Syrian refugees awaiting relocation from Jordan. Photograph: AP Photo/Raad Adayleh

Kerry County Council, which housed six Syrian refugee families last week, has had to delay accepting six more families because of the difficulties it (...)

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby film. F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is an option on the 2017 single text list for Leaving Cert

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has topped reading lists all over the world this summer. The story of the long-hidden second novel by the bestsellin(...)

Benjamin Grosvenor: redrew balances at will and shifted material into different octaves as he saw fit, not to emulate effects that are possible on a harpsichord but rather to make absolutely the best pianistic effect

A recital by the 22-year-old English pianist Benjamin Grosvenor is anything but an everyday experience. Just look at the programme he offered at th(...)

On the floor: Formica lugubris is a ‘near-threatened’ species. Illustration: Michael Viney

The question of what another of Earth’s species is “good for”, delivered with lifted eyebrow and sceptical jut of the chin, can open up a whole(...)

Ruby Wax, who holds a master’s degree in mindfulness-based cognitive therapy from Oxford, is due to be interviewed by playwright John Breen on November 17th in Westport. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Comedian Ruby Wax, historian Prof Diarmaid Ferriter, writer Gerry Stembridge and poet Geraldine Mitchell are among participants lined up for this yea(...)