Christine Dwyer Hickey and her brother Owen Dwyer at the launch of  The Dancer in 2005. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 2004, Christine Dwyer Hickey published Tatty, a remarkable book for its pathos, its dry humour, and the controlled beauty of its style, but perhaps(...)

“It wasn’t a predictable paper,” said Elaine Dobbyn, a teacher in Coláiste Iognáid, Galway. “I thought the State Examinations Commission did a good job of challenging the students without throwing them completely.” Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

There were no tears today for Leaving Cert students of English as Paper 2 performed as students hoped and, dare one suggest, expected on Thursday afte(...)

John Montague: one of Ireland’s most internationally recognised poets. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

To mark Poetry Day Ireland, a country-wide celebration of poetry on Thursday May 7th, The Irish Times is publishing Bird Boy, a new poem by John Mon(...)

Poet Martin Dyar and Cúirt festival director Dani Gill unveil a plaque at the east bank of the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway city which recalls time spent there by WB Yeats, George Moore and Edward Martyn. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city’s association withWB Yeats and George Moore and an infamous late-night crubeen cafe known as ‘The Kasbah’ have been commemorated with two (...)

Con Devlin, who has died aged 79, was a master printer and typesetter. He had served a rigorous apprenticeship as a Monotype keyboard operator. Yet by(...)

John Berryman with Jack Ryan, owner of the Beggars Bush public house, c.1966/1967
100 years of John Berryman
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Born in Oklahoma in 1914, John Berryman was one of the most original American poets of his generation. In the decade before he took his own life, in 1(...)

Charles de Gaulle with President Éamon de Valera at Áras an Uachtaráin in June 1969, shortly after the former had resigned as president of France. Researchers in Belfast and Lille have traced de Gaulle’s roots to Co Down. Photograph: Jimmy McCormack

Seán McCartan claims only the most tenuous blood tie to “the last great Frenchman”. His 17th century ancestor, Owen McCartan, was the brother of Gen C(...)

37 Derry Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12
Town & Country

Address: 37 Derry Drive, Crumlin, Dublin 12 Agent: Colman Grimes Estate Agents Built in the 1960s, this three-bedroom, 58sq m (624sq m), end-of-terra(...)

President Michael D Higgins said it was an honour to  become a Freeman of a city of writers, poets, sports stars, patriots and composers. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins today recalled Cork’s great contributions to Irish politics, sport and culture over the past 100 years as he spoke (...)