Kilkenny Castle, with John’s Bridge in the foreground. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Nobody quite knows what will happen in June to all the mayoral chains, maces, scrolls and other civic paraphernalia of the city and town counci(...)

Incoming chair of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke  was most recently the director of the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Sheila Pratschke is to be the new chair of the Arts Council, as announced yesterday by Minster for the Arts Jimmy Deenihan. She succeeds Pat Moylan, w(...)

Most of the material collected in The Short Fiction of Flann O’Brien is not, in any sense, new. But for many readers, familiar only with his novels an(...)

Praveen Halappanavar, husband of the late Savita, arrives this morning to give evidence at her inquest in Galway. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Praveen Halappanavar has told the inquest into his wife Savita's death how she repeatedly asked doctors at University Hospital Galway for a te(...)