Maureen Kennelly, the director of Poetry Ireland: ‘I think the Irish public might be misled into thinking that some poets are earning vast amounts of money.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Poetry Ireland offices on Kildare Street are opposite the Dáil; conveniently located for any politician who may wish to drop in. So far, none have(...)

Dardis Clarke and Elisa Marie Robinson at the opening of the Absolut Classics exhibition in the Rubicon Gallery, St Stephens Green, Dublin in 2001

Dardis Clarke, who has died aged 73, was a former chairman of Poetry Ireland, life member of the National Union of Journalists and champion of (...)