Blaise and Blake O’Donnell, children of Solicitor, Brian O’Donnell, pictured leaving the Four Courts  after a Supreme Court action last year. Photograph: Collins

The adult children of the Brian and Mary O’Donnell, whose home in Gorse Hill in Killiney is at the centre of a legal battle, have said the impression (...)

Playwright Frank McGuinness:  ‘Is it surprising that in those classrooms poetry was drudgery, prose breaking stones?’ Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Remembering my schooldays in Donegal, in the fearful 1950s and 1960s, could I ever then believed I might one day see the words “imagination” an(...)

Cadhla Brock, Conor Ryan, Sean McDermott and Brod Brock McDermott (three months) with the Liam MacCarthy cup. Photograph: Sean Curtin Photo.

It has taken 16 years to bring Liam MacCarthy back to Clare and nearly five hours to transport him the short distance from the Clare border to Ennis f(...)

Dennis O’Driscoll: died last December. Photograph: Ian Oliver

Dennis O’Driscoll’s final collection Dear Life has won this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now Award. The poet died last December and the award will be pr(...)