Muhammad Ali, the subject of a new poem in Poetry by Declan Ryan, poses a portrait in his robe in 1964. Photograph: Focus on Sport/Getty Images

In their beginnings the generation of poets that included Thomas Kinsella, John Montague, Richard Murphy and the slightly younger Seamus Heaney and(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina listen as Theo Dorgan recites his poem, Waystation, which is part of the Letterfrack Poetry Trail which the President opened. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

in Letterfrack President Michael D Higgins has warned against any attempt to “erase the past” when taking positive initiatives.Speaking in Letterfrack(...)

Patrick O’Reilly with his installation Thorn at his exhibition in The Shed at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Western Correspondent Giant inflatable crustaceans will cruise the streets of Galway today as the city kicks off its international arts festival, whic(...)

Marty Walsh at his election-night rally following his victory in Boston earlier this month. Photograph: Gretchen Ertl/New York Times

Martin J Walsh, the new mayor of Boston, jokes that it was his two Irish aunts, one travelling from Galway and the other from England, that “put me ov(...)

Minister for Justice Alan Shatter: posts go before the Judicial Appointments Advisory Board. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Government has nominated six county registrars for appointment as specialist judges of the Circuit Court, creating a new cadre of judges in a m(...)