President Michael D Higgins  with Micheál Ó Conghaile, one of the editors of Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán, and  Colm  Ó Raghallaigh, who published the graphic novel version of Gráinne Mhaol. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

“The West is awake – and writing” was the message in Dublin last night when the “Gaeilgeoirati” gathered to celebrate Irish-language publishing in the(...)

Lorna Siggins and Michael Murphy at their conferral yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish Times Western correspondent Lorna Siggins and RTÉ newsreader Michael Murphy were both awarded honorary master of arts degrees by NUI Galway yes(...)