Undated picture of Barbara Walsh.

There can be few burial grounds more beautiful than Maínis in south Connemara. With Saint Macdara’s and Mason islands to the west, it looks out on a r(...)

Connemara priest and author Fr Pádraig Standún has paid tribute to Taoiseach Enda Kenny for his stance on the abortion legislation. The critici(...)

Liam O’Flaherty: The House of Gold was suppressed by the Irish Censorship of Publications Board the year after its release in 1929, as it believed it fell into the category of being “indecent” or “obscene”.  Photograph: NYPL Digital Gallery/Wikipedia

Greed, priestly lust, alcoholism, sexual frustration and murder are among the themes of the first novel to be banned in Ireland, which is due to be pu(...)