Francis Harvey, who has died aged 89, was a poet, playwright and fiction writer. Though born in Enniskillen in Fermanagh, Donegal was his natural home(...)

The death has occurred after a short illness of the Donegal poet, playwright and fiction writer Francis Harvey – he was 89. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The death has occurred after a short illness of the Donegal poet, playwright and fiction writer Francis Harvey. He was 89.Born in Enniskillen, Co Ferm(...)

In his August 1972 High Pop column for The Irish Times, Stewart Parker opened his review of Van Morrison’s Saint Dominic’s Preview: “Belfast should na(...)

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“Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness, Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;Conspiring with him how to load and blessWith fruit the vines tha(...)

Trevor White, director The Little Museum of Dublin, with Liam Kavanagh, managing director ‘The Irish Times’ and Kevin O’Sullivan, editor, ‘The Irish Times’, at the official launch of The Editor’s Room in the Little Museum of Dublin at 15 St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:35

A little history of The Irish Times has gone on display at the Little Museum of Dublin on St Stephen’s Green. The Editor’s Room is a re-creation of th(...)

 John FitzGerald, librarian at University College Cork: winner of the €1,000 poetry award believes “the most important skill is to be critical of one’s own work”.

A librarian whose writing has never appeared in print before today has won the Patrick Kavanagh Poetry Award. John FitzGerald, university librarian(...)

Billy Collins: ‘It is like an eye chart, with its big E at the top, and the letters getting less legible as it moves along. A poem should be like that’

‘The idea of a popular poet is a bit of an oxymoron in people’s minds,” says Billy Collins, the luminary lyricist and former American poet laureate(...)

Conor McManus of Monaghan celebrates after his county beat Kildare  to clinch a place in the All-Ireland SFC quarter-final stage, unofficially, the cut-off point for the best teams of a particular year.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Media interaction with teams nowadays is generally conducted in environments sufficiently sterile for use in the fight against the Ebola virus. Yet th(...)

Head first: jumping into the Grand Canal at Suir Road Bridge in Drimnagh, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:29

The rise of the two German discount giants Lidl and Aldi, and the rise in temperatures has led to a new craze in Dublin – canal diving in wetsuits.(...)

Writer Dermot Healy near his home in Ballyconnell West, Co Sligo.

The novelist, poet, playwright and short-story writer, Dermot Healy, who has died suddenly at the age of 66, was, according to Roddy Doyle, possibly t(...)