Ellen McCourt, wife of the late Frank McCourt, with Professor Joseph O’Connor before his inaugural lecture as Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place/FusionShooters

Award-winning novelist Joseph O’Connor has described up and coming young Irish writers as “dazzling in their scope and originality”.Speaking before hi(...)

Winners of the best international band, the Acton-Boxborough Regional High School Marching Colonials from Massachusettes, USA. Photograph: Alan Place/FusionShooters.

With the theme music from hit movies like Superman and James Bond and even an appearance by ‘Jaws’ the killer shark, there was plenty to keep s(...)

Fidget Feet at the launch Limerick National City of Culture 2014. Photograph: Sean Curtin

‘Urban, edgy and contemporary” are the aims of the €6 million programme for Limerick’s reign as the first national City of Culture.The year-long progr(...)