Sean Lynch’s For the Birds, which works with the myth of An Buile Suibhne

What connects a block of ice at the Irish Museum of Modern Art, a cow pat in Carlow, the poetry of WB Yeats and Tom Murphy’s play Bailegangaire? Th(...)

The late author Maeve Binchy photographed at her Dalkey home in 2006. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former Irish Times journalist Mary Maher spoke tonight of being left a collection of the (...)

Dublin’s Lord Mayor Oisín Quinn (centre), conferring the Honorary Freedom of the City of Dublin on Fr Peter McVerry (left) and Brian O’Driscoll, at the Mansion House, Dawson Street, Dublin last night. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 2:42

Rugby player Brian O’Driscoll and social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry were awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin last night. (...)

Derek Mahon in July 2010. Photograph: John Allen

Derek Mahon’s introduction to Echo’s Grove (Gallery, €22.50/ €13.90), his collected translations, describes how he looks for “affinities of idea, shap(...)

Brian O’Driscoll: joins list including John F Kennedy, Bill Clinton, Mother Teresa, Nelson Mandela, the four members of U2, Kevin Heffernan, Aung San Suu Kyi. Louis Le Brocquy and Thomas Kinsella. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Rugby player Brian O’Driscoll and social justice campaigner Fr Peter McVerry are to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Lord Mayor Oisín Qui(...)

Late poet Seamus Heaney as he appeared in 1970. Photograph: PA Wire

There was “collective shock” among the literary community today at the sudden passing of “one of the world’s greatest writers”. Poet Theo Dorgan has s(...)

Nobel Prize winning poet Seamus Heaney who died today aged 74. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Taoiseach Enda Kenny has said the death of Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney today has brought a “great sorrow to Ireland” and only the poet himself could (...)