Noreen Rice: hung out with Belfast’s bohemians and took to smoking French cigarettes as a sign of sophistication

Noreen Rice, who has died aged 79, was a Belfast-born artist who made Co Monaghan her home for the last two decades of her life.Though influenced by t(...)

Bright Light Studio Fermoy Dance School with Luxe dancing at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Cork City. Photograph: Clare Keogh 1:51

DUBLIN Many native Dubliners are ambivalent about the St Patrick’s Day parade. Many have seen it so many times before. Others associate(...)

Forage for supper: Bring your mother to a wildfood masterclass at Brook Lodge in Macreddin Village, Co Wicklow

Don’t panic, it’s not this weekend: you still have a week to sort your Mother’s Day present. However, if you were born to that impossible-to-spoil (...)

The statue of Patrick Kavanagh on the canal near Baggot Street bridge. The poet’s A Christmas Childhood is among the 10 poems shortlisted in search for  Ireland’s best loved poems of the past 100 years. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Patrick Kavanagh’s timeless A Christmas Childhood, William Butler Yeats’s Easter 1916 and Paul Durcan’s Making Love Outside Áras an Uachtaráin have be(...)

Ireland  international wing Tommy Bowe attending the Service of Thanksgiving for the life of John Wilson “Jack” Kyle, former Ireland and Lions rugby player in Fisherwick Presbyterian Church, Belfast. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Irish rugby legends have paid tribute to the one considered the greatest of them all as they joined friends and family of the late Jack Kyle at a spec(...)

 Lissadell House in Co Sligo

Sligo County Council has withdrawn an objection made to An Bórd Pleanála over the erection of a boundary fence at Lissadell House and Demense in a mov(...)

WB Yeats circa 1933. Photographs: Library of Congress

William Butler Yeats died 75 years ago today at 2.30pm in a small upstairs room at the Hôtel Idéal Séjour in Roquebrune Cap Martin. The room had a wro(...)

Standing proud with medals of service lined across their chests, 11 members of the 37th Irish Army cadet class paid tribute to president John F Kenned(...)

Photograph: George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress

At a conference in the US I heard the keynote speaker quote William Butler Yeats: “Education is not the filling of a pail, but the lighting of a fire.(...)

’The weakest institution by far under the Constitution has been the Seanad.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

In his 1943 memoir of William Butler Yeats, Oliver St John Gogarty, himself a former member of the Senate of the Irish Free State, wrote in relation t(...)