Peter Hain (left), then secretary of state for Northern Ireland, presents Aidan Hennigan  with an OBE at a reception at the Irish Embassy in London in April  2006, in recognition of his long service to journalism. File photograph:John Stillwell/PA

Former Irish Press London editor Aidan Hennigan OBE died today a few weeks short of his 91st birthday. Francis Aidan Bernard Hennigan, to give him (...)

George Stacpoole: “I find research fascinating and try and try to pass on to customers as much information as I can find.”

George Stacpoole is an antiques dealer and President of the Irish Antique Dealers Association (IADA) His shop – George Stacpoole Antiques – is at Mai(...)

Denis Bergin on graduation day in 1966 with his parents Richard and Mary.

On a recent Sunday, some 40 elderly men gathered to mark 50 years since graduation. The Maynooth Class of 1966. Back in September 1963, dressed in uni(...)

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope: Stefanie Preissner. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Stefanie Preissner, the 28-year-old writer of RTÉ’s new comedy drama Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, accepts a coffee from Amy Huberman, who is wearing a big (...)

Gordana by Dragana Jurisic

My Own Unknown – Dragana Jurisic Stray – Paul Gaffney Oliver Sears Gallery, Dublin ★★★★★ Few people can have had as dramatic a beginning in photo(...)

George W Bush may or may not have said that the French have no word for entrepreneur, but English certainly has no good word for zeitgeist. The “spir(...)

Irish country houses have a romantic appeal for all sorts of people. When the young Edna O’Brien eloped with writer Ernest Gébler, it was to Lake Par(...)

Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

Bob Geldof and Van Morrison in A Fanatic Heart, a biography of WB Yeats

‘The 1916 commemoration on O’Connell Street was like a bad North Korea-type military parade with emotionally overblown television coverage” – no, not(...)

The State’s Censorship of Publications Board has banned a book for the first time in 18 years. File photograph: Getty Images

The State’s Censorship of Publications Board has banned a book for the first time in 18 years. The book, The Raped Little Runaway, by Jean Martin. wa(...)