John Lennon. Photograph: Getty Images

Cruising what used to be called the Information Superhighway recently, I took a wrong turn somewhere and found myself briefly lost on a weird section (...)

The seven Irish books on the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award longlist

Seven Irish writers feature on the longlist for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary fiction prize(...)

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The late Leonard Cohen was not much associated with the concept of “crack”, in the Irish sense of that term. But as people who attended any of his glo(...)

Bobby Molloy photographed in 2000 at a press briefing regarding the deregulation of the taxi industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Bobby Molloy, who has died aged 80, experienced more ups and downs in politics than probably any other politician of his generation. His political c(...)

The viewing tower in Smithfield Square, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few weeks ago I awoke to a radio report that a violent incident had happened in “Kevin Barry House in north inner city Dublin”. That was all listen(...)

Temple Bar at night. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

1. The Gates to Hell Hell is shown on Rocque’s Map of Dublin for 1756 and links Fishamble Street to St Michael’s Hill and running through the south(...)

Kevin Barry House, Coleraine St, Dublin 7, where a young man was stabbed. Photograph: Google Maps

A man has been hospitalised after being stabbed during an attack in Dublin city. Gardaí confirmed that a 19-year old man had been stabbed at a proper(...)

Mike McCormack’s ‘Solar Bones’ needs to be considered for the Man Booker Prize. But we can’t submit it.

Who cares about the Man Booker Prize? For most people, if the name is recognisable at all, it’s an award for the snooty elite – “posh bingo”, as Julia(...)

RTÉ is to make a follow-up to its Easter Rising-themed TV drama Rebellion (above). File photograph: RTÉ

RTÉ is to make a follow-up to its Easter Rising-themed TV drama Rebellion. Rebellion: Two States will be set in the War of Independence, and the dra(...)

Brenda Donohue: her natural outlook is so positive one suspects she could see the bright side of a tenement slum

Living happily in a commuter- belt town seems akin to leading a hipster lifestyle: many thousands do it, but virtually no one admits to it. Compared w(...)