James Joyce

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The Commitments (1991): Alan Parker's euphoric adaptation of the 1987 Roddy Doyle novel

Over the past 20 years, since the Irish film industry shook itself properly awake, somebody or other has been talking about showing us a Dublin you ne(...)

Evening sunlight over Dublin Bay, as seen from the Vico Road, Killiney, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Even allowing for higher-than-average levels of sophistication in the south Dublin suburbs of Dalkey and Killiney, it seems remarkable that one of the(...)

A view of Stoneybatter from   42 Manor Street, home to the Gateway Project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Now in its second year, the Stoneybatter Festival offers a programme of nearly 100 events, encompassing music, food, arts, culture, entertainment and (...)

US first lady Melania Trump walks from her to her motorcade wearing a Zara design jacket with the phrase “I Really Don’t Care. Do U?”. Photograph: Kevin Lamarque/Reuters

Jacket chaos: Who was the intended audience for Melania Trump’s ‘don’t care’ coat?: The First Lady often seems to use her clothes as a private diary, (...)

Lucia Joyce: Samuel Beckett kept a photograph of her in her silver fish costume. Photograph: Berenice Abbott/Getty

Lucia Joyce, born to James Joyce and Nora Barnacle in Trieste in 1907, has captured the imagination of many writers and artists as tragic muse. Film-m(...)

President Michael D Higgins hosts a Bloomsday garden party where John Shevlin immersed himself in the character James Joyce. Photograph: Tom Honan.

The graves of a moneylender, drowned solicitor and murdered under secretary were just three stops along an annual Bloomsday tour of Glasnevin Cemetery(...)

Astrantia ‘Gill Richardson’. Photograph:  Richard Johnston

Are you in search of long-flowering, easy-to-grow plants that will add oodles of oomph to your June garden? The sorts that experienced gardeners refer(...)

The Hibernian Metropolis by Senan Moloney

While he was holed up inside during the snow a few months ago, Senan Molony came up with a cunning plan, born of boredom. Among the more arcane side i(...)

Craw is a new arts and performance festival launching this month in Berlin. Photograph:  Turlach O Broin

Karl Marx Strasse in Berlin’s Neukölln district is usually abuzz with Turks and tattooed hipsters, but not on this sultry Sunday afternoon. The real (...)

Lucia Joyce

Events in Dublin today will indirectly celebrate the first date between James Joyce and the woman who became his wife, Nora Barnacle. But across the I(...)

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