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Tara Lynne O'Neill: 'I became an actor because I wanted to work with people. I found another family outside of my family'

When Tara Lynne O’Neill first auditioned for Derry Girls, she didn’t get the part because she looked too young. The gas thing is, her character – Ma M(...)

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again: President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina at the launch of the new exhibition. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Seamus Heaney: Listen Now Again, the exhibition based on the Nobel laureate poet’s archive, was today formally opened the new Bank of Ireland Cultural(...)

Our dad the poet: Seamus, Catherine, Mick, Marie and Chris Heaney in the 1970s. Photograph © Bobbie Hanvey; courtesy National Library of Ireland

Five years after the jolt of Seamus Heaney’s unexpected death we are back at a moment. Back with Heaney, whose poems resonate with the rhythm of the l(...)

Patrick Kavanagh.  The Wiltshire Collection, National Library of Ireland. Patrick Kavanagh.  Poet. The Wiltshire Collection, National Library of Ireland.

Fifty years ago, in the summer of 1967, a young Danish student made the mistake of approaching Patrick Kavanagh in Dublin’s The Bailey pub, to ask abo(...)

Britain’s Prince Charles and Camilla Duchess of Cornwall arrive at Hillsborough Castle on Wednesday. Photograph: Clodagh Kilcoyne/Reuters

Prince Charles and his wife, Camilla, arrive in Dublin on Wednesday afternoon, where they will be greeted by President Michael D Higgins and his wife,(...)

“Perhaps I was too much in awe of him to describe him as a friend,” says Stephen Rea, right, of Seamus Heaney. Photographs: Matt Kavanagh, Brenda Fitzsimons

“I’m going to be in trouble for saying that,” Stephen Rea says. We’re in the Merrion Hotel, where Rea has been talking about the Field Day programme o(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin predicts a very different role for clergy in Irish parishes. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire

Parish life for Ireland’s Catholics will be very different in the future, Archbishop of Armagh and Catholic primate Eamon Martin has said. “It will im(...)

Marie Heaney and her children, Michael, Christopher and Catherine, at the official opening of the new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Seamus Heaney’s family gathered “with mixed but generally joyful emotions” in his native Bellaghy, Co Derry, yesterday for the official opening of th(...)

Barney Devlin with the writer Catherine Mack outside his forge in Bellaghy, Co Derry

Barney Devlin, the blacksmith from Bellaghy, Co Derry, immortalised in two poems by Seamus Heaney, his Nobel laureate neighbour, has died, aged 96. H(...)

The funeral of 39-year-old Declan McGlinchey, son of the late Irish National Liberation Army leader Dominic McGlinchey, who died suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday has taken place in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Pacemaker.

The funeral of 39-year-old Declan McGlinchey who died suddenly from a heart attack on Sunday has taken place in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Mr McGlinchey is t(...)

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