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As a writer, Julia O’Faolain, who lived most of her adult live abroad, was not particularly well-known in Ireland. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Julia O’Faolain, writer, born June 6th, 1932, died October 27th, 2020 The London-born Irish writer Julia O’Faolain has died following a long illness.(...)

The Borat actor on his new film, why he's reluctant to be a celebrity and his long-standing distaste for Trump Borat uses the flower bed in fron(...)

Librarians Yvonne Moloney, Helen McGonagle and Patricia Looney preparing for reopening of Cork City Library Central Branch on Grand Parade on Monday. Photograph: Barry Roche

As librarians around the country brace themselves for a resumption of borrowing when libraries reopen on Monday, staff in Cork prepare to once again p(...)

Great Irish movies: Eamonn Owens as Francie Brady in The Butcher Boy, directed by Neil Jordan

IN VERY PARTICULAR ORDER, HERE’S OUR (CURRENTLY DEFINITIVE) PICK OF THE GREATEST IRISH MOVIES EVER MADE No sane person will sincerely claim that(...)

St Louis federal reserve chair James Bullard has predicted the US unemployment rate may hit 30 per cent in the second quarter.

More than 22 million American have lost their jobs in the last four weeks as the coronavirus pandemic has swept across the US, according to government(...)

Sergio Garcia celebrates after making an eagle on the 15th during the 2017 US Masters. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty

A Masters Sunday provides no hiding place, no let-up and no excuses. You do it when it needs to be done or you spend another 12 months wondering how t(...)

Photograph: PA Wire

The full story of Ian Bailey’s conviction in a French court and the next steps in the legal battle Monday December 23rd marks the 23rd anniversa(...)

 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

Rowan Cottage, to be auctioned on May 29th

If the thatched cottage is the quintessential Irish home then Peter Bennett’s – The Spinning Wheel, in Rathangan, Co Kildare – comes straight from cen(...)

Sophie Toscan du Plantier and her son Pierre-Louis, who has grown into a self-assured family spokesman

The murder of a French woman in west Cork dominated the news at the end of 1996. I spent the holidays in Dublin and still remember the moment I first (...)

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