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Collette Furey: ‘I have always been intrigued by cold and remote places.’

Many teachers enjoy enlightening their students about different countries and cultures around the world, and while some draw on their own experience, (...)

Over the years, Sufjan Stevens has explored and expanded upon the mythology of America. Here he interrogates that mythology. The result is a holy trin(...)

“One comparatively trivial memory I will retain from 2020 is that I didn’t wear a tie once after mid-March in that year.”

Happy Eve of the Twelfth. I’ve attended more Orange parades than some might consider acceptable for a native-born son of Roscommon. Included were eigh(...)

A piece by Gabriel Hayes at the entrance to the Church of the Ascension in Gurranabraher in Cork. Hayes was one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th century.

Sculpture is a hot topic right now. It is an ideal time to look at the life and work of one of Ireland’s most prolific female sculptors of the 20th ce(...)

I have seen God in the front-line workers in hospitals, nursing homes, hospices. Photograph: iStock

In the middle of March, just as the pandemic reached our shores, I was standing at a pedestrian crossing in my clerical collar. A car slowed down and (...)

Oona Doherty: “Lots of artists in Ireland basically work for free, and that’s not sustainable.” Photograph: Luca Truffarelli

Last week, at London’s Dance Umbrella, Oona Doherty represented the tough exterior and vulnerability of working class men on stage. Next week in Belfa(...)

Patrick Pye at the RHA annual exhibition in 2007. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

“One of the great individualists,” is how artist and Royal Hibernian Academy (RHA) president, Mick O’Dea, describes Patrick Pye who died on Thursday. (...)

Wolfe Tone: in declaring that his republic should comprise Catholic, Protestant and dissenter, he relied heavily on religious denomination. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

It was a strange epiphany in the unlikely setting of the local refuse recycling centre in a small French town. I was intending to drop off some stuff(...)

Ah yes. July 1st. We’ll never feel till Christmas. You think I’m joking? Six months of 2017 gone. Six to go. If they pass with the same stealth as the(...)

Former editor of the ‘Sunday Press’ Michael Keane died on Saturday in hospital. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

The funeral Mass has taken place in south Dublin of the former editor of the Sunday Press and public relations consultant Michael Keane. A large num(...)

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