Shannon Airport has made it to the final three destinations in an X Factor-style competition to decide a new airline route from Cologne

First it was singing, then dancing and now airline routes. Yes, you read that correctly. In the first round of an X Factor style comptition, a German (...)

James Joyce photographed in 1917 in Zurich, Switzerland. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

As Bloomsday approaches, it’s worth remembering that Ulysses, the most famous literary evocation of Dublin city, was written by a man living many mile(...)

Longlisted for the 2016 Man Booker International prize:  Israeli author Amos Oz. Photograph: Dan Porges/Getty Images

Four possible Nobel literature laureates, Israelis Amos Oz and David Grossman, Albanian Ismail Kadare and Yan Lianke, who is a banned writer in his na(...)

From left: Landscapes of Communism by Owen Hatherley; Hidden Urbanism: Architecture and Design of the Moscow Metro by Philipp Meuser and Anna Martovitskaya; Lost England 1870-1930 with text by Phillip Davies.

James Joyce once famously declared of Ulysses: “I want to give a picture of Dublin so complete that if the city one day suddenly disappeared from the (...)

 Eileen Gray’s modernist  home, E-1027, at Roquebrune-Cap-Martin in the South of France, which features murals by Le Corbusier

While the Irish have a reputation for travelling the world, so too does our culture. Beyond the ubiquitous Irish pub, with its varying degrees of aut(...)

Keggie Carew: Does an impressive job of sorting through mountains of records, recordings, official archives and family diaries and letters to create a coherent and sometimes compelling narrative of her father’s wars. Photograph: Juliette Foyhr

What is it about the lives of others? Narrated after the fact, they can seem so offhandedly heroic – even, and perhaps most strikingly, when they are (...)

Musician Adrian Crowley and his daughter Alice (6) at home in Northstrand, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The trials of parenthood have been well documented – the years of penury, the torturous sleep deprivation, the scatological mayhem. But an overlooked (...)