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John Shevlin is pictured at St Stephen’s Green on Bloomsday 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Bloom plodges forward again. He stands before a lighted house, listening. The kisses, winging from their bowers fly about him, twittering, warbling, (...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Ian McKinley (right) singing the Italian national anthem ahead of the Six Nations game against Wales in Rome in 2019. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Few Irish rugby players have a documentary made about them, but then again few have a story quite like Ian McKinley’s. Of course he’s an Italian now, (...)

“Just as the display of holy pictures in a house does not guarantee the inmates are leading lives of piety, so the display of literary iconography in bars does not imply a devotion to actual reading.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Among the latest non-events in this year of things that didn’t happen was Mylesday at Dublin’s Palace bar. An annual feature since 2011, it commemorat(...)

Trieste, Italy: The church of St Antonio Thaumaturgo is situated at the northern end of the Canale Grande.

Nestled in northeastern Italy and close to the border with both Croatia and Slovenia, Trieste is a city at the crossroads of cultures, a beloved refug(...)

“Ireland’s premier writer”: James Joyce  in Zurich  in 1938, three years before his death. File photograph: Hulton/Getty

Dublin City councillors have proposed a motion to attempt to bring the remains of James Joyce and his wife Nora Barnacle back to Ireland. The motion (...)

Ireland has shown itself ready to celebrate Joyce and the opening of the new Museum of Literature Ireland (MoLI) at 86 St Stephen’s Green this week.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

In January 1899, at 86 St Stephen’s Green, two student debaters from University College Dublin defeated a motion at the Literary and Historical Societ(...)

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(...)

People pay their respects in front of dozens of coffins containing remains of more than 600 victims of the 1994 genocide in Rwanda. File photograph: Themistocles Hakizimana/Reuters

Between 2001 and 2015, sales of translated fiction grew by 96 per cent. One reason, argues Daniel Hahn, who last year established a prize for first tr(...)

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 (...)

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