When we meet in London, Sheila O’Donnell has just won Woman Architect of the Year at the Royal Institute of British Architects awards. Earlier th(...)

Jill Abramson, pictured in 2011 when she was announced as executive editor of the New York Times, flanked by then managing editor Dean Baquet and outgoing editor Bill Keller. Photograph: The New York Times

A former executive editor of The New York Times has been appointed as adjunct professor at DCU’s school of communications. Jill Abramson was the firs(...)

Author Philip Roth, at home in Manhattan’s Upper West Side in January 2018. Photograph: Philip Montgomery/The New York Times

With the death of Richard Wilbur in October, Philip Roth became the longest-serving member in the literature department of the American Academy of Art(...)

Marina Ratner proved her most influential theorem after she turned 50

Marina Ratner, an influential mathematician and Russian-Jewish émigré who defied the notion that the best and the brightest in her field do their fine(...)

Colm Tóibín: “The phrase ‘working artists engaged in productive practice’ sounds . . . like a phrase that could have been used by Stalin about recalcitrant farmers in the Soviet Union.” Photograph: Frank Miller

The writer Colm Tóibín has condemned controversial proposals from the Arts Council to cut grants for non-productive artists and to introduce audits to(...)

Dr Fiona Ginty Principal scientist in the Life Sciences and Molecular Diagnostics Organization at GE Research Center (GRC) in NYC, working on a cure (...)

Irish architects O’Donnell + Tuomey have been pipped at the post for the premier Mies van der Rohe prize for European architecture, which went to the (...)

Seamus Heaney did not confine himself to poetry. A respected critic, he also was a distinguished academic and his translations from Greek, Latin, Italian, Irish and Anglo-Saxon reflect the extent of his learning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Born: April 13th, 1939; Died: August 30th, 2013The Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who has died aged 74, was described by Robert Lowell as “the most imp(...)