President Michael D Higgins at the James Joyce grave in Fluntern cemetery, Zurich. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Half a century ago, when Fritz Senn organised a James Joyce symposium in Ireland, not all locals were impressed. This newspaper’s Quidnunc column sum(...)

 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(...)

James Joyce in Zürich, Switzerland, where his eye problems turned serious: Glaucoma didn’t prevent his other eye wandering. Two women took hold of Joyce’s imagination, apart from Nora, during his stay in Switzerland Photograph: Getty Images

Zürich during the first World War was awash with refugees and racketeers – a vibrant hodgepodge of pacifists, revolutionaries, anarchists and artists (...)

James Joyce: Some of his documents were donated to the foundation by the late Hans Jahnke, the son of Giorgio’s second wife, Dr Asta Jahnke-Osterwalder, in 2006. Photograph: Getty

An important collection of material concerning James Joyce’s life and work has been made available online by the National Library of Ireland. The col(...)