Maud Gonne. Photograph: Courtesy of the Yeats Society of Sligo

Exile was a key part of James Joyce’s strategy as a living writer. That it has followed him into eternity was not part of the plan. Since his death in(...)

Because of the impending legislation, Samaritans is changing the rules for its 12 branches in the Republic. Photograph: Alan Betson.

In 2004 Ray Osborne, a volunteer with Samaritans in Kent, received a call from a man who confessed to the murder of a woman. Osborne contacted the pol(...)

Author Anthony Jordan with former taoiseach Brian Cowen in 2010. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A 40-year veteran of Samaritans has resigned over the organisation’s decision to relax its core principle of confidentiality to comply with new chil(...)