Founders of the Gaelic League, Connradh na Gaedhilge, Eoin MacNeill (1867 - 1945) and Doctor Douglas Hyde (1860 - 1949). MacNeill supported the Anglo-Irish Treaty and was a delegate for his government to the Irish Boundary Commission. Photograph: Walshe/Topical Press Agency/Getty Images

The role of the Irish language in the ongoing Stormont impasse has led to much talk of the language being politicised, weaponised and otherwise instru(...)

Dingle-based traditional singer  Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh: “Around here, everyone is just a bit strange and that’s great.”

“I call this place ‘An Res’, as in the reservation,” says Muireann Nic Amhlaoibh, a traditional singer and flautist based in the Corca Dhuibhne Gaelt(...)

‘Star Wars’ crew collect provisions at Portmagee, Co Kerry, on Tuesday. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

As shooting for the eighth episode of the ‘Star Wars’ film saga begins on Skellig Michael, 12 writers and a photographer associated with the Kerry isl(...)

Using a pen-name and reluctant to be interviewed, Biddy Jenkinson’s secrecy once prompted speculation that a committee wrote her poems. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Who IS Biddy Jenkinson? For over 30 years now, scholars have been left stumped and scratching their heads as this very private poet has risen to the t(...)

Louis de Paor: A modernity of tone and subject comes across in the translations. Photograph: Alan Betson

Louis de Paor edited Innti, the nursery of new Irish poetry, at University College Cork in the 1980s, after which he spent time in Australia before re(...)

This year’s IMRAM highlight, The Bob Marley Project, is on at the Pavilion Theatre, Dún Laoghaire, this Friday, October 10th, at 8pm

Once upon a time … I was a reader, but not a reader of literature in Irish. I was a speaker of Irish, or a kind of Irish, having been brought up speak(...)

Author Lean Cullinan. Photograph: Alan Betson

Léan Cullinan has been writing since childhood and is a graduate of the MPhil in Creative Writing at Trinity College Dublin. Her debut novel is The(...)