Brendan Behan

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The Store Yard has a selection of 19th century rocking horses,  from €350, and vintage red hat boxes from Christy’s of London c1960, €90 each.

Antique gifts have a lot to offer. Not only are they the most eco-friendly choice, they are made to last and for buyers offer a more relaxed alternati(...)

 Niall Tóibín at the Gaiety: Photograph:  Matt Kavanagh

Niall Tóibín Born: November 21st, 1929 Died: November 13th, 2019 Niall Tóibín, who has died aged 89, was one of Ireland’s leading actors and entertai(...)

Charles Ebbets's 1932 photograph of workers on Rockefeller Center in New York which includes two Irishmen: Patrick (Sonny) Glynn above, and far right in the larger version and Matty O'Shaughnessy far left.

Irish writer Brendan Behan once remarked: “People who say manual labour is a good thing have never done any”. Nevertheless, the fruits of the toil of(...)

Playwright and poet Tom MacIntyre has died at the age of 87 following a long illness. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘This above all: to thine own self be true’, the advice of Polonius to Hamlet, is one of the most celebrated observations in the Shakespearian canon. (...)

Ulick O’Connor. Photograph: Eric Luke

The funeral of writer, poet and historian Ulick O’Connor will take place in south Dublin on Friday. Mr O’Connor died on Monday, aged 90. His funeral (...)

The writer and historian Ulick O’Connor at home in Rathgar  in 2001. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Ulick O’Connor Born: October 12th, 1928 Died: October 7th, 2019 Ulick O’Connor, who has died aged 90, spoke his mind regardless of the cost to othe(...)

Devinish Road in Kimmage. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

What’s so good about Kimmage? Split between Dublin 6W and Dublin 12, Kimmage boasts an intriguing history. In the 1950s, the area had its own cinema,(...)

Simon O’Connor, director of the new Museum of Literature Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

If walls could talk, they’d whisper stories, putting tales and characters into your head: which is, of course, exactly what a good book does. Books in(...)

Stephen Rea: Miriam disarms Rea’s lugubriously diffident public persona. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At a time when so many current leaders on the world stage are fantasists peddling harmful fictions, it’s perhaps surprising that some of the most trut(...)

Statue of Edmund Burke at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The words “Burkean” and “berk” do not often appear together in print, but when they featured side-by-side in the subheading of an Economist article on(...)

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