DG Boyce:  his modest manner belied both his influence and a remarkable breadth and depth of historical, as well as literary, knowledge and insight. Photograph: Niall Boyce

David George Boyce, who has died at the age of 77, was a leading historian of Anglo-Irish relations. His career was based almost entirely in Wales but(...)

Sir William Gregory: not the villain as commonly portrayed

Recent performances by the Druid Theatre of the plays of Lady Augusta Gregory have reminded us how talented a figure she was. George Bernard Shaw once(...)