Bryson Bill

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 William Shakespeare: in certain circles, the Bard of Avon’s impending 400th will provoke conflict

The centenary of the Rising will not be the only anniversary to provoke contention this coming April. In 1916, Easter Week coincided with the tercente(...)

There are more than 25 billion one and two cent coins in circulation across the EU, costing more than €400 million. Photograph: Ulrich Baumgarten via Getty Images

This week, the Central Bank will publish details of how it plans to phase out one and two cent coins from widespread circulation. The coins will re(...)

Ever since he pottered about Britain, with his Notes from A Small Island, sticking his nose into every small corner of the scept’red isle, an unash(...)

Start and finish Ards Friary, Donegal. Grid reference 55.1569 -7.8648 Get there From Letterkenny, take the N56 and 2km after Creeslough turn ri(...)

Robert Redford stars as Bill Bryson and Nick Nolte as Stephen Katz in ‘A Walk in the Woods’. Photograph: Frank Masi, SMPSP / Broad Green Pictures

Despite the odd Germanic-sounding vowel – a holdover from his native Des Moines brogue – you do have to remind yourself that Bill Bryson isn’t British(...)

Illustration: Thinkstock/Irish Times Premedia

Money – or, more often, the lack of it – brings many problems. Some of those problems are life and death; others are not so serious – just annoying(...)

A delicious nugget in Bill Bryson’s One Summer: America 1927 centres on Harry Stevens, the Englishman who made more money from baseball than any pl(...)

Overbearing: Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan. Photograph: Laura Hutton/Photocall Ireland

It will hardly come as news to some listeners, but last week it was finally official: George Hook is a loudmouth. The surprise was that this judgment (...)