Colm Toibin

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 Long Players, edited by Tom Gatti,  is an enjoyable mix of memoir and music writing.

 Isn’t it ironic that a book billed as a paean to the album form, an antidote to the age of the playlist, is itself a kind of literary compilatio(...)

Happy Days: Lisa Dwan in rehearsals for Trevor Nunn’s 60th-anniversary production. Photograph: Helen Maybanks/Riverside Studios

Lisa Dwan is on Zoom in the back of a cab, her face glowing as she talks about the surprises of the past year. “I feel guilty saying this, because I’m(...)

Leaving Cert student  Kevin Holland who is sitting his exams at Castlecomer Community School in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Laura Hutton.

First, I want to thank the warm and sunny weather of the past week for making it tough to study. I wish I could scoop up the books and head outside, b(...)

Colm Tóibín is among the signatories. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

More than 170 writers, artists and intellectuals have called on European leaders to offer an independent Scotland a simple and attractive way to join (...)

Boland: Journey of a Poet – Siobhán Cullen in Druid’s production; the artist Debbie Chapman is painting a portrait of Eavan Boland in the background

BOLAND: JOURNEY OF A POET On demand from the Mick Lally Theatre, Galway ★★☆☆☆ Who is the best person to tell the important story of a famous chronicl(...)

The house on Usher Island in Dublin, built in 1775, was rented by James Joyce’s great-aunts in the 1890s, where he often visited them. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A controversial plan to convert the location of the setting of James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead on Dublin’s quays into a 54-bed hostel has b(...)

The American Irish Historical Society property on Fifth Avenue. Photograph: Google Maps

The Oireachtas Foreign Affairs Committee has written to the board of the American Irish Historical Society urging it to reverse its decision to sell i(...)

Author Alan Hollinghurst is among those featured in Frank Wynne’s new anthology of queer writing. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Two recent anthologies of queer writing, one capacious and spanning a wide historical range, the other small though no less important, testify to the (...)

The American Irish Historical Society  property on Fifth Avenue, on the market for $52 million. Image: Google Maps

A group of high-profile Irish-Americans, including actor Liam Neeson and authors Colm Tóibín and Colum McCann, have written to the attorney general of(...)

Ireland's most garlanded director talks about ageism in film, Harvey Weinstein and his new novel, about the aristocratic rebel Lord Edward FitzGera(...)

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