Derek Mahon

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Helen McCrory and Damian Lewis in 2015. Lewis publicly paid tribute to his wife at a theatre event in London. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage

Damian Lewis has spoken publicly for the first time about the loss of his wife, Helen McCrory, who died last year from breast cancer aged 52. During (...)

The poet Máire Mhac an tSaoi, who has died at the age of 99, was one of Ireland’s most distinguished poets. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Many of us end our school days bidding farewell to poetry, and not always a fond farewell. But for many others it remains an essential part of life. W(...)

A screengrab from a video by student Michael Gilna shows Sam the Trinity fox with her new cubs

Nature is healing. A year after being found on the street emaciated and mange-ridden, Sam, the fox living on the grounds of Trinity College Dublin (TC(...)

Sinn Féin TD Aengus Ó Snodaigh: like something out of a Le Carré novel. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

This time of year, things usually go a bit mad around Leinster House. Political parties throw parties, the restaurant is heaving, the bar gets busy an(...)

Choreographer Liz Roche: among those admitted to Aosdána’s circle of 250 artists due to vacancies arising in the last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Author Kevin Barry, film-maker Pat Collins, architect Valerie Mulvin and painter Mairead O’hEocha are among new members elected to artists’ associatio(...)

The remains of poet Derek Mahon are brought into The Island Crematorium in Ringaskiddy, Cork on Wednesday. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Poet Derek Mahon was a major intellect who addressed the great existential questions of his time, mourners at his funeral in Co Cork heard on Tuesday.(...)

The Shannon is largely the same river that Hayward admired in Where the River Shannon Flows, published in 1940. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Ireland of the 1930s was an austere place in which barefoot children played in the streets of a young country where the Catholic Church was all-po(...)

Eileen and Una Sealy and their studio shed

FROM SHEBEEN TO STUDIO, BUSINESS HQ TO WRITER'S RETREAT, LOCKDOWN HAS UNDERLINED HOW THERE'S A SHEDLOAD OF INSPIRATION TO BE FOUND AT THE BOTTOM OF TH(...)

Derek Mahon’s latest work Against The Clock was described by   the judges as a masterpiece, dwelling with style and wit on “love and loss, transience, age and time”. File photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The winner of this year’s Irish Times Poetry Now award is the Belfast-born poet Derek Mahon for Against the Clock (Gallery Press). This is the third t(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

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