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Seamus Heaney did not confine himself to poetry. A respected critic, he also was a distinguished academic and his translations from Greek, Latin, Italian, Irish and Anglo-Saxon reflect the extent of his learning. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Born: April 13th, 1939; Died: August 30th, 2013The Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who has died aged 74, was described by Robert Lowell as “the most imp(...)

For its first serious foray into religious programming, TV3 went old school. None of your Kumbaya guitar strumming or soft explorations about the mean(...)

Chewed up, spat out, Friday after Friday: Pat Kenny in the Late Late Show studio

An irony about Pat Kenny’s move to an independent broadcaster is that if, in a parallel Ireland, he had forged his career in the unforgiving world of (...)

Pack up the bunting, put away the marquees, leave the burgers in the freezer and let every face remain unpainted. If I’m to believe everything I’ve(...)

 The Bayern Munich players celebrate after Saturday night’s victory in the  Uefa Champions League final against Borussia Dortmund at Wembley. Liam Brady had forecast a few months ago Bayern would emerge victorious. Photograph: Getty Images

It was after Magician gave Aidan O’Brien yet another victory in the 2,000 Guineas at the Curragh on Saturday that Ted Walsh noted “Coolmore hav(...)

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