Eamon Maher

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Street Art, Celtic Tiger Bertie by street artist ADW

The so-called Celtic Tiger was a dramatic period in Irish history when a troubled and economically backward country suddenly seemed to have discovered(...)

Pope John Paul II about to board an Aer Lingus plane following his visit to Ireland in 1979. File photograph: Dermot O’Shea

A few years ago, Eugene O’Brien and I started work on a book of essays entitled Tracing the Cultural Legacy of Irish Catholicism: From Galway to Cloyn(...)

Fr PJ Byrne’s death  anticipates the passing of a generation of diocesan priests who emerged in the years after Vatican II, full of the enthusiasm and anxious to make a difference in the lives of their parishioners.

On February 7th, the parish priest of Kilcock and Newtown in Co Kildare, Fr PJ Byrne, died suddenly. Earlier he had travelled to witness a Kildare vic(...)

The funeral of Wesley Burrowes, the writer of the long-running drama ‘Glenroe’, at Christ Church in Bray Co Wicklow. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Writer Wesley Burrowes was remembered at his funeral on Wednesday as a man of wit and charm, a lover of many things but, above all, a storyteller who (...)

John McGahern: ‘The Dark shines a light into an unsavoury Ireland that many would have preferred to keep hidden at all costs.’ Photograph:  Frank Miller

It is difficult to believe that 50 years have passed since 260 advance copies of John McGahern’s second novel, The Dark, were seized by Irish Customs (...)

“Céline vented his anger at the propaganda war machine in France that placed on a pedestal something he knew to be nothing other than the mindless butchery of soldiers whose lives were sacrificed to further their political leaders’ ambitions.”

As we begin the process of marking the centenary of the outbreak of the first World War – or the Great War, as it is often called – I wonder how many (...)

On October 30th, 1913, in the French village of Montauban-de- Bretagne, Joseph Lemarchand was born, the only child of a tenant-farming family t(...)

French minister for higher education and research, Geneviève Fioraso presented the  draft law including the proposal two months ago. Photograph: Jean-Sebastien Evrard/AFP/Getty Images

The French National Assembly will begin debating today whether the government should authorise the teac(...)