Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

Sebastian Barry and Paul Lynch will take part at the Cúirt festival in Galway. Photograph: The Irish Times

A slew of award-winning writers and poets will take part in Galway’s Cúirt International Literature Festival which begins on Monday and runs until Su(...)

‘Géibheann’, a poem by Co Galway political activist, actor, singer and poet Caitlin Maude featured on the Leaving Cert higher level paper 2 exam.

Students sitting the higher level Irish Paper 2 this morning will have had a “very straight-forward, student friendly paper,” according to Clare Greal(...)

Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

Winners Jane Clarke, Ríona Judge McCormack and Chris Connolly  at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards, in the RHA Gallery on Thursday,  April 28th, 2016. Photograph: Anthony Woods

Ríona Judge McCormack has been named the Hennessy New Irish Writer 2016 at the 45th annual Hennessy Literary Awards in Dublin. Judge McCormack’s shor(...)

Life’s work: the first folio of William Shakespeare’s plays, from 1623. Photograph:  Graeme Robertson/Getty

Colm Tóibín Author Favourite play: Hamlet gave me permission to put an antic disposition on whenever the notion took me, to go all melancholy any(...)

Marina Carr, Rachel Fehily, Hugo Hamilton, Joseph O’Connor and Thomas Kilroy, five of the eight writers of Signatories, at Kilmainham Gaol. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Like many good things, the idea for the theatrical production, Signatories, came together over a cup of tea. Eilis O’Brien, UCD’s director of communi(...)

Nuala O’Connor: better known here as Nuala Ní Chonchúir, but anglicising her name for the United States. Photograph: Finbar McLoughlin

‘From now on I shall only wear white,’ I say. I do not know where this sentence – this decision – has descended from. It is true that I love white (...)

 Kate O’Brien: Master of the middle-class  Irish woman’s existence. Photograph: Sasha/Getty Images

Kate O’Brien is one of UCD’s best-known graduates. When I was studying English there, in the 1970s, she wasn’t mentioned. But only two or three woman (...)

Seamus Heaney. Photographer: Jack McManus

Lisa Hannigan Singer Anahorish, soft gradient, of consonant, vowel-meadow. I was really stuck for ages last year and took to reading Se(...)

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