Coole Lough is one of Ireland’s foremost examples of a turlough

With due respect to Kavanagh and Heaney, Yeats is my most cherished Irish poet. And among his vast collection, The Wild Swans of Coole is my favourite(...)

Kodie Healy

The body of Kodie Healy, a Cork fisherman who has been missing since last Wednesday, has been recovered. Naval service divers recovered the body on S(...)

Organisers of the Nobel Prize in Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish writer John Banville (pictured) that he was to receive this year’s award. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The organisers of the Nobel Prize for Literature are investigating a hoax phone call informing the Irish author John Banville that he was to rece(...)

The 24-year-old lobster fisherman Kodie Healy failed to return to port on Wednesday evening.

The search for missing Cork fisherman Kodie Healy resumed on Friday morning. His father John Healy raised the alarm when the 24-year- old lobster fi(...)

 Anne Enright: “All we need to do is cover the art with a gentle soft rain.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Ireland can harness the “soft power” generated by its writers on the world stage while broadening the horizons of children by investing “tiny seed mon(...)

Elaine Hoey, Imaginary_State(s), 2019, live virtual reality performance/installation, 12 mins. Photograph: Elaine Hoey

Overwhelming passion, tons of sex, or a brand new kitchen: desire can manifest in many forms. When the book, des/Ire: Designing Houses for Contemporar(...)

Carrig na Chattan, Mornington Avenue, Sandycove Point, Sandycove, Co Dublin

The location of an Arts and Crafts house on the seafront in Sandycove, Co Dublin, is pretty much its biggest selling point: Carrig na Chattan’s garden(...)

Helen Norton and Jonathan White in To Hell in a Handbag. Photograph: Ste Murray

Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin. Until Sep 7th 1pm bewleyscafetheatre.com Many of the epigrams and witticisms in Oscar Wilde’s The Importance of Being (...)

The wreck of Cunard liner RMS Lusitania lies some 18km off the Old Head of Kinsale. File photograph: PA Wire

A diver has been airlifted to University Hospital Galway after getting into difficulty while diving with a group on the wreck of the Lusitania off the(...)

Fred Deane, caretaker at St Ann’s Church, Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Standing before the impressive Neo-Romanesque doorway of St Ann’s Church of Ireland on Dublin’s Dawson Street, Fred Deane is handing out leaflets for (...)

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