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 (...)

Shane Lowry in action during the JP McManus Pro-Am launch. The Co Limerick course has been redesigned with the Ryder Cup in mind. Photograph:  Morgan Treacy/Inpho

What was it George Bernard Shaw said of secrets? “The only secrets are the secrets that keep themselves,” wrote GBS; and, for sure, it’s safe to say t(...)

Matt McNulty with a photo of James Joyce, part of the Dublin Writers Museum collection. Photograph: Alan Betson

In the early 1980s an American tourist unable to find anything in Dublin celebrating Ireland’s fabled writers set out his disappointment in a letter t(...)

The Eagles performing at  the 3Arena, Dublin, on Saturday night. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for The Irish Times

“We don’t stop playing because we grow old. We grow old because we stop playing.” The George Bernard Shaw quote was delivered by chief Eagle Don Henle(...)

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

“GK Chesterton was certainly no ascetic, enjoying cigars and alcohol as well as food. Unlike most saints, he was also happily married.”

The writer GK Chesterton was unusual for many reasons, ranging from his physical enormity – he stood 6 feet 4 and weighed more than 20 stone (130kg) –(...)

The front page of The Irish Times on April 18th, 1949

Midnight passed on April 18th, 1949, but the 21 gun salute that was due to take place couldn’t go ahead as eager crowds broke through the barriers on (...)

Lot 53: Bronze death mask of Robert Emmet (€800- €1,200) at Whyte’s.

The phone lines at Whyte’s on Molesworth Street have been hopping since the catalogue for its forthcoming Eclectic Collector sale was issued last week(...)

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