George Russell

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  Mick Schumacher won the Formula Three European championship this year with eight wins, seven pole positions and 14 podium finishes. Photograph: Reuters

Michael Schumacher’s 19-year-old son Mick has moved a step closer to following his father into Formula One after the Prema team announced that he will(...)

Prior to the onset of the second World War there was a plan in place to demolish Merrion Square, which was deemed at the time to be “un-Irish”. Luckil(...)

Bringing it  all together – actor Peter Duffy

Although he died almost 140 years ago, the Russian writer Fyodor Dostoevsky has aged surprisingly well.   This is partly because (in the book Th(...)

“The rain here is absolute, magnificent, and frightening,” said Heinrich Böll. Above, 2014 flooding in Cork. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Minister for Social Protection Regina Doherty caused commotion during the week with her contention that the public services card is “mandatory but not(...)

George “AE” Russell: ‘Self-Portrait’ (1923)

Although renowned as a poet and mystic, George “AE” Russell had a strongly practical side too. Some of his life’s best work was done via a day job wit(...)

Brian Burns, the business executive and commercial lawyer who president Donald Trump wants to be his ambassador to Ireland, in his office in Palm Beach, Florida. Photograph: Simon Carswell

Three paintings hang on the wall behind the desk of Brian Burns, the business executive, attorney, philanthropist and, he hopes, President Donald Trum(...)

John Donohoe in his shop in Athlone. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Who? John Donohoe. I own and run John’s Bookshop in Athlone, Co Westmeath, which sells second-hand and antiquarian books, rare documents, ephemera, (...)

Times past: The original Oireachtas 1913 group photograph outside the Town Hall in Galway

Éamonn Ceannt, Douglas Hyde, Pádraig Pearse and Constance Markievicz were in anything but insurrectional mood when they gathered in Galway for a very (...)

February 11th, 1916 A recruiting conference for Longford, Meath, Westmeath, Louth, King’s County (Offaly) and Queen’s County (Laois) took place at Du(...)

Back in 1959, a young New York pianist raised a petition to have composer George Russell’s seminal Jazz Workshop album re-released. The signatu(...)

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