Gerard Casey

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The remains of the late cardinal Connell at St Mary’s Pro-Cathedral, Dublin. Photograph: Collins

Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin reflected on the age profile of those present at the funeral Mass for Cardinal Desmond Connell yesterday , as re(...)

Kropotkin, above, ‘pointed out that the national postal union came about without state control’. Photograph:  Edward Gooch/Getty Images

From an early age, we are taught to honour the state. We learn anthems, salute flags and give thanks for services rendered by government. But do we(...)

Clockwise from far left, a work from ‘Circle in the Square’ by Marilyn Lerner; Cloud Tyvek by Max Streicher at St Mary’s; O by Karen Donnellan; and Róisín de Buitléar’s blown-glass musical instruments

Eugene Downes’s first year as director took the Kilkenny Arts Festival back to its musical roots. The scale and ambition of the programme would hav(...)