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Jacob Rees-Mogg: “Brexit”, he told the Tory party conference in 2017,  “is Magna Carta . . it’s Waterloo, it’s Agincourt, it’s Crécy. We win all these things”. Photograph: Peter Summers/Getty Images

One of the reasons psychoanalysts deserve their fees is that they have to listen to other people’s dreams. “Tell a dream, lose a reader,” Henry Jame(...)

Richard Weber, the acclaimed Irish poet, died from Covid-19

Born: September 2nd, 1932 Died: April 15th, 2020 Dublin poet Richard Weber, whose work has been included in numerous Irish and international antholog(...)

Mackenzie Davis in contemporary horror mode as Kate Mandell in The Turning

It’s generally seen as bad form to reveal anything about the end of a film. Happily, when it comes to the latest disembowelling of The Turn of the Scr(...)

Peter Handke. Grianghraf:  EPA/Julien de Rosa
Duais chonspóideach

Lean achrann Duais Nobel na litríochta ón gcéad cheann riamh nuair nár bronnadh ar Leo Tolstoi é. Agus gan amhras, is fairsinge na bearnaí d’ainmneach(...)

George RR Martin. Photograph: Colby Katz/New York Times

THE MAN WHO CREATED THE WORLD OF GAME OF THRONES ON SNOBBERY, FANDOM AND WHY DUBLIN’S WORLDCON NEXT WEEK WILL BE LIKE A FAMILY REUNION Geor(...)

Colm Tóibín: ‘I can’t do thrillers and I can’t do spy novels. I can’t do any genre-fiction books, really, none of them.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Colm Tóibín, award-winning writer of fiction, non-fiction and poetry, and professor of the humanities at Columbia University, New York, was born in En(...)

Christine Nagel of Hermès: ‘You can tell so much about a person from how they smell’

Christine Nagel is striking. The round frames of her glasses articulate a quietly intellectual confidence before she says anything. You become aware t(...)

Masonry crumbling, ivy clambering: Arch Hall, Newtown-Clongill, Co Meath

In 1842 a German writer and geographer called Johann Georg Kohl travelled around Ireland, publishing an account of his journey the following year. “Of(...)

Richard E Grant stars opposite Melissa McCarthy  in Can You Ever Forgive Me? Photograph: Mary Cybulski

In 1991, actor, perfumier, director and keen diarist Richard E Grant was on the set of Rambling Rose with Laura Dern when he met an enthusiastic young(...)

Kate Bush will release a book of lyrics, called How To Be Invisible, this month.

When Kate Bush released Wuthering Heights as her debut single in 1978, it did not happen without a fight. She supposedly railed against her record lab(...)

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