Jack Lang

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Frank De Groot raises his sword to cut the ribbon

Decades before Irish racing trainers started winning the Melbourne Cup, as they may do again next week, another horseman from this island achieved a n(...)

Francis Edward De Groot, a former Hussar and a senior member of the New Guard born in Dublin, disrupted the Sydney Harbour Bridge opening ceremony by slashing the ribbon with his sword, declaring it open in the name of ‘decent citizens of New South Wales’.

Francis Edward De Groot was born in Dublin in 1888. By the time he and his Galway-born wife Mary arrived in Sydney in 1920, De Groot had served in the(...)

The definitive photograph of Beckett taken by John Minihan in Le Petit Café, PLM Hotel, Boulevard St Jacques, Paris, 1985 The definitive photograph of Beckett taken by John Minihan in Le Petit Café, PLM Hotel, Boulevard St Jacques, Paris, 1985
Paris, Beckett and Me
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  • July 13, 2013, 01:00

Paris changes less than other major cities. The meeting places where intellectuals find themselves may change, from Montmartre to Montparnasse, fro(...)