James Joyce

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It is to that great Dubliner George Bernard Shaw the quote “I’m sorry this letter is so long, I didn’t have time to make it shorter”, is most frequent(...)

I was writing here a while back about the dubious privilege of being called “pal” in Dublin. It’s a simple word, with a long-established meaning (from(...)

The bouncy pop electronics of Soulé’s ‘Troublemaker’ could pop off dance floors at any time

Over two hours and 59 minutes, Spotify crystallises the fresh Irish rhythms currently bumping beneath the nation’s concrete pavements and in subterran(...)

The Medical Protection website notes that 'soundalike and lookalike drug pairs . . . have been involved in errors and near misses in Irish hospitals'.

According to James Joyce “a man’s errors are his portals of discovery”, and in medicine, health professionals are faced with more “portals of discover(...)

Germany’s Joyce: The Goethe monument in Frankfurt. Photograph: AP Photo/Heribert Proepper

Goethe is to Germany what Shakespeare is to England or James Joyce to Ireland, a towering literary figure and the author of scores of poems, plays and(...)

No 5, Dromard Terrace, Sandymount

Dromard Terrace is an on-street terrace in Sandymount village that dates from the 1890s. Number 22 belonged to James and Gretta Cousins, friends of Ja(...)

 Dublin Docklands: Canadian economist Jane Jacobs argues  against having specifically targeted “business districts” because these  areas empty out at 5pm and become wastelands. Photograph:  Alberto Pezzali/NurPhoto/Getty

This week Dublin was ranked the top city in Ireland and the UK to live in, focusing attention on what makes a make a great city. All over the world, c(...)

Emmet Kirwan: 'If people think I am like Jimmy Porter, then I’m in trouble.’ Photograph: Gate Theatre

The epithet “Angry Young Men”, used since the late 1950s to describe a wide range of artists critical of society, is a term that tends to stick better(...)


Ask a non-gardener if they know of the deep-rooted cultural connection between Ireland and the genus of plants known as Camellia and your question is (...)

Rex Ingram directing Rudolph Valentino  in the MGM film ‘The Four Horsemen of the Apocalypse’. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

David Lean called him his idol, while Michael Powell insisted he was “the greatest stylist of our time”. Reginald Ingram Montgomery Hitchcock (Rex Ing(...)

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