James Joyce

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Kate Bush: treasure trove of lyrics. Photograph: AFP/ FIsh People/Trevor Leighton

She is famous for incorporating the work of Emily Brontë, James Joyce and Grimm’s fairytales into her work: now Kate Bush will publish her first book,(...)

The proposed new restaurant in the Ormond Hotel.

A €25 million redevelopment of the Ormond Hotel on Dublin’s Liffey quays is expected to complete by the first quarter of 2020. The hotel, which featu(...)

Show some respect: the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I wish to include the internationally famous fishmonger, Molly Malone, in the current movement against sexual harassment. On a visit to Dublin recent(...)

 Targets with only a moustache or beard were addressed as ‘walrus’ or ‘beaver’. A man with both was called ‘Royal Beaver’. Photograph: iStock 

Grim as the autumn of 1922 must have been in Ireland, it had its frivolous moments too. Some of them centred on a game involving policemen – the same (...)

Anthony Quinn as Quasimodo in the 1957 film adaptation of Victor Hugo’s The Hunchback of Notre Dame. Photograph: John Springer Collection/Corbis via Getty Images

Since Chaucer there has been a long and rich tradition of writers creating imaginary religious buildings, cathedrals and churches in their novels. Som(...)

The Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Molly Malone’s voice will echo over the streets of Dublin, as her statue on Suffolk Street becomes the latest addition to the talking statues initiati(...)

 The Promenade Des Anglais’s vista is comprised of three harmonious and roughly equal parts: the turquoise and sapphire Mediterranean, the sky it is reflecting, and the bustling, palm-lined avenue against the backdrop of the city and mountains

A glamorous blonde in sunglasses and stilettos waits for her driver on the Promenade des Anglais, surrounded by bags from Chanel and Louis Vuitton. Am(...)

Steven Holl Architects had competition from 98 teams from 28 countries and the shortlist included some of the world’s top design practices including Studio Libeskind, John Ronan Architects and Diller Scofidio + Renfro

A New York-based firm of architects has been selected to develop a €48 million centre for creative design and new entrance at University College Dubli(...)

The artist Leyho drew on his great-grand-uncle’s wartime notebook, his father’s historical research and war photographer François Bost’s images.

Leyho: Chiens Bleus, Chiens Gris ★★★ Olivier Cornet Gallery, 3 Great Denmark St, Dublin. Olivier Cornet reckons he was about six years old when he f(...)

If the Costello Memorial Chapel has any claim to architectural fame, it is as the smallest of its kind in Europe

Strolling around Carrick-on-Shannon on Sunday, I was surprised to discover an Irish version of the Taj Mahal located among the shops and bars. It was (...)

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