Joe Taylor

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Canadian singer and poet Leonard Cohen:  Leonard’s music and words were ideal for these subjects – his work is littered with religious and spiritual imagery; with hope and sanguinity, and yet it’s also strewn with doubt, human weakness and uncertainty. Photograph: Joel Saget/AFP/Getty Images

Word came on a morning in early May 2016. The third such morning in two years. A young man had died, another sudden, tragic death. A week later, once (...)

Mark Kopik on his singed land on Bray Head. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

As they returned to Bray Head in Co Wicklow to douse flaring embers and reassure worried residents, Greystones firefighters were on their 88th callout(...)

Patrick Mason (c), with the writers of Signatories: Thomas Kilroy, Frank McGuinness, Rachel Fehily, Marina Carr, Joe O’Connor and Hugo Hamilton. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Kilmainham Gaol, Dublin ***** This production’s public birth was on the exact weekend of the Rising centenary, in the same chilling gaol where many (...)

Declan Burke and Catherine Donnelly at the launch of their books at the Sugar Club. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The late Catherine Donnelly could curse better than any woman, and some men, and would have made a great Lady Bracknell – but she was also kind, warm (...)