John B Keane

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Visitors wearing masks take photos near the Olympic rings in Tokyo. The coronavirus outbreak has forced several major events to be cancelled in Japan, which could see the 2020 Summer Olympic Games postponed until later in the year. Photograph: Christopher Jue/EPA

As of Friday lunchtime, all underage Gaelic games in Co Clare have been cancelled in response to the arrival of the coronavirus. But, as things stand,(...)

Seamus Mallon and David Trimble at Stormont following their election as deputy first minister and first minister. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

He walked into the room, an olive-green Donegal tweed light suit, pocket watch chain in the waistcoat, and held out his hand. “I’m Seamus,” he said, a(...)

Funeral of Níall Tóibín in Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Níall Tóibín was widely loved, and “the support from friends and extended family this past week has been tremendous”, the late actor’s son Seán said a(...)

The  Black and Tans in operation during the War of Independence. Michael Purtill  claimed  to have orchestrated an ambush in Kilmorna in which three Black and Tans were killed returning to barracks on April 7th, 1921 though his senior officer contradicted his claim.   Photograph: Topical Press Agency/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

An uncle of writer John B Keane had to flee Kerry during the civil war when his barracks was overrun by anti-Treaty republicans. Michael Purtill was (...)

Austy Bob, surrounded by three generations of his family, was waked for two nights in the cottage he had shared with his wife for more than 60 years on Clare Island, Co Mayo. Photograph: Hoberman Collection/ Universal Images Group via Getty

I’m not sure if I should turn myself in or go to therapy because I’ve been having a recurring dream that I am about to murder Daddy. In the dream I a(...)

Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

Brian Fenton and Jack Barry in action last year. If Kerry can covertly ‘cute hoor’ their way to a 38th title, denying Dublin history in the process, it would make for perhaps their sweetest win of all. Photograph: Inpho

The Kerry County Board is too cute to ape their Cork brethren with public talk of “Kerryness”. But in many minds the only thing preventing this Sunday(...)

Comedian Tommy Tiernan, who played the part of Thomasheen Seán in Druid Theatre’s production of John B Keane play Sive. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sell-out nights for Druid Theatre’s productions of John B Keane’s Sive and Samuel Beckett’s Waiting for Godot last year contributed to box-office inco(...)

Fr Michael Guckian (81): ‘without a doubt helped to shape the lives of many Christian and Muslims through his teachings’

The Philippine government has paid tribute to a former missionary priest who was killed in a hit-and-run incident last weekend. Fr Michael Guckian ((...)

Fergal Keane: “It is the city that gave me my start in words and in broadcasting and it is the place where my heart lies forever.” File photograph: The Irish Times

Award-winning BBC Correspondent Fergal Keane today spoke of his delight at being honoured with a Hall of Fame Award at the Cork Person of the Year Awa(...)

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