John B Keane

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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(...)

Connections of Ellie Mac celebrate victory in the  Horse & Jockey Hotel Maiden Hurdle at Leopardstown last Christmas.  Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Horse racing was once described as a magnificent triviality. John Schuster calls it a great distraction. It’s a distraction that means there will be n(...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey, pictured leaving the Four Courts on Tuesday. Photograph: Collins Courts

A Fine Gael TD will say he was “astonished” that fellow party member and Senator Paudie Coffey is suing for defamation over a newspaper article, a Hig(...)

 Kerry footballer James O’Donoghue places The Legion Flag on GAA broadcaster Weeshie Fogarty’s coffin at his funeral in St Mary’s Cathedral, Killarney on Wednesday.Photo: Don MacMonagle

The musical voice, with the distinct Kerry tilt, of Weeshie Fogarty, who has been laid to rest in his native Killarney, Co Kerry, held an audience cap(...)

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