John Banville

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The house on Usher Island in Dublin, built in 1775, was rented by James Joyce’s great-aunts in the 1890s, where he often visited them. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

A controversial plan to convert the location of the setting of James Joyce’s famous short story, The Dead on Dublin’s quays into a 54-bed hostel has b(...)

Harry Crosbie: “I found as I was writing that my memory was opening up and I could remember in incredible detail about what happened”

Harry Crosbie is best known as the man who turned the Dublin Docklands into one of the most successful urban renewal projects in Europe. He is also kn(...)

Ireland's most garlanded director talks about ageism in film, Harvey Weinstein and his new novel, about the aristocratic rebel Lord Edward FitzGera(...)

Caleb Azumah Nelson

Towards the end of 2020, two news stories from literary circles emerged within a week of each other. One was writer John Banville’s comments about des(...)

John le Carré  told RTÉ radio in 2019 ‘I am indeed applying for an Irish passport. And it means a lot to me.’ File photograph: PA

Acclaimed English novelist John le Carré who died on Sunday at the age of 89 was applying for an Irish passport and considering moving to Ireland afte(...)

When woke culture serves as an agent to polarise debate, it does little to protect people like Elliot Page from the outpouring of hatred he experienced this week. Photograph: Warren Toda/EPA

Elliot Page came out as transgender this week. The actor who starred as Ellen Page in the Oscar-winning movie Juno said he couldn’t “begin to express (...)

Agus an Nollaig ag teannadh linn, shocraigh Tuarascáil ar eolaire gnó a chur le chéile.

First 25,000 doses of new coronavirus vaccine arrive in North: The first 25,000 doses of coronavirus vaccine arrived in Northern Ireland on Friday ahe(...)

Sonequa Martin-Green in Star Trek: Discovery. The third series begins beaming...er, streaming...from Friday on Netflix

The Bridge Sunday, Channel 4, 9pm There’s no Big Brother this year and I’m a Celebrity is still weeks away, but this new reality show may help fans fi(...)

Home of artist Not Vital in Ardez, Switzerland Photograph: Simon Watson

Irish photographer Simon Watson’s new book lingers on some truly astonishing interiors, and lives In the right hands a camera can really make ma(...)

Mike Murphy after meeting Jennifer O’Connell in Ballsbridge. It’s a headshot for a reason. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The broadcasting legend on his new foray into podcasting, parenting regrets, his late friend Gay Byrne and getting bored quickly I’m always asto(...)

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