John Donne

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New Irish writers: Olivia Kiernan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Helen Cullen, Rebecca O’Connor, Danny Dentonand Caoilinn Hughes

Helen Cullen The Lost Letters of William Woolf  (Penguin, July) William Woolf works as a letter detective in the dead letters depot of east Lond(...)

Saint Lucy’s Day in Sandviken, Sweden. Photograph: iStock

There was a time, under the old Julian calendar, when December 13th was considered the shortest day of the year. That wasn’t quite accurate then, and (...)

Bere Island: I walked with her here,  summer after summer

And it all feels familiar. I shrug on the solitude of open space like a warm coat, surprised to find it still fits. There are few memories from childh(...)

File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

An audible sigh of relief was heard around the country at 2pm on Thursday as students opened their English exam paper and found that all the predicted(...)

The seafront at Bray is  overlooked by   Bray Head. Photograph: David Sleator

On Monday morning last week, a passer-by out for an early morning stroll on Bray seafront noticed the body of a middle-aged man which had washed up on(...)

The bells. The bells. Now there’s an intriguing word, campanology. You might be forgiven for thinking it was a study of over-the-top behaviour by part(...)

John Scott in rehearsals with Kevin Coquelard, Mufutau Yusuf and Ryan O’Neill for Precious Metal and Night Wandering. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In 1991, Irish Modern Dance Theatre received its first Arts Council grant, along with nine other dance companies. Twenty-five years later, it is the o(...)

Brilliant act of reappropriation: DruidShakespeare, featuring Aisling O’Sullivan as Henry V, invites us to experience Shakespeare’s histories through an Irish lens. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

In the late 1980s, when I began research on what turned into my book 1599: A Year in the Life of William Shakespeare, I had never heard of the Irish (...)

 Sean O’Casey manuscript of ‘Juno and the Paycock’ valued at €380,000 ahead of New York auction. Image : Michael Parsons

A handwritten draft of Seán O’Casey’s play Juno and the Paycock has been valued at up to $300,000 (€280,000) ahead of an auction in New York on Friday(...)

‘Greece is more right than its critics. One doesn’t have to agree with the politics of the far-left in Greece to vindicate the integrity of the economic case they bring to the table.’ Above,  Greek prime minister Alexis Tsipras walks in front of European flags after he participated in a bilateral meeting with European Commission President Jean-Claude Juncker on the sidelines of the EU meetings in Brussels on  June 11th, 2015. Photograph: AP Photo/Geert Vanden Wijngaert

The narrative of the euro zone crisis, the epicentre of which is Greece, has been airbrushed. Germany’s insistence that the 2012 bailout programme is (...)

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