Jonathan Swift

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Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

Norwegian Air’s new Dreamliner with Jonathan Swift on the tailfin

New lounge for Air Canada Air Canada has increased its offering from Dublin to Toronto to a full-service year-round service. Business travellers wil(...)

Irish Continental Group is finalising its fleet operational requirements for 2018. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ferries operator Irish Continental Group has announced a new suite of financing arrangements for the company. Following the maturity of its existing(...)

  La belle dame sans merci, by Arthur Hughes (detail)

It’s news to me, but according to a US almanac called School of the Seasons, November 30th in Ireland is a day when, traditionally, the dead go dancin(...)

Jonathan Swift: Of the 35 sermons he wrote down, just 12 survive. Among topics they addressed was falling asleep in church, which Swift blamed on a decline in the quality of preaching. Image: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

The 350th anniversary of Jonathan Swift’s birth in Dublin on November 30th, 1667, will be celebrated largely for his legendary reputation as a writer (...)

The Very Revd Dean William Morton pictured with the death mask of Jonathan Swift at St Patrick’s Cathedral to launch the Swift Festival marking the 350th birthday of Dean Swift. Photograph:Cyril Byrne

Jonathan Swift, born in Dublin 350 years ago next week, has the distinction of being a very robust and prolific political writer who is best known as (...)

If we approach every new piece of digital information with an initial scepticism, we surely risk a cynical contamination

I have always been wary of promoting any particular company in this column, but I must make an exception for Skitster. Skitser, announced just this (...)

James Corden: his jokes were crass, ill-timed and delivered with little sense of respect. Photograph: Matt Winkelmeyer/Getty Images for TBS

No subject should be off limits to comedy. Is that so scandalous a notion? Let’s ponder. Early this year, a tweet popped up in my timeline wondering (...)

I don’t know whether, in the era of combine harvesters, farmers anywhere still leave a “hare’s corner” when cutting crops. It would be nice to hear th(...)

The Armagh Food and Cider Festival celebrates the produce from 40,000 acres of orchards in the county, most of them in one fairly small region south of Armagh city

A is for Armagh, and also for apples. There are an astonishing 40,000 acres of orchards in Co Armagh, most of them in one fairly small region south of(...)

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