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Seamus Heaney photographed writing at home in Sandymount in 2009. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

ORLA TINSLEYAward-winning novelist, poet and environmentalist Margaret Atwood has paid homage to Nobel laureate Seamus Heaney, who died last week.“I j(...)

Gulliver’s Travels Peacock Theatre, Dublin***Lemuel Gulliver is most often associated with two lands – one of them minute to the point of imperceptibi(...)

Youth theatre members at rehearsals for Gulliver’s Travels at the Lab on Dublin’s Foley Street. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Stepping into rehearsals for the National Youth Theatre’s production of Gulliver’s Travels is a little like arriving on the shore of a strange new wor(...)

The Luas line would pass over St Patrick’s Well as it makes its way past Trinity College Dublin, but a historian says the underground well would be destroyed in the process. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The construction of the cross- city Luas line will destroy a holy well associated with St Patrick, Jonathan Swift and the introduction of frogs to Ire(...)

Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)

A Northern Ireland Electricity engineer seen yesterday as heavy snow falls on the Carnlough to Ballymena road in Co Antrim. Photograph: Paul Faith/PA Wire

Motorists have have been advised to take care as adverse weather conditionsmake driving difficult in many areas. The torrential rain exp(...)

Colin Gleeson State agencies last night came in for heavy criticism from communities around the country after widespread flooding caused (...)

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