Rare letters from teenage WB Yeats to be auctioned in London
- December 4, 2020, 14:52
A series of seven unpublished letters by the teenage WB Yeats will go on sale at Sotheby’s in London next week. The letters contain the first referen(...)
The world’s greatest – but probably least-known – Irish library
- December 14, 2017, 10:31
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(...)
Francis Ledwidge: an Irish nationalist in a British army uniform
- May 22, 2017, 05:00
In his own words he “joined the British army because she stood between Ireland and an enemy common to our civilisation, and I would not say that she d(...)
Irish music muses: Meet the Galway Girl, Úna Bhán and Nancy Spain
- November 1, 2016, 00:00
If life’s best secrets are the “open” ones, no more so than those with love at their heart. So it was with Gerry Hanberry’s research into the muses wh(...)
What happened when seven poets met to eat peacock in 1914?
- March 10, 2015, 12:00
On January 18th 1914, seven poets gathered to eat a peacock. The meal was organised as a tribute to the handsome old man with the impressive white bea(...)
Inside Business with Ciaran Hancock - G7 tax deal: what was agreed and what does it mean for Ireland?