Kevin Barry

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Maeve Higgins in Cobh, Co Cork. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Comedian Maeve Higgins on her new essays, making it in the US and Ireland’s ‘bad home-grown content’ One new essay by Maeve Higgins begins this (...)

Photograph: Getty

Blindly in the cold dark of the bedroom he grasped for the phone, found it and fumbled, dialled the rank, and gasped - ‘Hello, Economy? Cab for the R(...)

Bleu de Hue dragon porcelain plate achieved €175,000 against a reserve of €6,000- €8,000 through Adam’s

“A thriving market” is how Rory Guthrie of de Vere’s describes 2021, adding that the “demand for pictures at the top was strongest of all”. Two fine a(...)

Voices of Ireland: The purpose of the two-part documentary,  presented by Imelda May,  is to sell to tourists a vision of Ireland soggy with stereotypes

You’d best have packed your umbrella because the cliches rain down thick and fast from the beginning of Voices Of Ireland (Sky Arts, 7pm). It starts w(...)

Lisa O’Neill is among those performing work inspired by the Anglo-Irish Treaty debates and related events at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Please check before making a journey: new coronavirus rules may affect some of these events GIG OF THE WEEK Treaty: Songs Saturday, December 11th, N(...)

Brian O’Nolan aka Flann O’Brien; ‘his real self was permanently elusive’

Readers may recall that Wednesday’s Diary was accompanied by a picture of Patrick Kavanagh, sitting with his friend Elizabeth O’Toole and her children(...)

Karen Ardiff as Arthur Griffith, Shadaan Felfeli as Robert Barton, Patrick Moy as Michael Collins, John Cronin as Cathal Brugha and Jane Brennan as Eamon De Valera during rehearsals. Photograph: Alan Betson

On the walls of the entrance to the Kevin Barry rehearsal rooms in the National Concert Hall are photographs from the Treaty debates 100 years ago. (...)

Top row, Alice Munro and Alejandro Zambra. Bottom row Kevin Barry and Dylan Thomas

Returning to carefree adolescence might sound like an exciting and sexy proposition – parties, kissing, no hangovers, no debt – but wasn’t most of tha(...)

Westport, courtesy National Library of Ireland, Lawrence Collection.

We have some interesting ways of being in Ireland. On the one hand we’re inordinately proud of our reputation overseas. We know and love how well rega(...)

Domhnall Gleeson in Medicine written and directed by Enda Walsh. Photograph: Alex Sapienza

Something strange has been happening. Stranger than a global pandemic? It is linked. As people muse on how long it will take for artists to make work (...)

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