Kevin Barry

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Seán Reynolds, who runs the Mountjoy Prison Museum. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It is the most chilling room you will ever stand in. The Hang Room – or execution room – at Mountjoy Prison in Dublin was last used in 1954, but it re(...)

A slowdown in the exploration and mining market, particularly in the EMEA region, hurt engineering company Mincon in the first six months of the year.  Photograph: Krisztian Bocsi/Bloomberg

Revenues at Irish engineering group Mincon fell by 15 per cent to €23 million in the six months to June 30th 2014, due to weakness in the global explo(...)

Author Liz Nugent. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Liz Nugent has spent most of her working life in broadcasting and has written for TV and Radio. Her first novel, Unravelling Oliver, published this(...)

Gabriel Fitzmaurice: his ballads double as, or include, tales and jokes and self-reflective meditations

The Dublin poet Valentin Iremonger (1920-92) first published his poems in a provocatively titled 1944 anthology, On the Barricades. As The Poems of Va(...)

Radio Nova: outstanding music royalties now stood at €46,877.82, court told.

Radio Nova has been billed for almost €47,000 for alleged non-payment of music royalties, the Circuit Civil Court was told yesterday.The radio station(...)

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To date in this series we have explored the constituent elements of fiction-writing, from plot, tone and language to voice, setting and characters.(...)

Colin Barrett: hidden and at times disturbing depths lurk beneath the surface bravado. Young Skins was published in Britain last spring by Jonathan Cape.

An Irish writer has held off a strong challenge from four Americans and a Scot to win the 2014 Frank O’Connor International Short Story Award. By w(...)

A collection of early 20th-century mugshots of Irish emigrants in America sold for €540

GAA medals are not just tokens of honour and glory. Some have significant financial value and are sought after by a growing band of Irish collectors a(...)

Dermot Healy’s widow, Helen, is consoled by President Michael D Higgins at St Patrick’s Church, Maugherow, Co Sligo, yesterday. Photograph: James Connolly

The great Irish writer Dermot Healy was laid to rest yesterday in the company of poets and artists, musicians and singers, a president and, above all,(...)

Patrick McCabe, Kevin Barry, and Ross Raisin. Photographs: Cyril Byrne, Matt Kavanagh, Angus Muir

Asking someone to name their favourite author or book is one of those cruel, impossible-to- choose questions. For some, picking a literary characte(...)

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