Kevin Dawson

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Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan.  There is a legitimate fear that when it comes to crunch time in political negotiations and budgetary discussions, high-flown words about the importance of the arts are swiftly forgotten. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As the country cautiously starts to emerge from lockdown, with restrictions gradually being incrementally lifted on various activities, the airwaves a(...)

Bournemouth’s Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers  celebrates with team-mates after winning the penalty shoot-out during the Carabao Cup second-round match against  Forest Green Rovers at the Vitality Stadium. Photograph: Mike Hewitt/Getty Images

Bournemouth’s young Irish goalkeeper Mark Travers saved all three Forest Green penalties to send Eddie Howe’s men into the third round of the Carabao (...)

Kevin Dawson, who has died aged 57, ‘played a very important role in the development of public service media with RTÉ’

Tributes have been paid to the journalist, TV producer and commissioning editor Kevin Dawson, who has died in Dublin at the age of 57. His 35-year ca(...)

Kevin Dawson with his wife, Brianóg, on holiday in the Loire Valley, France.

At the foot of an aircraft in Carcassonne in July 2014, awaiting the special chair that would pull me up the steps, I said goodbye to France. My wi(...)

Dam beavers: the animals can change the environment. Illustration: Michael Viney

The correspondence prompted by this column over the years has often been richly instructive. And along with the observations that nourish Eye on Natur(...)