Liam Mac Con Iomaire (centre) at the launch of his biography of Breandán Ó hEithir in Galway with Prof Gearoid O Tuathaigh of NUI, Galway, and Mr Ó hEithir’s wife, Catherine. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy/The Irish Times.

The death has taken place of the renowned writer, broadcaster and academic Liam Mac Con Iomaire. He was 81. Mr Mac Con Iomaire was Director of the Mo(...)

Máirtín Ó Cadhain: is Cré na Cille a modern masterpiece, as John Banville says, or just a crude expression of Ó Cadhain’s bitterness about the decay of Gaeltacht culture?

‘It’s time for Cré na Cille in English,” Prof Michael Cronin, of the school of applied language and intercultural studies at Dublin City University, d(...)

Máirtín Ó Cadhain borrowed from all Irish dialects, from Scottish Gaelic, from more than 1,000 years of Irish literature, and would make up words to suit the occasion

I never intended to translate Máirtín Ó Cadhain’s Cré na Cille. Nor can I say that it was imposed upon me. It was in my ears for years and yonks be(...)

Lorna Siggins and Michael Murphy at their conferral yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Irish Times Western correspondent Lorna Siggins and RTÉ newsreader Michael Murphy were both awarded honorary master of arts degrees by NUI Galway yes(...)