Simon O’Connor, director of the new Museum of Literature Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

If walls could talk, they’d whisper stories, putting tales and characters into your head: which is, of course, exactly what a good book does. Books in(...)

Charleville Town Centre: The anchor tenant, Dunnes Stores, along with Elverys Sports, own their own stores and will not be included in the sale

An eight-year-old shopping centre in Charleville, Co Cork, with an unusually high vacancy rate – 15 of the 17 retail units have never traded – is to b(...)

A photograph taken by JM Synge of the McDonagh cottage where he stayed on Inis Meáin in May 1898 during his first visit. The cottage belonged to Patrick McDonagh where he along with many other visitors to the island, including Patrick Pearse stayed.

“Scenes of a most-extraordinary character were witnessed at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin, last night in connection with the performance of ‘The Playboy o(...)

The former TSB Bank on Lapp’s Quay in Cork city has a guide price of €950,000

Cork City Council will invite proposals on the future use of a former bank building it acquired in the city centre almost two years ago. As part of (...)

One can explore the early reviews of books by newcomers such as Eimear McBride. Photograph: Dave Meehan

This month, 450 first-year students of English at University College Dublin began their third-level studies with a course entitled “Contemporary Ir(...)

106/107 Patrick Street: adjoins Savoy centre

One of the finest retail buildings on Cork’s Patrick Street, Quills fashion store at numbers 106/107, is to be offered for sale on the instructions of(...)

 To commemorate Maeve Binchy and her love of travel, the UCD School of English, Drama and Film  has inaugurated the Maeve Binchy Travel Award. The first recipient, Henrietta McKervey, is pictured with Binchy’s husband, Gordon Snell. Photograph: Jason Clarke

To commemorate one of Ireland’s best-loved writers, Maeve Binchy, and her love of travel, the UCD School of English, Drama and Film at University Coll(...)

Winthrop Arcade has been trading in Cork since 1926

One of the oldest shopping malls in the country, Winthrop Arcade which has been trading in Cork since 1926, goes for sale this week through Lisney wit(...)