Marie Heaney

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‘I’m very aware of all sorts of angles on this relating to Brexit, to Ireland, and to the Border,’ says composer Neil Martin

The mythical 7th-century tale of a wandering bird man, suffering from what might now be diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder, is the source of (...)

New Irish writers: Olivia Kiernan, Caroline O’Donoghue, Helen Cullen, Rebecca O’Connor, Danny Dentonand Caoilinn Hughes

Helen Cullen The Lost Letters of William Woolf  (Penguin, July) William Woolf works as a letter detective in the dead letters depot of east Lond(...)

Poet Lewis Kenny writing poems on demand  for passers-by Sandra Vigier and Julie Tomaszewski. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

Today marks Poetry Day Ireland, with more than 100 events around the country to celebrate our heritage in verse. One of the busiest spots will be Po(...)

Marie Heaney and her children, Michael, Christopher and Catherine, at the official opening of the new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Seamus Heaney’s family gathered “with mixed but generally joyful emotions” in his native Bellaghy, Co Derry, yesterday for the official opening of th(...)

Marie Heaney: “Women are not allowed to play second fiddle, and I never did.” Photograph: Alan Betson

With anyone else this meeting in a Dublin hotel would be no more than the usual cat-and-mouse game between author and journalist. The author gives aw(...)

Dubray Books Bray’s local author evening takes place on Thursday, June 11th, at 6.30pm, at 10 Main St, Bray, with Wicklow-based authors Sebastian Barry, Paul Howard, Cathy Kelly, Audrey Magee, Emma Hannigan and many more

Book loving staff, enthusiastic customers, monthly recommendations, staff choices, bookclubs, and author signings and events: Dubray Books has grow(...)

Peter Jankowsky: valued as a stylist in a language not his own. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Peter Jankowsky, who has died aged 75, was an actor, a teacher, a book reviewer for this newspaper, a photographer, a writer and translator in both Ge(...)

President Higgins with his wife Sabina on an official visit to Festival Interceltique de Lorient, France, and to First World War commemorations in Liege and Mons, Belgium. Photograph: Shane O’Neill

President Michael D Higgins arrived in Lorient in Brittany yesterday as guest of honour at the Festival Interceltique’s “Year of Ireland”. Culture Ir(...)

Designer Pat Crowley who launched her autumn/winter collection for 1996, this week. Photograph: Eric Luke

Fashion designer Pat Crowley, who died on Monday at the age of 80, will be remembered as much for her stylish clothes as her good looks and vibrant pe(...)