Mary O Malley

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Matt Cooper: savvy enough to realise there’s life after Brexit. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Call it the dull before the storm. After three exhausting years of twists and U-turns, betrayals and backstopping, ennui rather than engagement is th(...)

A strong increase in assets under management was credited for the 13 per cent rise in revenues at Mercer Ireland Holdings Ltd to €210.4 million. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe

Pretax profits at pensions and HR consultants Mercer jumped by 20 per cent to €51.8 million last year on the back of a jump in revenues. A strong inc(...)

Few plants can beat the rose for its intensity and richness of scent plus the sensuous beauty of its blooms. Photograph: Richard Johnston

Is a summer garden truly a summer garden without roses? Many would say it’s not. Certainly, few plants can beat the rose for its intensity and richnes(...)

The steeple of Notre Dame collapses as smoke and flames engulf the cathedral in Paris, France. Photograph: Geoffroy Van Der Hasselt/AFP/Getty Images

A Sonnet for Paris This is beauty, arms open, reaching upwards. At first the mind refuses it, but the fire Is ravenous. It will have its sacrifice an(...)

 Photographer Julia Monard pictured with the new Galway 2020 logo at the ‘Get Involved’ event in the Printworks, Market Street, Galway.  Photograph: Andrew Downes

Galway’s European Capital of Culture project has initiated a “rebranding” exercise to restore confidence in the controversial project. A new logo rep(...)

The Lyric Theatre in Belfast: ‘We were keen to imbue the new building with the spirit of the old,’ says Mark Carruthers

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre is 50 years old. What began as a personal crusade and grew into an important cultural movement is now one of Ireland’s leading(...)

 Poet Mary O’Malley who, with colleague Rita Ann Higgins, is calling for artists to take charge of the programming. “I have had the sense for some time that even to question the arts bureaucracy is regarded as a failure of loyalty, and a lot of artists feel very isolated,” she says.

Galway’s European Capital of Culture project secured no sponsorship in the first half of this year and spent almost €130,000 on “professional”, legal (...)

Photographer Walter Pfeiffer once met a man from Roundstone who told him “Connemara is grey”. “Grey it certainly is on countless days in winter and o(...)

The “shared space between words and land” is the theme of an exhibition by visual artist Dolores Lyne in the Black Gate cultural centre. Photograph: Getty Images

The response of authors to threats to ecosystems and indigenous cultures and the impact of climate change is one of several themes of this year’s Cúir(...)

 An 84-year-old woman has been given a two-year suspended sentence and banned from driving for 15 years after her driving caused the death of a young soccer player near Castlebar, Co Mayo, last year. File photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

An 84-year-old woman has been given a two-year suspended sentence and banned from driving for 15 years after her driving caused the death of a young s(...)

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