Michael Dillon spent time as a ship’s surgeon in the British navy

In May 1962 the London-based literary agent John Johnson received news that Michael Dillon, one of his clients, had died unexpectedly in a hospital in(...)

An Bord Pleanála has turned down the Nocsy application after finding it would represent an unplanned and haphazard form of development on lands outside the Newcastle Local Area Plan development boundary. Photograph:  iStock

An Bord Pleanála has refused planning permission for an aparthotel aimed at accommodating short-term contract workers at Rathcoole, Co Dublin. Nocsy (...)

Allotments: a big part of the Galway food scene. Illustration: Michael Viney

If I were a young man, hungry for the buzz of urban living but not the indifference of a big and boundless city, a student spell in Galway and then a (...)