Michael Furey

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Ciaran Murphy was among the fans who braved the conditions for Roscommon and Galway’s Connacht semi-final at Dr Hyde Park last weekend. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

‘I’ve two tickets to the game on Sunday, will you go?” The text arrived on Thursday, and I said to myself - this will be an occasion to remember, a Co(...)

15 Usher’s Island – the house has been empty for several years now, its future uncertain

Of the many curses, poetic and otherwise, that past generations of Irish people had at their command, few were as damning as this one: “May the grass (...)

Colin Henehan, Hban MedTech Syndicate chairperson; Michael Furey, Ronspot Solutions founder; and Ultan Faherty, Hban Coordinator for the West Region

Ronspot, an Irish start-up that has developed an employee space management solution, has raised more than €650,000 in investment. The company intends(...)

The US boxer John Carmel Heenan fighting England’s Tom Sayers in 1860

Despite being contested by men named “Wilder” and “Fury”, the latest world heavyweight boxing title bout was a calmer affair than the one that inaugur(...)

In a Word: Rejoice

Were James Joyce alive tomorrow he would be 138, and a medical phenomenon! Instead he died in 1941 at a mere 58. Regardless, happy birthday Jimmy Joyc(...)

“Alas, my knock on the door of No 15 went unheard, except apparently by a giant papier maché head of Joyce that leered at me from a ground-floor window”

Rain was general all over Ireland on Wednesday night. It was falling on every part of the dark central plain, on the treeless hills, falling softly up(...)

James Joyce: no stranger to ghosts. Photograph: Lipnitzki/Roger Viollet/Getty Images

WB Yeats is often viewed as being away with the fairies in the Celtic twilight, whereas James Joyce is considered a man of this world, grounded in th(...)