Poet Micheal O’Sidheal at home at Trimleston Avenue, Booterstown, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Being shown around a house by a poet is quite a different experience to viewing it with an estate agent. While the latter tend to talk about square (...)

Children and grandchildren of Holocaust survivors  at the National Holocaust Memorial Day commemoration at  the  Mansion House yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

European leaders should be slow to support proposals for any part of the Middle East to be entirely “Juden Frei” – or “free of Jews” – as the key comp(...)

Derek Mahon in July 2010. Photograph: John Allen

Derek Mahon’s introduction to Echo’s Grove (Gallery, €22.50/ €13.90), his collected translations, describes how he looks for “affinities of idea, shap(...)