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Joe Biden’s reference to James Joyce as an Irish poet, and not as novelist or short-story writer, may have taken some by surprise.    Photograph: Hulton Getty

We well know by now that America’s new president Joe Biden likes to quote Irish poets, particularly Seamus Heaney. His eve of inauguration reference t(...)

Alan McMonagle. Photograph:  John Minihan

Well now. Here we all are in Hodges Figgis, taking advantage of a tiny window before social distancing kicks in. Thanks for coming here to celebrate (...)

British prime minister Boris Johnson at Pendulum Summit 2019.

Monday Indicators: Irish pension coverage (2019); Euro zone services and composite PMI (Dec), PPI (Nov); UK services and composite PMI (Dec); German(...)

Simon O’Connor, director of the new Museum of Literature Ireland. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw / The Irish Times

If walls could talk, they’d whisper stories, putting tales and characters into your head: which is, of course, exactly what a good book does. Books in(...)

José Salas Subirat: “Translating is the most attentive way of reading.”

Although both James Joyce and his editor Sylvia Beach included Spain from the first moment in their international promotion strategy for Ulysses, and (...)

Rough Magic’s production of Phaedra, with music by Ellen Cranitch, is Lynne Parker’s choice.

Following the success of the Royal Irish Academy of Music’s (RIAM) presentation Writer’s Choice, in New York, Dublin and Paris throughout 2017, and Ar(...)

James Joyce fan: Pete Buttigieg campaigning in South Carolina. Photograph: Swikar Patel/New York Times

Almost a century after it was first published, James Joyce’s Ulysses has become a talking point in the race to become the Democratic Party’s nominee i(...)

A view of Stoneybatter from   42 Manor Street, home to the Gateway Project. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Now in its second year, the Stoneybatter Festival offers a programme of nearly 100 events, encompassing music, food, arts, culture, entertainment and (...)

In common with other hard liquors, gin doesn’t freeze in mere Beast-from-the-East temperatures 

One of the many events that succumbed to the weather this week was the launch in Dublin of a “James Joyce Gin”. It was supposed to happen in The Baile(...)

Playwright Martin McDonagh: ‘New York audiences always respond especially well to Irish plays, so let’s see how they are with an English one’ Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

At a time when every allegation of sexual impropriety in film and theatre seems to be matched by a tone deaf response – we’re looking at you Matt Damo(...)

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