Oscar Wilde

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Q I feel brilliant most of the time, but I can’t find a serious relationship, so what’s standing in my way? I am highly creative and don’t conform to (...)

Every now and then, when meeting an interviewee, one requires some identifying information to pick him or her out from the crowd. “I’ll be wearing a b(...)

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‘I don’t approve of what Wall Street and the wealthy have done to this country, but they are the very ones buying my paintings.” The quote, from Ameri(...)

Ancient cannibalistic religions have less eccentric calendars than does the movie universe. The long run-in and dreary aftermath to Christmas d(...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)

 Late poet Seamus Heaney, above, has been described by  Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan as a “very humble, modest man” who was “very accessible”.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to his friend and fellow poet Seamus Heaney who died this morning. The pair have been friends for decades(...)

Séamus Crimmins: “I think I have done all I can to consolidate the standing of the ensembles and, in particular, to lift artistic standards while facing down unprecedented financial challenges”

Most music lovers in Ireland take it for granted, as if it’s the natural order of things. RTÉ is the dominant force in the country’s orchestral life, (...)

Having conducted research over four decades, and using literary, anthropological, historical and cultural analysis, Brian Earls felt he could depict the vanished world of the Irish peasantry from within and on its own terms.

Brian Earls, who has died aged 66, was a diplomat and scholar whose chief interest was the oral transmission of folk stories and the changes that occu(...)

Imagine waking up to the sound of oystercatchers in the morning, collecting fresh eggs and strolling to the village to get the paper. Imagine spending(...)

Julie Feeney, whose opera Birds will premiere at the Galway Arts Festival
: 
The first orchestra thing that I did was hugely scary. Hugely scary. And I actually took three days to decide whether or not to do it. And then… then that, because doing that, it opened up a whole load of other things for me. So, it’s definitely, 
‘I know it’s definitely worth pushing yourself. There’s no 

question about it.’ 
Photograph: 
Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The courtyard of the Four Seasons hotel in Ballsbridge is bustling. The fountain is drowned out by the clinking of champagne glasses, the chatter of t(...)

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