Oscar Wilde

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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: 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(...)

Jeremy Irons in a scene from his film on waste, Trashed. Speaking at a screening of it  at the inaugural World Actors Forum in Dublin 
on Satur
today, Irons said the will to protest in society diminishes as “life gets easier”.

Actor Jeremy Irons has said “vast” amounts of people should take to the streets in defiance of plans to establish a waste incinerator at Ringsend, bel(...)

From left: director Joel Coen and actors  Justin Timberlake and Garrett Hedlund  arrive for the premiere of Inside Llewyn Davis at the Cannes Film Festival yesterday. Photograph: Reuters/Jean-Paul Pelissier

In James Toback’s frisky documentary Seduced and Abandoned , presented for the press yesterd(...)

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its High Court case aimed at ensuring the annual rent for the Medical Council’s new headquarters in Dublin does not fall below €820,000

A company of developer Johnny Ronan has won its High Court case aimed at ensuring the annual rent for the Medical(...)

Tuesday, May 7th Sotheby’s, New York. Impressionist and Modern Art. (...)

European commissioner for research, innovation and science Máire Geoghegan-Quinn: “Events are moving so quickly that there is less and less time to dig deep, to reflect and weigh options. That is why social sciences and humanities research is more essential than ever.” Photograph: Paul O’Driscoll

If there is one thing you learn in politics, it is that nothing ever stays the same. The world is constantly changing. And big changes force ha(...)

Irish writer and dramatist Oscar Wilde (1854 - 1900), 28th May 1889. (Photo by W. and D. Downey/Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

“One must have a heart of stone to read the death of Little Nell without laughing,” Oscar Wilde reputedly said of the little heroine in Charles(...)

Dardis Clarke and Elisa Marie Robinson at the opening of the Absolut Classics exhibition in the Rubicon Gallery, St Stephens Green, Dublin in 2001

Dardis Clarke, who has died aged 73, was a former chairman of Poetry Ireland, life member of the National Union of Journalists and champion of (...)

The story is a newly familiar one. The book was only hours old and already there were 42 five-star online ratings of it on Amazon. com. Within (...)

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