Oscar Wilde

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“C’est bizarre,” observed the female passerby as she looked in the window of Cafe Philippe alongside the medieval market of Carreau De Temple. She was(...)

Charlene McKenna, The Great Gatsby Gate Theatre. Dublin

Forever Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Until July 15th 8pm €14-€18 abbeytheatre.ie For a cemetery, the Père Lachaise can be a lively plac(...)

 The newly unveiled Terry Wogan statue on Harvey’s Quay in Limerick. Photograph: Alan Place

When it comes to public sculpture, it may well be the case that critical disdain does not necessarily lead to public disdain. Indeed, the opposite may(...)

 Jack Kyle scores a try against France in  Belfast in 1953.

Dr Jack Kyle was voted Ireland’s greatest ever rugby player in 2002, more than four decades after he had last represented his country. He first playe(...)

Three-year-old Rocco Ulrich in Fitzgerald’s Park, Cork city. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Compiled by Jennifer O’Connell, Damian Cullen, Sylvia Thompson, Leonie Corcoran, Lorna Siggins, Noel O’Reilly and Malachy Clerkin ANTRIM Carnfu(...)

Billy O’Callaghan: Some lovely details do shine through The Dead House, which harks to the author’s pedigree as a short-story writer. Photograph: Claire O’Rorke

‘To be natural is to be obvious,” wrote Oscar Wilde, “and to be obvious is to be inartistic.” Billy O’Callaghan’s debut novel The Dead House lays its (...)

Jessica Chastain: ‘She’s the nicest woman in Hollywood’ said the late Joan Rivers. Photograph: Chad Batka/The New York Times

She replies to her fans on Facebook and Twitter. The first time she was nominated for an Oscar, for The Help, she took her granny. She loves animals s(...)

Bob Johnston at the Gutter Bookshop on Cow’s Lane Temple Bar. Dublin. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

“We are all in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars.” Oscar Wilde’s aphorism, from which The Gutter Bookshop derives its name, is displ(...)

George Bernard Shaw: “Shavian” (to rhyme with “avian”)

Why are the people of Cork called “Corkonians”? Why not just “Corkians”, which would save time and energy? Or to further apply Occam’s Razor, why not (...)

The Vale conservatory at 61 Wellington Road fits seamlessly into the house

If the walls of a property could only talk and recount the events of its lifetime, 61 Wellington Road would have some interesting recollections. Recor(...)

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