Oscar Wilde

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CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

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Ross Goodwin, creative technologist, artist, hacker and data scientist, with his installation ‘word.camera’ that translates photographs into poems. He is involved in the Humans Need Not Apply exhibition at the Science Gallery, which runs until  May 14th. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In response to the imminent threat of job automation we have looked to political leaders promising to stem the economic tide or to tech leaders who ar(...)

“If, during a play, there are more than three white men on stage, get up and walk out, saying loudly: ‘Yeah, sorry I think I get the gist of it. It’ll be something to do with their mams not loving them enough’.” Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Literature There is always a temptation when starting university, to be a bit “post-truth” when it comes to the works of literature you have actual(...)

Along with the centenaries of two Russian revolutions, next year will also mark the 50th anniversary of a rather more benign event that, even so, mark(...)

Oscar Wilde’s cell at Reading Gaol. Photograph: Andrew Matthews/PA Wire

The original key to Oscar Wilde’s prison cell in Reading Gaol sold at a Sotheby’s auction in London on Tuesday for £15,000 (about €18,000). The pric(...)

The key used to open cell 3, on landing 3 of block 3 at Reading Gaol, where Oscar Wilde was incarcerated from November 19th, 1895 to May 18th, 1897.

The original key to Oscar Wilde’s prison cell, valued at about €6,000, is to go under the hammer at auction in London tomorrow. Sotheby’s auction of(...)

Paul McCartney and John Lennon of the Beatles: after the break-up of the band, Lennon and McCartney turned to Ireland for source material, with the Troubles being the catalyst

British pop music has been celebrated around the world for decades and rightly so.  Rather less attention has been paid to an almost invisible s(...)

Inmates out: Andrew Bennett and Mark O’Halloran in The Importance of Nothing

The Importance of Nothing  ★★★ Project Arts Centre, Dublin All art is quite useless, Oscar Wilde famously declared, so he should be amused to (...)

My memories of my mum are not

I went on a date recently and it was great. Really great. My knees hopped with excitement on the lbh (last bus home) and I sprang into the house close(...)

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