Patrick Kavanagh

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Julie Chance (left) and Jane Arnison

When did you last cry? Jane: Last night, after I had a fight with one of my best friends. Julie: Me too. What artist do you feel particularly conn(...)

Patrick Kavanagh: “Through a chink too wide there comes in no wonder.”
In a word: ‘Poem’

After his Fianna Fáil/Labour coalition government fell in November 1994, the then taoiseach, Albert Reynolds, commented: “It’s the little things that (...)

Europe’s bread basket – southern Russia and Ukraine – was cut off by the Crimean conflict

In a second-hand shop recently, I bought a copy of a remarkable book that passed me by when first published, in 2007. It’s called Strong Farmer: the M(...)

Delighted Monaghan fans at Pearse Park, Salthill celebrate the  victory over Galway which earned the county a semi-final place against Tyrone. Photograph:  Laszlo/Geczo

I don’t know what Paris in 1968 felt like, or Berlin after the wall came down. But last Saturday night in Salthill must have been the Monaghan GAA equ(...)

A former garda who suffered post traumatic stress disorder after a shotgun that was pointed at him failed to discharge, has been awarded €250,000 compensation in the High Court.

A former garda who suffered post traumatic stress disorder after a shotgun that was pointed at him failed to discharge, has been awarded €250,000 comp(...)

Oliver Callan: I knew that it was wrong to be gay, and that I was undoubtedly one of these misfortunates, long before I knew anything about sex. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

I still remember the first time I heard the word “gay”. It was thousands of moons ago, in the mid-1980s. I was travelling home from school in one of t(...)

Anthony Bourdain at John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’ pub in Glasnevin with Ciaran Kavanagh, and Alfreda O’Brien Kavanagh. Photograph: John Kavanagh’s ‘The Gravediggers’
Anthony Bourdain’s Dublin

Chefs’ and journalists’ work by their very nature touches and connects with people. One of the things that made the late Anthony Bourdain special was (...)

A flag with the logo of the Fifa World Cup 2018 in front of the Kremlin in Moscow. Photograph: Maxim Shipenkov/EPA

The approach of another World Cup means it will be four years next week since I became a retired car owner, with permanent effect (so far). I’m remind(...)

35 Waterloo Road, Dublin 4

Waterloo Road’s prestige and desirability are nothing new. In the 1840s, when the Earl of Pembroke began leasing portions of his Ballsbridge estate fo(...)

Bob Barnes, with family members at the funeral of his wife former TD, Senator and member of the Council of State, Monica Barnes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former Fine Gael senator and TD Monica Barnes was described as “open and optimistic’’ by her daughter, Sarah, at her funeral in Killiney, Co Dublin. (...)

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