Paul Muldoon

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The Percy French memorial artwork in Newcastle, Co Down, designed by Andrew Todd. Photograph: Kelvin Boyes/Press Eye/PA

The coronavirus epidemic is proving again the wisdom of Blaise Pascal’s famous lament: “All the troubles in the world stem from man’s inability to sit(...)

Our national anthem was originally written by Peadar Kearney in English and was translated into Irish only in 1916.

As a sports fan I find myself singing Amhrán na bhFiann quite a lot: whether it is watching soccer or rugby internationals at the Aviva or (less frequ(...)

A giant steel name plate marks the entrance to the Titanic Belfast Experience in Northern Ireland.  Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty Images

Northern Ireland’s biggest tourist attractions from Titanic Belfast to the Seamus Heaney HomePlace are set to play a leading role in a new campaign th(...)

 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

Many of Ciaran Carson’s poems captured the local lived experience of the Troubles with a sharp caustic lyrical force. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Born: October 9th, 1948   Died: October 6th, 2019 Ciaran Carson, one of the most talented Northern Irish poets of his generation and a gifted tr(...)

Ciaran Carson

Sinéad Morrissey, John Banville and fellow writers salute a great man and a great poet Sinéad Morrissey “It’s not about you, it’s about the lang(...)

Toni Morrison:  RTÉ’s Radio 1’s culture programme Arena discussed her life and work, with contributions from Anne Enright and Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Lee Romero/The New York Times

Who needs live radio these days? As a listener, I’ve increasingly drifted away. Podcasts offer more nuanced discussions. Streaming services have bette(...)

Ian Duhig with brothers Kevin (left) and Adrian and sister Geraldine in about 1962

Ian Duhig’s parents emigrated to England in the 1950s in search of a better life. In this essay, he looks at growing up IN London under the influen(...)

Gate’s new season: Colm Tóibín is photographed by Conor Horgan on the Dublin theatre’s stage. Photograph: Ailbhe O’Donnell

Samuel Beckett and A Christmas Carol – both with strong associations with the Gate Theatre over past decades – will return this year, but in new guise(...)

Paul Muldoon: ’Not many popular songwriters show as much care as Glen [Hansard]’.

Current favourite book Ciaran Carson’s From There to Here: Selected Poems and Translations. I’ve known him for 50 years exactly. We met in 1969 as st(...)

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