Mary Beckett’s reputation as one of contemporary Ireland’s finest writers rests on two collections of short stories, A Belfast Woman and A Literary Wo(...)

 Professor Diarmuid Ferriter told the MacGill summer school that the abolition of the Seanad would be a grubby power-grab by the Government. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The Irish Republic remains dominated by centralised powers and “unaccountable elites”, UCD historian Diarmaid Ferriter has told the MacGill summer sch(...)

Visit to Iona, Scotland, by President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina. Photograph: Shane O’Neill/Fennell Photography

History must not be “ransacked, or abused” by those who want to poison future relations between Ireland and Britain, President Michael D Higgins has s(...)

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