Peter Doyle

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Peter Doyle and Walt Whitman, circa 1869. Photograph: Courtesy of William R. Perkins Library, Duke University, Trent Collection.

Born 200 years ago on Friday, Walt Whitman is now best remembered for his epic poem Leaves of Grass, which if it didn’t invent free verse, was certain(...)

Ronan McLaughlin (right) is going for back-to-back wins at the Shay Elliott Memorial. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Ronan McLaughlin returns to Wicklow for the 62nd staging of the Shay Elliott Memorial race this weekend aiming to become for the first rider to retain(...)

Woodlawn House, The Oaks, Upper Churchtown Road, Dublin 14

Despite standing for 220 years, there is very little in State or online records about Woodlawn House in Dublin 14. Old photographs of the house show (...)

Wow Air in better times.

Some of the six Irish lenders under investigation by the Central Bank in relation to the State’s €1 billion tracker mortgage scandal can expect to rec(...)

St Brendan’s Community School: from an era when Modernist structures popped up unexpectedly

We need more homes. We need more schools. Listening to Government apologists, it’s tempting to see these as intractable problems, or issues for that o(...)

Ilac Centre Library. Photograph:  Tom Honan/The Irish Times

Shortly before 10am, 40 people are waiting at the steps that lead to the Central Library in the Ilac Centre, Dublin. “Some mornings you’d think there’(...)

 Andrea Horan in her hallway in her house on Curzon Street, Dublin 8. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Andrea Horan is the founder, with her sister Michelle, of Tropical Popical in Sth William Street, Dublin, the funky nail salon which hit the headlines(...)

 Belgian ambassador Philippe Roland with  Dublin city librarian Margaret Hayes and  senior librarian at Dublin City Council Tara Doyle at Pearse Street library for the launch of the Assembly exhibit, the Ypres book. Photograph: Alan Betson

The book of the Flanders dead from the first World War is a weighty tome given the scale of the tragedy involved. It lists the names of 174,000 Brit(...)

Bill Colbert’s Amboy Group will ship 60,000kg of sausages in the US this Christmas. File photograph: Getty Images

Bill Colbert’s New Jersey-based business is proof emigrants can leave Ireland but never lose their appetite for home. The Limerick man, now living in(...)

In tweets to her 160,000 followers, Peaches Geldof had urged newspapers to publish the names of the two women before doing so herself. She swiftly deleted the names after being bombarded with warnings from other Twitter users. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Peaches Geldof has taken to Twitter to apologise for tweeting the names of the two mothers whose babies were involved in abuse by disgraced rock star (...)