Robert Graves

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Illustration: Michael Viney

1 The bright-eyed little alien mammal in my drawing, newly spreading in Leinster, is Muscardinus avellanarius, the only living species in its genus. W(...)

All Quiet on the Western Front: from the film of the novel by Erich Maria Remarque. Photograph: Ullstein Bild via Getty

For some years after the end of the first World War, the memoirs of generals and statesmen dominated publication about it – none more prominently than(...)

Collections from Theo Dorgan, Seamus Heaney, Anne Haverty and James Harpur

Paris, Lisbon, Aarhus, Poland, India, Russia and, most of all, Armenia are among the places visited in Anne Haverty’s new book, A Break in the Journey(...)

Conor Power retraces his steps after getting lost near Deía in Majorca.

When two friends suggested a week-long walking holiday in Majorca, my initial reaction was “What . . . a staggering tour of beaches and nightclubs?” (...)

Fr John Coghlan: served as a chaplain in two world wars

In a controversial passage of his memoir Goodbye to All That, Robert Graves praised the courage of Roman Catholic chaplains who had served alongside h(...)

The old Meath Hospital site before the move out to Tallagh

Recent debate on RTÉ’s Live Line about the case for a decent burial for the Irish giant, Cornelius McGrath, casts a light on how doctors portray the h(...)

Mallorca: beyond the cliches

In this day and age it is not often you encounter someone who has never been to Spain, which is why I always felt like a bit of an oddity when friends(...)

A protester is removed from the State ceremonial event marking the deaths of British Soldiers in the Easter Rising, at Grangegorman military cemetery in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The Canadian ambassador to Ireland was involved in helping to arrest a man who disrupted a commemoration service on Thursday for British soldiers kill(...)

A rope lamp at Anthony Peto’s home in Sandymount, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Dublin resident Anthony Peto is a British born designer of Hungarian ancestry who initially studied law, was editor of The Art Magazine in the 1980s i(...)

Cyclists take part in the Mallorca 312, a long-distance circumnavigation of the island by bike. Photographs: Mallorca312.com

‘This,” says one of my lycra-clad colleagues, “is what cycling is made for.” He waves a gloved hand in the direction of the sky (perfect blue), the(...)

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