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The Perm State Ballet production of ‘Romeo and Juliet’: ‘a rare privilege’
Our cultural highs and lows of 2013

Patrick Freyne Arts writer What were your highlights of the year? The beauty of Matthew Baynton and James Corden’s great comedy series, Th(...)

Roddy Doyle signed the appeal, which will be carried in 27 newspapers worldwide

Five Nobel literature laureates are among 560 international writers who today have put their names to an appeal, “A stand for democracy in the digital(...)

Writer Colum McCann photographed at Sandymount in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Novelist Donal Ryan is among the writers shortlisted for this year’s Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards.The writer is listed not for his Booker-longli(...)

Editor of The Irish Times Kevin O’Sullivan, Seán Love, Jimmy Deenihan, Cathal Gaffney and Kate Holmquist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The Dublin Airport Authority, Barry’s Tea, Bord Gáis Energy, Accenture and The Irish Times were among the winners at this year’s Allianz Business to A(...)

Author Colm Toibin has been shortlisted for the Man Booker prize for the third time.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Will it be a case of third-time lucky for Irish writer Colm Tóibín? The Enniscorthy native was one of six writers to make this year’s Man Booker short(...)

Donal Ryan’s debut novel, The Spinning Heart, has already benefited from his Man Booker longlist nomination. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

What happens next is usually a question to which omniscient authors know all the answers. Tonight, however, three Irish writers face a cliffhanger of (...)

Home body: Roddy Doyle in Clontarf, in north Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Roddy Doyle’s writing used to inspire death threats. His 1994 television drama Family angered some people for its depiction of domestic violence and f(...)

The White Birds or Angry Birds?: WB Yeats. Photograph: George Grantham Bain Collection/Library of Congress

A professor this week suggested that, such was his interest in the new medium of radio in the 1930s that, were WB Yeats alive today, “he would be all (...)

Pat Shortt can be seen in the comedy 'Life’s a Breeze'.
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Blast Private Eye magazine! The satirical publication recently introduced a column entitled National Treasures dedicated to the promiscuous overuse of(...)

Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)

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