Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Art from Rita Duffy’s exhibition The Souvenir Shop

Visiting Rita Duffy in her studio, the Old Courthouse in Ballyconnell, Co Cavan, I am greeted by the artist, in her paint-spattered apron, with a dim(...)

Author Alex Miller in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Alex Miller is an Australian author, who won the Commonwealth Writers’ Prize in 1993 for his novel The Ancestor Game. His eleventh novel, Coal Cree(...)

Marilyn Monroe relaxing at home. Photograph: Getty Images

‘This book,” writes Jacqueline Rose, “begins with the story of three women who create their lives in the face of incredible odds.” On the surface, the(...)

Lotte Lenya: nothing else can quite hit the same spot of her voice, and, although you know this, you keep on wanting other performers to generate the same frisson. Photograph: Erich Auerbach/Getty Images

The music of Kurt Weill was something I knew before I knew that I knew it. Who hasn’t heard Mack the Knife? The song may be from an opera, but it has (...)

For more than a decade, Jean Jaurès observed the rise of nationalism and territorial and military rivalry between great powers. No one was more lucid (...)

Hannah Arendt
Hannah Arendt

In its attempt to get to grips with the intricate mind of the great German-Jewish political theorist who helped refine thinking on the Holocaust, Marg(...)