Seamus Heaney

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Bertie Ahern jokes with Brian Cowen before announcing that he will resign as taoiseach in 2008. File photograph: Frank Miller

Seamus Heaney hardly had Leinster House on his mind when he wrote, “All throwing shapes, every one of them/Convinced he’s in the right, all of them gl(...)

A History of Ireland in 100 Objects, the book written by Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole, has been turned into a definitive stamp series by An (...)

With its turrets and arched windows, Luggala is a Gothic Revival fantasy.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The fate of Luggala, the famed Guinness estate hidden away in the Wicklow mountains and for sale on the open market for €28 million, hangs in the bala(...)

Conductor Cristian Macelaru: a performance full of hustle, bustle and excitement

What does a conductor do with an orchestra? Well, according to the US-based Romanian conductor Cristian Macelaru, he finds a way to let the musicians (...)

With the economy expected to continue its recovery and a number of significant developments due to enter the construction phase, it is likely the number of cranes on Dublin’s skyline will increase. Photograph: Alan Betson

There were 60 construction cranes visible over the centre of Dublin on February 1st from the seventh floor of The Irish Times building on Tara Street.(...)

“It’s worth reminding ourselves, daily if necessary, that being an adult does not mean being stressed and anxious all the time.”

On the same day that a new law was implemented in France, giving workers the right to disconnect from their work emails after hours, the Wall S(...)

Has Arlene Foster forfeited a place in history  by being too inflexible, showing a lack of grace? Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker

At 1.30 on Monday lunchtime, well away from the cameras and the public, an enfeebled and emaciated deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness walked int(...)

The published  work of Anthony Cronin, pictured in 2004, included 14 volumes of poetry, novels,  and biographies of Samuel Beckett and Flann O’Brien. Photograph: Frank Miller

The death yesterday of poet, novelist and critic Anthony Cronin brings to an end a remarkable link with the bohemian literary world of mid-20th centur(...)

Poet, novelist and critic  Anthony Cronin has died aged 88. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh.

The Irish poet, novelist and critic Anthony Cronin has died. He was 88. Cronin was one of the best known cultural commentators in Ireland over the l(...)

John Montague was a poet who gave history a voice, a voice informed by his Northern background and origins. He did so in early poems of remarkable ins(...)

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