Seamus Heaney

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The poet John Montague who has died in France. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The remains of the Irish poet John Montague, who died in Nice early on Saturday, will be flown from Nice to Dublin in the coming days , his widow and (...)

Nicola Sturgeon with her fans: the politicians swarmed around their guest trying to position their phones while simultaneously elbowing colleagues out of the way. Photograph: Maxwells

There was a very touching end to Nicola Sturgeon’s morale-boosting Seanad visit. Starstruck Senators fell over each other as they battled to take se(...)

 A procession walks from the grave side of Seamus Heaney in  Bellaghy through the village to the Turfman  on the first Anniversary of the poet’s death. Photograph: Alan Betson

An environmentalist has won High Court permission to challenge a planned new £160 million (€190 million) road being built through landscape made famou(...)

 Conferred studetns Carolyn O’Neill, Lara Magdalena Szczepaniak, Helen Roland, Jian Ler Ang and Uao De Heng with Archbishop Diarmuid Martin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin has been conferred with a distinguished fellowship award by Griffith College Dublin for his “outstanding cont(...)

Bono: “There is just something in particular about this spec-wearing, doggerel-spouting rock dinosaur that aggravates the masses.” Photograph: Reuters/Danny Moloshok

About a decade ago I hosted a public interview with the film-maker Julien Temple about his Joe Strummer documentary. Obeying article 5 of the EU Rocku(...)

Refugees and migrants wait on a Greek coastguard ship at the port of Mytilene, on the  island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in February 2016.  Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

“This is the first case of the kind that has come up before the Dáil. It is a case in which we are charged with a very heavy responsibility, because t(...)

Paul Simon at his office in New York – despite having just turned 75, his creative output is showing no signs of slowing. Photograph: NYT

The voice is slight yet unmistakable, but the mindset remains as firm, if not steely, as it has always been. Paul Simon recently celebrated his 75th (...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

Camille O’Sullivan in Ancient Rain at the  Olympia Theatre,  as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Ancient Rain ★★ Olympia Theatre It is just as well Camille O’Sullivan could sing the electoral register and make it riveting. Otherwise, this ill-(...)

Marie Heaney and her children, Michael, Christopher and Catherine, at the official opening of the new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Seamus Heaney’s family gathered “with mixed but generally joyful emotions” in his native Bellaghy, Co Derry, yesterday for the official opening of th(...)

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