Sean O Casey

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422 North Circular Road, Seán O’Casey’s last residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The last Dublin home of playwright Seán O’Casey, where he wrote his best known work, has finally been bought by Dublin City Council. The council pla(...)

Dr Corbett is clear that Ireland delivers ‘some of the highest quality obstetric care in the world’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A unique historical perspective honouring the work of Dublin’s Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appeared with the publication of “Ch(...)

Sean O’Casey’s last residence at 422 North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sabina Higgins is rallying support for the former home of playwright Sean O’Casey to be turned into a “cultural arts centre”. In a letter to academic(...)

The house had gone on the market in 2018 for €450,000 but was recently offered for sale for €625,000 despite its condition having deteriorated in the intervening years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dublin City Council has revived plans to buy the former home of playwright Seán O’Casey in Dublin’s north inner city. In March of last year the counc(...)

The exterior of 422 North Circular Road, playwright Seán O’Casey’s last residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The purchase of the last Dublin home of playwright Sean O’Casey by Dublin City Council is unlikely to go ahead, due to Coronavirus funding constraints(...)

We figure out what paternity means by emulating or reacting against our fathers and their fathers and their fathers’ fathers. Photograph: Getty

Fatherhood is a kind of makey-up thing, it has to be invented every time, but it has come into its own in lockdown During the lockdown, almost e(...)

O’Casey In the Estate follows striving actors from Dublin’s East Wall

Even if you’re a bit fuzzy regarding Seán O’Casey and why he matters, O’Casey In The Estate (RTÉ One, Thursday) is a treat. More than that it’s a balm(...)

 The LÉ Samuel Beckett moored   on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to help in the fight against Covid-19.  The State, mostly so sluggish during the lifetime of the outgoing Government, has reacted like the crew of a becalmed vessel, snoozing down below, to the order: all hands on deck! It has switched itself on with remarkable alacrity. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Many times, in writing about the failures of the State, I’ve used some version of this line: “we don’t have governments, just a perpetual crisis-manag(...)

John Wayne as  Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: AP Photo/Warner Bros

For reasons that shouldn’t need to be reiterated, audiences are paying greater attention than ever to the entertainment options on streaming services.(...)

‘Successive waves of migrants changed the Irish food landscape every so often, from the first farmers to the Celts, Vikings and Normans,’ says JP McMahon.  Photograph: Fusionshooters

Before writing my new book, I had one misgiving: did the world need another book about Irish food? Surely there were enough already. But each generati(...)

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