Sigmund Freud

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Buying carpets in Istanbul. Photograph: Getty

In 2013, a collective sigh from the attendees of a Sotheby’s auction in New York echoed throughout the room. A 17th-century Kerman carpet achieved $33(...)

World Wars 1, 2 and 3 by Cristina Sampaio: “This cartoon is obviously controversial in its assertion, but it has an impact that can’t be ignored,” says festival director Richard Chapman

“From here, you get a breathtaking view of what will happen in the 20th century. The Holocaust, the Khmer Rouge, Rwanda, former Yugoslavia. But also t(...)

Your faults and virtues are shared by millions, maybe billions, of other people at this moment. Photograph: iStock

“I can take care of other people but when it comes to myself it’s a different story.” Anybody working in mental health will have heard that statement(...)

 Donogh O’Malley with a portrait of Eamon de Valera. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

The recent national outbreak of people saying “bollocks”, in the Leinster House canteen and elsewhere, has prompted some readers to recall another fam(...)

Many people get their greatest sense of satisfaction in their roles outside of the ‘day job’

“Love and work . . . work and love, that’s all there is.” – Sigmund Freud The founder of psychoanalysis, Sigmund Freud, saw his job as helping his pa(...)

Laura Kennedy: I am more reminded of the wisdom of David O’ Doherty than Spinoza. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

I have spent every day for the last several months with a dead man, and that is just the days without a break. In fact, I have spent almost every day (...)

Sigmund Freud: Vincent MacNamara was associated with Eckhart House which offered courses in psycho-synthesis, a methodology which aimed to provide a spiritual overlay to the work of Freud.

“One of the attractions of psychotherapy for people is that it provides a space where they feel listened to and accepted. They are allowed to tell the(...)

David McGrane in James Fox cigar store on Grafton Street in  Dublin.

When David McGrane retires today as managing director of James Fox cigars on Grafton Street, it will bring a close to the “summer job” which he applie(...)

Tim Curry in It (1990).

Otto the Clown, aka Edward Fossett Junior, is a fifth generation performer at Fossett’s Circus. At the height of last year’s clown-related hysteria – (...)

A Hungarian obstetrician  discovered the importance of hand-washing in preventing puerperal sepsis, a major cause of maternal mortality

In our decade of commemorations, we might easily miss two interesting sesquicentennials of 2017, commemorating 150 years of the Canadian Confederation(...)

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