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A letter with 80 signatories was published in The Irish Times this week urging the Minister for Culture Heather Humphreys to intervene before the sale. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The State has agreed to purchase a number of significant items from the Yeats Family Collection, due to be auctioned today. The collection features m(...)

 ‘Jennifer Johnston’s fiction reminds us of the indeterminacy of the past, and the dangers of idealising any one version of Ireland’s recent history, or our own family history.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times
In praise of Jennifer Johnston
  • Books
  • June 14, 2017, 11:00

Widely regarded as one of Ireland’s foremost contemporary novelists, Jennifer Johnston occupies a curious place in Irish literature. Although her tale(...)

One of four Irish Naval Services ships to be built at Verolme Cork Dockyard, the LÉ ‘Aisling’ was involved in significant moments in the Naval Service’s history. File photograph: Joe St Leger

A former Naval Service ship involved in some of the most significant episodes in recent Irish maritime history has sold at auction for €110,000 to a D(...)

Nicknamed ‘the last of the Mohicans’, the LÉ Aisling set the bar under its first captain, the ‘Sheriff’, Lieut Cdr Peadar McElhinney. Photograph Joe O’Shaughnessy

One of the longest serving ships in the Irish Naval Service is to go under the hammer at auction in Cork next month some nine months after it was deco(...)

Members of the Irish Naval Association, veterans of the Irish Navy, after the decommissioning of the Irish Naval Service vessel LÉ Aisling at Galway Docks on Wednesday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When the Naval Service’s patrol ship LÉ Aisling was launched and commissioned in Cork harbour in 1980, its current captain Lieut Cdr Patrick Doherty w(...)

This substantial volume had its origin in a University College Dublin lecture series in 2004, to mark the centenary of Bloomsday. The contributors (...)

WB Yeats circa 1933. Photographs: Library of Congress

William Butler Yeats died 75 years ago today at 2.30pm in a small upstairs room at the Hôtel Idéal Séjour in Roquebrune Cap Martin. The room had a wro(...)