Terence Dolan

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Georgie Hyde-Lees with her husband William Butler Yeats. She became the most influential of his muses. He described the leanhaun shee  as  the Gaelic muse, giving  inspiration to those she persecutes. Photograph: Keystone/Getty Images

Everybody in Ireland still knows what a banshee is, even if reported sightings seem to have tailed off dramatically since the coming of rural electrif(...)

Prof Terence Dolan: Expert in medieval English literature and author of the celebrated Dictionary of Hiberno-English. Photograph: Frank Miller/Irish Times

Prof Terence Dolan, English academic and radio expert on all manner of phraseology and word use, has died following a long battle with illness. A fo(...)

 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(...)

There was an interesting juxtaposition of events involving public commemoration this week, first at Dublin Castle, then Leinster House.   In the(...)

After a recent column here about the dubious honour of being addressed as “sir” (or even “sore”) in Dublin, several readers reminded me of a passage i(...)

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