Terry Eagleton

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David Brooks: America needs to resist the growth of tribalism – what he calls ‘a bad attempt to create community’

You can tell the sort of guy David Brooks is from his Twitter feed. A polite comment about women’s sport being better to watch than men’s is condemned(...)

Does the Catholic church have a role to play in pluralist Ireland? Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Whether the Catholic Church has any role in an increasingly pluralist Ireland will be discussed at a three-day international conference in Trinity Col(...)

Neil Middleton: publisher and left-wing activist

Neil Middleton, who has died aged 83, was an influential publisher, writer and Catholic thinker who made a significant contribution to religious and p(...)

Seán Moncrieff: ‘I had to go on the dole for a while, which was a surreal experience.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

‘The Irish are endlessly fascinated by themselves,” said Terry Eagleton. I first read this quote in The Irish Paradox by Seán Moncrieff, a book abo(...)

Tamed: Rebecca O’Mara as Isabella and Tom Canton as Heathcliff in the Gate’s adaptation of Wuthering Heights
Review: Wuthering Heights

Wuthering Heights  Gate Theatre  *** It is a classic dilemma. Can you indulge the passion of those unbridled years, when a rough (...)

Billy Collins: ‘It is like an eye chart, with its big E at the top, and the letters getting less legible as it moves along. A poem should be like that’

‘The idea of a popular poet is a bit of an oxymoron in people’s minds,” says Billy Collins, the luminary lyricist and former American poet laureate(...)

Christian Mazzuchini as Vladimir and Noël Vergès as Estragon in Theatre NoNo’s Waiting for Godot

‘We’ve been waiting for someone to come, but nobody has turned up.” Were it not for the bright disposition of the speaker, a museum attendant, a visit(...)

Meditating on mortality: Klaus Maria Brandauer in Krapp’s Last Tape. Photographs: Das Letzte Band

There are three events that Sean Doran recalls, over the course of a varied international career as an artistic director, when he thought he had fi(...)

MR. MARTIN CULLEN T.D. MINISTER OF STATE, DEPARTMENT OF FINANCE PICTURED DURING THE INTRODUCTION OF THE FREEDOM OF INFORMATION ACT AT GOVERNMENT BUILDINGS, YESTERDAY. PHOTOGRAPH:CYRIL BYRNE

Open up Whatever happened to openness and transparency? Minister for Education Ruairí Qu(...)

Terry Eagleton: the dogma of his magisterial, supercilious polemical thesis is leavened with wisecracks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

At an end-of-summer Conroy gathering on the family farm in upstate New York, I submitted a copy of Terry Eagleton’s cleverly provocative appraisal of (...)

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