Thomas Moore

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Even if you have no interest in English football, you will probably be aware that something called the “January transfer window” is now open. This lib(...)

Composed by Loudest Whisper founder and lead guitarist Brian O’Reilly (above left), The Children of Lir was first staged by the band in 1973. This May 18th and 19th his son Oran (above right) and  granddaughter Orna O’Reilly (centre) both join the show at the Cork Opera House to perform on guitar and in the choir respectively.

It has inspired work by composer Thomas Moore, folklorist Lady Gregory and sculptor Oisin Kelly – and the story of the Children of Lir is about to be (...)

 Statue of Oliver Goldsmith at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: iStock

When the statue of Lord Carlisle was blown from its plinth in the People’s Garden in the Phoenix Park on July 28th, 1958, the incident was news for on(...)

A High Court judge said there was ‘most minor’ contact between Thomas Moore and Mary Carroll’s vehicles and  the damage was no more than ‘scuff marks’. File image: iStock.

An “accident prone” man faces a substantial legal costs bill after losing an action for damages against a woman over what he claimed was a traffic acc(...)

Reimagining Thomas Moore, the 19th century poet, songwriter and singer whose Irish Melodies are embedded in folk memory, is the task that Eleanor McEv(...)

The Boora Pyramid at Lough Boora Discovery Park, Co Offaly.
Family walks for Christmas
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  • December 21, 2016, 13:00

Often, I am asked my favourite season for exploring the countryside. Most expect it will be spring or autumn, but actually it’s Christmastime that doe(...)

Concerns have been raised about the role of Rupert Murdoch’s son James, who is Sky’s chairman and Fox’s chief executive. Photograph: PA Wire

Rupert Murdoch’s 21st Century Fox has tabled a formal £11.7 billion (€14 billion) takeover bid for broadcaster Sky. Fox’s offer of £10.75 per share f(...)

Leonard Cohen after  receiving the 2011 Prince of Asturias Award for Letters  in Oviedo, Spain. Photograph: J.L. Cereijido/EPA

‘Now, you know of my deep association and confraternity with the poet Federico Garcia Lorca. I could say that when I was a young man, an adolescent, a(...)

The remains of the toilets at College Green with Bank of Ireland in the background.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne / THE IRISH TIMES

It may have your escaped your attention, reader, as it had mine, that the Old Testament’s prophet Elijah was an expert in mouth-to-mouth resuscitation(...)

The remains of the toilets at College Green with Bank of Ireland in the background. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The underground toilets at Dublin’s College Street, once to have been redeveloped as a cafe bar, have been demolished to make way for the Luas Cross (...)

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