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John McGahern in October 1990  near his home in Leitrim. Photograph: Frank Miller

It is hard to believe that John McGahern has been dead 13 years. Along with Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel, his work enriched the lives of many people,(...)

Good lore: girls believed that hair cut on Good Friday would grow thicker and longer. Photograph: Cultura/Getty

My memory of Good Friday is that it was the most boring and uneventful day of the year. Growing up in the 1970s, I remember a foreboding about Easter,(...)

In the End is a smart and stylish farewell for The  Cranberries

Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken(...)

Mohawk Grand Chief Joseph Tokwiro Norton (centre) at Government Buildings with Government Chief Whip and Minister of State for the Irish Language, the Gaeltacht and the Islands Seán Kyne TD, (right) and James Kelly (left) CEO Ireland Canada University Foundation. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A member of the Mohawk Nation will come to the Connemara Gaeltacht to study Irish this summer as the first participant in a new annual scholarship pro(...)

Beychella: Beyoncé at Coachella 2018, in Homecoming. Photograph: Parkwood/Netflix

“Instead of me pulling out my flower crown, it was more important that I brought our culture to Coachella,” Beyoncé says in Homecoming, the new docume(...)

Game of Thrones: setting up for the endgame. Photograph: HBO

Warning: this review contains spoilers. So, where were we?. . . It has been almost two years since we watched the Wall come tumbling down in Game of (...)

Dublin’s first ever Trans Pride Parade, which took place last July, from  City Quays  to Fairview Park.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

John Boyne, in a recent Irish Times article entitled Why I support trans rights but reject the word ‘cis’, states that he doesn’t consider himsel(...)

Roger Clark is one of several Irish-related actors in a game where Irish feature prominently.

From riding horses in McGarry’s Stables in Co Sligo as a teenager to traversing the Wild West on horseback as Arthur Morgan, the lead character in Roc(...)

Diarmuid De Faoite

Foclóir: comhaimseartha - contemporary, corraitheach - moving, dúshlánach - challenging, scéinséir - thriller, baoite - bait, Ros Dumhach - Rossport, (...)

Is it going to be straightforward march south for the Night King?

Winter is finally here. Season eight of Game of Thrones arrives this weekend, with the first of the concluding six episodes airing on Sky Atlantic at (...)

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