James Joyce

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 Eamonn Coghlan: among the illustrious list of names on the Donore Harriers Athletic Club’s Waterhouse Shield

Although a revered tradition in Donore Harriers Athletic Club, the Waterhouse Shield event has also been ruining Christmas dinners for as long as anyo(...)

Container ships sit moored to the quayside at Dublin Port. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/Bloomberg

At 5.30am on New Year’s Day a handful of lorries will roll off the Irish Ferries ship Ulysses after it arrives at Dublin Port following a three-hour c(...)

The men were rescued by the Coastguard shortly after abandoning the FV Kayleigh,   based out of Skibbereen, Co Cork. Photograph: Irish Coast Guard / PA

Two fishermen were severely burned when they were engulfed by a fireball while trying to deal with a blaze onboard their sinking ship last March. The(...)

Still Life with Frying Pan, William Scott,  €200,000 (€200,000-€300,000), de Vere’s

In a year like no other, the first lockdown saw a huge number of sales postponed on the fine art and auction circuit. Sales were pushed to the back en(...)

Sculling by Jack B Yeats (Lot 47, €200,000-€300,000)

The week ahead is a busy one for fine art on the Irish auction circuit, with a dizzying number of superb paintings for sale. On Monday, December 7th,(...)

The Johnny Ronan site on the corner of Tara Street and the quays. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

At the beginning of 2020, it felt as if new hotels were springing out of the ground in Dublin like daffodils. A long tourism boom had spurred plans fo(...)

When the Chicago World Fair opened in 1893, there was not one, but two rival model Irish villages.

People frequently forget that history isn’t composed of a grand sweep of happenings, ordained by institutions from on high. While these undoubtedly co(...)

The Usher’s Island James Joyce house, location of the short story, The Dead. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Dublin City Council has given the green light to contentious plans to turn James Joyce’s ‘House of the Dead’ on Dublin’s quays into a 50-bed tourist h(...)

People celebrating the independence of Ireland on O’Connell bridge before midnight on Easter Sunday, April 17th, 1949. Photograph: Larry Burrows/The LIFE Picture Collection via Getty Images

The Party to End All Parties ★★★★☆ Online until Sat, Oct 10th  One unexpected consequence of the current move to virtual theatre has been the ri(...)

 Edgar Allan Poe: spooky coincidence. Photograph: Getty Images

A sharp-eyed Kildare reader writes to suggest that the sub-editor of an Irish Independent GAA story on Monday may have been betraying his or her age. (...)

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