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 “I doubt there have been any actual ploughs in Boris Johnson’s life.” Photograph: Jack Hill/AFP

In the Methuen Book of Poems for Every Day, the month of October opens with a verse about ploughing. Well, sort of: It’s Patrick Kavanagh’s October, a(...)

Galway ConTempo Quartet: ‘For me, the pinnacle of the RTÉ residency was that we got the chance to do the Beethoven cycle and the Béla Bartók cycle around the country’

The four members of the Galway ConTempo Quartet, who relocated from Romania to the west of Ireland to become the Galway Music Residency’s ensemble-in-(...)

This day last year, in a now lost world, I was flying to Japan for the Rugby World Cup. Japan is proverbially the Land of the Rising Sun, but in fact (...)

“So it was that, rather than to Seoul, I flew into my Dublin 8 kitchen on Monday at 7am, to log on to Zoom.” Photograph: Getty Images

I should have been seeing autumn in Korea this year.  In fact, I should have seen spring there, but thanks to Covid-19, an event called the World(...)

Nancy Cunard was a writer and rebel whose path through the first half of the 20th century brought her through such movements as literary modernism, th(...)

19th century garnet set gifted by Lord Byron to Mary Ann Chaworth in 1803 achieved €5,200 (€800–€1,200) at Adam’s At Home sale.

Whyte’s Eclectic Collector Sale July 25th and 26th Ninety per cent of lots sold with a gross sale of just under €1m. 1916 Proclamation of the Irish R(...)

Micheál Martin in Brussels. Photograph: Johanna Geron

In a glowing review of the latest production of Ireland – now appearing on the world stage for an unlimited run – Tuesday’s Guardian saw fit to paraph(...)

The house had gone on the market in 2018 for €450,000 but was recently offered for sale for €625,000 despite its condition having deteriorated in the intervening years. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Dublin City Council has revived plans to buy the former home of playwright Seán O’Casey in Dublin’s north inner city. In March of last year the counc(...)

Milo O’Shea (left) as Leopold Bloom in Ulysses, directed by Joseph Strick. Photograph: Silver Screen/Getty

A degree of kerfuffle is gathering round Alex Thompson’s imminent indie comedy Saint Frances. An argument can be made that it is among the first comme(...)

The Department of Enterprise, Trade, and Employment on Kildare Street, Dublin.

It’s always a risk in Dublin, wherever you are. But while loitering on a pavement near Leinster House recently, as I have only since realised, I was s(...)

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