James Joyce

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Tuskar Rock Lighthouse by Ivan Sutton (€1,500-€2,000), Whyte’s.

With lockdown restrictions lifting, auction houses are beginning to open up for public viewings once again. Both de Vere’s of Kildare Street and Whyte(...)

The LE Eithne left its berth in Cork to return to the Naval Service’s headquarters

The Defence Forces, including the Naval Service’s LE Eithne, “did a wonderful job” in helping the Health Service Executive in Cork during the Covid-19(...)

We figure out what paternity means by emulating or reacting against our fathers and their fathers and their fathers’ fathers. Photograph: Getty

Fatherhood is a kind of makey-up thing, it has to be invented every time, but it has come into its own in lockdown During the lockdown, almost e(...)

John Shevlin is pictured at St Stephen’s Green on Bloomsday 2020. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

“Bloom plodges forward again. He stands before a lighted house, listening. The kisses, winging from their bowers fly about him, twittering, warbling, (...)

Maylis Besserie. Photograph: Francesca Mantovani / Editions Gallimard

Le Tiers Temps is Maylis Besserie’s first novel. Its title comes from the name of the retirement home where Samuel Beckett lived out the last year of (...)

 TS Eliot: had an eventful meeting with James Joyce. Photograph: Getty Images

I’m pleased to hear that the future of Sweny’s Pharmacy, one of the last vestiges of James Joyce’s Dublin and now a miniature museum, has been made a (...)

When news of Terence MacSwiney’s death after 74 days on hunger strike at Brixton Prison reached Spain in October, 1920, the people of Catalonia went i(...)

Woody Allen in Cannes, France, in 2010. Photgraph: Pascal Le Segretain/Getty Images

The film-maker was accused of sexually assaulting his daughter in 1992, but never charged. He explains why he is done treading carefully When Wo(...)

 Elmore Leonard: a great writer in his own way, a way not usually compared with Joyce’s, although they had some things in common. Photograph: Paul Sancya/AP

On Twitter recently, with another Bloomsday approaching, I found myself drawn into a Twitter debate about whether James Joyce made a real or feigned m(...)

The Knockmaree dolmen, named for the hill it stands on, is more strictly speaking a cist grave – one of a small number  known in Ireland

Even for those of us who use it regularly, Dublin’s Phoenix Park can still have hidden depths. I read about another one somewhere recently and thought(...)

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