James Joyce

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‘The best thing about the James Joyce is the atmosphere. As soon as you walk in, you can tell it’s a great place to have a pint.’

The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one of the nomi(...)

In February, we asked Irish people around the world to write a ‘love letter’ to their favourite Irish pub overseas. Over the course of the month, more than 1,500 people in 41 countries wrote to us.

An Irish Times search for the world’s best Irish pub (outside Ireland) has named its top 10. They are: the Auld Shillelagh, London, UK; Bubbles O’L(...)

“Donal’s babes”: the Irish Times journalists Maeve Donelan, Nell McCafferty, Mary Maher, Geraldine Kennedy, Renagh Holohan, Gabrielle Williams, Christina Murphy, Mary Cummins and Caroline Walsh. Photograph: The Irish Times

Twentieth-century modernity The “Aeolus” episode of James Joyce’s epic of Dublin life, Ulysses, is set in the office of the Freeman’s Journal (and Ev(...)

Head of design at the school of creative arts at DIT Grangegorman, Barry Sheehan is also a designer and architect, with projects ranging from a St (...)

Painting of Brendan Behan and Lucian Freud is part of Mark McFadden’s debut exhibition in Dublin, ‘Literary Greats’, at the Residence club on St Stephen’s Green

This painting of Brendan Behan and Lucian Freud is by Mark McFadden, an Irish artist from Falcarragh, Co Donegal, now living in Monaco. It’s pa(...)

Never had it easy: it took Eimear McBride nearly a decade to get A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing into print

The mother of the Irish novel, Frances Sheridan, was brought up to be illiterate. Her father didn’t want her to be able to read, and her brothers had (...)

Literary lodgings: No 23 Castlewood Ave, Rathmines

Fancy living in a little slice of literary history? Former homes of literary luminaries don’t often become available to ordinary punters, unless of(...)

 Ireland’s Niall O’Brien, in the team that beat the West Indies.   Liam McBurney/PA Wire.

There’s a theory, or at least there used to be, to explain why certain former British colonies, specifically India and Pakistan, chose cricket as thei(...)

Forget the piles of Valentine’s cards you received this morning. Instead consider showing your love for our capital city with this very postable il(...)

The art project by Cliona Harmey displays the names of the most recent ships to arrive into and leave from Dublin Port

Irish trains are named for rivers, while the planes in the Aer Lingus fleet carry the names of saints. This creates the lovely idea of locomotives (...)

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