Brendan Behan

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The late author Maeve Binchy photographed at her Dalkey home in 2006. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Former Irish Times journalist Mary Maher spoke tonight of being left a collection of the (...)

Blanaid Walker, daughter of Brendan Behan, with her son Rupert (13), at the launch today of a new commemorative stamp marking the 50th anniversary of the writer’s death, at the GPO, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Brendan Behan would be “amused and honoured” that he was being remembered on a stamp, his daughter Blanaid Walker said this morning. For her pa(...)

The quare fellow 50 years on

Fifty years ago this week Dublin saw one of its biggest displays of public mourning since the assassination of Collins and the death of Parnell(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan: has put a four-week stay on plans by Waterways Ireland to break up the Aran island ferry Naomh Éanna. Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan has said that any proposal to save the former Aran island ferry (...)

MV Naomh Éanna, the CIÉ transport ship that serviced the Aran islands for years, is awaiting scrappage at Grand Canal  Docks in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Joyce’s Ulysses publisher Sylvia Beach and writers Brendan Behan and Breandán Ó hÉithir were among the many who travelled and reminisced about travell(...)

The Beatles in 1967: ‘Paul filled the vacuum after Brian Epstein died. I think John was a bit begrudging. George was very introverted. Ringo was depicted as the joker, but I thought he was quite wise’

Paul Howard, biographer of Tara Browne, the 1960s peer, scenester and alleged subject of the Beatles song A Day in the Life, is chatting to film-maker(...)

Adrian Dunbar and Pauline Hutton in the Lyric Theatre production of Brendan at the Chelsea. Photograph: Steffan Hill, hulton/getty

Adrian Dunbar’s favourite Brendan Behan anecdote involves Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Brian O’Nolan standing outside Neary’s pub in Dublin in the pour(...)

A changing landscape

QUINNSWORTH: The supermarket chain’s founder Pat Quinn became a recognisable face across Ireland when he appeared in countless television ads weari(...)

Pierre Joannon is well known to anyone with an interest in Irish history and culture. The honorary consul general of Ireland in the south of France si(...)

Renowned theatre director Vincent Dowling has died at the age of 83. Mr Dowling had a long and distinguished association with the Abbey T(...)

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