Theo Dorgan

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Irrepressible: Terri Hooley at Doolin Writers’ Festival

Punk’s not dead, though it does have a rather worrying cough. A writers festival in Doolin, Co Clare is not somewhere I’d expect to come in con(...)

The news this month that Amtrak, the US rail operator, is to introduce writers-in-residence on its 15 long-distance routes reminds us of the li(...)

Bunreacht Na hÉireann

Ireland is at a point in its history where fundamental questions are being asked about how it is run, how it is shaped, and how its identity will chan(...)

The whip is a brutal instrument, designed to draw forced obedience from slaves. It has no place in a democracy as an instrument of terror. It is an ob(...)

Poet Seamus Heaney:  his passing has been spoken about all over the world

There were tributes from all sides of the House to the late Seamus Heaney. Taoiseach Enda Kenny said so much had been written about the Nobel laureate(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

A piper leading the funeral of Seamus Heaney through Bellaghy yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Seamus Heaney was laid to rest yesterday evening in a country churchyard in south Derry under the shade of sycamore and ash trees.“May the green sods (...)

 Late poet Seamus Heaney, above, has been described by  Minister for Arts Jimmy Deenihan as a “very humble, modest man” who was “very accessible”.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to his friend and fellow poet Seamus Heaney who died this morning. The pair have been friends for decades(...)

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