Frank Mccourt

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John Deasy, appointed by the Taoiseach to work as special envoy to the  US on immigration reform

The demise of Irish American identity has often been predicted due to intermarriage with other ethnic groups and the churches ceasing to be an Irish A(...)

Ellen Frey McCourt: “Right after Frank died, I found it difficult, because everyone wanted to celebrate him. So one could never really get away from it.”

Two decades after her husband published his first book, Ellen Frey McCourt still marvels at the experience. She had been married for two years to Fran(...)

'Molly’s is a very traditional pub, and one of our strengths is that we don’t change'

In some New York neighbourhoods every other bar seems to be either Irish-themed or Irish-owned. In a city that remains the spiritual home of the Great(...)

 Arja Kajermo: Cold climates and cold hearts are at the centre of The Iron Age. Photograph: Stefan Evans

‘The shrapnel that had gone into Father’s legs, in 1944 in the painful retreat when the war was lost, had somehow worked its way into his children. Ea(...)

Composer Adam Howell, producer Pat Moylan and writer Paul Hurt, the team behind ‘Angela’s Ashes: The Musical’ on The Samuel Beckett Bridge. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Rain. Poverty. Death. Repression. Are these the ingredients for a hit musical? Absolutely, says theatre producer Pat Moylan, who is bringing Angela’s (...)

Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

Media, supporters and protestants gather outside Trump Tower. Photograph: Alba Vigaray/EPA

I was asked to go and talk to some Trump voters so I sent out a bunch of text messages and got some very grumpy replies along the lines of,” I don’t k(...)

Frank, Malachy and Alphie McCourt. Alphie, who grew up in Limerick before emigrating to the US, has died aged 75. Photograph: Lynn McCourt

Irish writer Alphie McCourt, who was the youngest brother of Pulitzer Prize winning author Frank McCourt, has died aged 75. His only surviving brothe(...)

“This [the Irish] is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever” – Freud never said it. Never wrote it. Almost certainly didn’t even think it

Who said the following: “This [the Irish] is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever”? The last time I came across this in(...)

Una Heaton, curator of the Frank McCourt Museum, who is trying to buy the building. Photograph: Marie McCallan/Press 22

Leamy House in Limerick, formerly the school where Frank McCourt was educated, was withdrawn before it was due to be auctioned yesterday. The future (...)

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