Pat Mccabe

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Some of of Ireland’s finest writers and poets will gather to pay tribute to Kavanagh on the 50th anniversary of the poet’s death. Photograph courtesy of the Wiltshire Collection/National Library of Ireland

In Iniskeen, Co Monaghan, the weather forecast predicted Thursday would be 4 degrees with showers (37 per cent chance of precipitation) and a bit(...)

John Barrett at the Oireachtas Public Accounts Committee meeting:  he has said that accounting practices at Templemore Garda College operated in plain sight and  were known to senior management for decades but  they never impeded the promotion of any of those involved

“The ugly truth tends to recur if it is not properly root-caused and appropriate lessons genuinely learned,” John Barrett, head of human resources at (...)

In a Word . . . Review

“A perfect judge will read each work of wit/With the same spirit that its author writ,” said one of my favourite Popes. I refer to Alexander Pope. Tha(...)

Francie Brady appears to seize the narrative from Pat McCabe (above)

The Leaves of Heaven The Complex, Dublin ★★★ The tragedy of Francie Brady, the protagonist of Pat McCabe’s darkly comic novel The Butcher Boy, (...)

Presenting Herself with a state-of-the-art electric fireplace.

In a corner of the Little Museum of Dublin, a tiny Sony Trinitron colour television plays a showreel of Irish cultural landmarks. There’s Sally O’Bri(...)

Mega star: Jinx Lennon. “I felt I was becoming a caricature or a big cartoon, like how Donald Trump is a cartoon, and there was a bit of stupidity in that.”

You take the road to Dundalk with Jinx Lennon’s two new albums for company blaring loud and bright. There are different licks to Magic Bullets of Madn(...)

Pat McCabe: “When I wrote ‘The Butcher Boy’, nothing had happened in Clones for 100 years. The story was 100 years old, and people still spoke in low tones about it. Now entire families get wiped out, and it’s gone.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Murderers are everywhere these days. They lurk at the edges of our TV screens; they star in documentaries and on the news; they loom large in the pag(...)

Danny Erskine, son of Anita Reeves, and Julian Erskine, her husband, carry her coffin into the Mansion House in Dublin for her funeral on Saturday. Photograph: Aidan Crawley.

While the hundreds of people who gathered in Dublin’s Mansion House on Saturday morning to mourn the passing of celebrated actor Anita Reeves were uni(...)

Anita Reeves as Mrs O’Kelly and Jamine Russell as Moya in The Shaughraun in 2004. Photograph:  Kip Carroll

The Irish stage and screen actress Anita Reeves has died today in Dublin, peacefully, surrounded by her family, following months living with cancer. S(...)

★★★★★ The theatrical centrepiece of Cork’s Midsummer Festival Sacrifice at Easter is billed as a creative collaboration between Pat Kiernan, Mel Me(...)

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