Sigmund Freud

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Sigmund Freud: Vincent MacNamara was associated with Eckhart House which offered courses in psycho-synthesis, a methodology which aimed to provide a spiritual overlay to the work of Freud.

“One of the attractions of psychotherapy for people is that it provides a space where they feel listened to and accepted. They are allowed to tell the(...)

David McGrane in James Fox cigar store on Grafton Street in  Dublin.

When David McGrane retires today as managing director of James Fox cigars on Grafton Street, it will bring a close to the “summer job” which he applie(...)

Tim Curry in It (1990).

Otto the Clown, aka Edward Fossett Junior, is a fifth generation performer at Fossett’s Circus. At the height of last year’s clown-related hysteria – (...)

A Hungarian obstetrician  discovered the importance of hand-washing in preventing puerperal sepsis, a major cause of maternal mortality

In our decade of commemorations, we might easily miss two interesting sesquicentennials of 2017, commemorating 150 years of the Canadian Confederation(...)

 Virginia Reeves: “An exquisite opening chapter of terse dialogue and fraught moments sets up a classic American tale of a bygone era of hardship and hostility”

If work and love are the basis for happiness, as Sigmund Freud believed, then Roscoe T Martin’s discontent with life is understandable. The protagonis(...)

Johanne Mullan, collections programmer at Imma, with Lucian Freud’s  “The Painter’s Mother Resting” at a preview of the Freud Project 2016-2021. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Thanks to the Freud Project, the Irish Museum of Modern Art (Imma) is the place to go to if you want to see a first-rate, representative collection of(...)

American decorator Carleton Varney, owner of the upscale decorating company Dorothy Draper & Company and author of more than 30 books

Brian Burns, Donald Trump’s choice as the next US ambassador to Ireland, has asked US interior designer Carleton Varney  to revamp Deerfield, the(...)

Charlotte Spencer and Colin Morgan in The Living and the Dead: old-fashioned ghost story but with depth

A visit to the eye-opening Underwear exhibition at the V&A in London earlier this month, which shows underwear down through the centuries, gave me(...)

“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(...)

Marie, Louis and Layla Carroll at the opening of the Film Ireland festival in Hong Kong.

Hong Kong is the city that gifted us the violent visual poetry of John Woo and his black-suited face-offs, the balletic martial arts thrills of Bruce (...)

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