A generation slipping away: Brendan Kennelly and the changing of Ireland’s literary guard
The works of the legendary Kerry poet, who died last week, will endure for decades to come. But his death has brought a strong sense that we must cherish our surviving literary giants while we still can
In its original incarnation – when, at certain moments, it possessed a strange ability to take the pulse of a troubled nation – The Late Late Show produced extraordinary incidents that could only occur through the chance and alchemy of live television.
I recall the impact of one such unprecedented moment which no scriptwriter would dare invent, and which few who witnessed it will ever forget. It occurred in the late 1990s, during Gay Byrne’s...
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Anton Savage: Feeling superior in the Land of the Free
We are free to complain about our country’s failings, but we also have more personal and economic freedom than most other countries around the world, including the US
Design for Life: Should I visit my estranged father in hospital?
This week, occupational psychologist Louize Carroll advises a reader who is in two minds over whether to say goodbye to the father who abandoned them as a child
Shaping a new Future: Meet the talented artisans of tomorrow
This year’s Design and Crafts Council Ireland’s Future Makers Awards and Supports were announced virtually at the RDS in Dublin last week. Here, we profile four of the winners