Ireland is falling out of love with Sinn Fein

29 January 2024 11:35 pm

Is the Sinn Fein star starting to wane? Support for the party has hit its lowest level for four years…

No laughing matter: accusations of transphobia wrecked Graham Linehan’s life

11 November 2023 9:00 am

The comedian found himself out of work and out of his marriage when he challenged the transgender ideology that to be a man or women is about choosing an identity

I have moved into a house in Ireland I viewed once, then bought

4 November 2023 9:00 am

With families chatting in the seats around me, a young girl knitting across the aisle, I gripped the arm rests.…

The nuance of Kenya

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Why did this brilliant Irish artist fall off the radar?

28 October 2023 9:00 am

Sir John Lavery has always had a place in Irish affections. His depiction of his wife, Hazel, as the mythical…

The miracle of The Miracle Club is that it does, I promise, end

14 October 2023 9:00 am

The Miracle Club, which is about a group of Irish women who travel to Lourdes, has a magnificent cast –…

Seamus Heaney’s letters confirm that he really was as nice as he seemed

14 October 2023 9:00 am

Seamus Heaney’s letters are full of energy and joie de vivre, but a darker note persists as the pressure of celebrity grows, says Roy Foster

Small but perfect: So Late in the Day by Claire Keegan reviewed

16 September 2023 9:00 am

The author once takes a big issue and, with her characteristic quiet brilliance, illuminates it in a small homely setting

The changing face of Ireland

2 September 2023 9:00 am

A dead poet’s dangerous aura continues to haunt his daughter and 23-year old granddaughter in this story of an unhappy family set in rapidly changing Ireland

Gripping tale of Ireland’s most polite bank robber: I’m Not Here To Hurt You reviewed

19 August 2023 9:00 am

There should really be a special word for it: that vicarious fragility you feel when hearing of a minor decision…

Tabloid fever

22 July 2023 9:00 am

A tabloid journalist desperate for a scoop pursues a young Irish mother whose daughter is rumoured to have killed a child. But is there any truth in the story?

Maybe the village will be sad to see us go after all

15 July 2023 9:00 am

‘You certainly gave us a run for our money,’ said the village elder, serving us with what appeared to be…

The twists keep coming

10 June 2023 9:00 am

Murray’s immersive, beautifully written mega-tome about a family in a small town in Ireland is as funny as it is deeply disturbing

How Ireland lost its craic

3 June 2023 9:00 am

When did the Irish lose their sense of humour?

The BB wants to put my dream farm on a skip

3 June 2023 9:00 am

‘Have you got your passport? Your phone? Your wallet?’ The builder boyfriend patted his pockets and told me not to…

I have found heaven in West Cork

27 May 2023 9:00 am

A bay mare was standing over a foal curled up sleeping at her feet. Yawning and struggling to keep her…

Barbie Kardashian and Ireland’s trans madness

23 March 2023 1:59 am

Why are politicians so incapable of answering basic questions about biology? Yesterday it was Taoiseach Leo Varadkar’s turn. A journalist…

Letters: Why I love Warhammer

8 October 2022 9:00 am

Troubles ahead? Sir: Jenny McCartney’s article ‘Border lines’ (1 October) was a profoundly depressing one. Perhaps there will be a…

Europe’s looming energy wars

11 August 2022 2:15 am

This summer marks a truce. But if, as expected, Liz Truss becomes prime minister, it is almost inevitable that tensions…

Who planned Field Marshal Sir Henry Wilson’s murder?

30 July 2022 9:00 am

Until very recently, political assassination was a mercifully uncommon occurrence in British politics, though that has changed. Previously when such…