| Dec 20, 2008
Conor Cruise O'Brien, a leading Irish author, politician and diplomat who rose to international prominence while leading a United Nations mission in the troubled Congo and remained an independent, often contrarian thinker amid religious strife of his...
| Feb 13, 2009
Irish playwright and commentator Hugh Leonard, who won a Tony Award in 1978 for his bittersweet father-and-son drama "Da," died Thursday. He was 82 and had been hospitalized for more than a year battling various illnesses.
| Feb 16, 2009
| 10:03 AM
St. Patrick's Day and Irish-American Heritage Month (March) 2008
Originally a religious holiday to honor St. Patrick, who introduced Christianity to Ireland in the fifth century, St. Patrick's Day has evolved into a celebration for all things Irish....
| Oct 14, 2008
John Millington Synge? Those Americans who've heard of him (and not that many have) tend to think of the early 20th century writer as a spinner of tales about coarse or quaint Irish folk who speak in a barely decipherable tongue.
Garry Hynes is out to...
| Oct 16, 2008
The plays of John Millington Synge may have more rustic charm than a bed-and-breakfast brochure from the Irish tourist board, but don't be fooled by their picturesque settings and lyrical lilt. Tragic, comic or some blithe hybrid, they have a way of...
| Oct 16, 2008
Ireland's major betting company Paddy Power is so sure that Barack Obama will win the U.S. presidential election next month that it paid out more than 1 million euros ($1.35 million) on pro-Obama bets Thursday.
"We declare this race well and truly over...
| Dec 16, 2007
Doreen Gleeson runs a wonderful country house on 16 acres of beautiful gardens and trees. It is perfectly situated for the Dublin Airport (10 to 15 minutes away). This manor, built in 1786, is magnificent.
| Jan 8, 2008
Americans weren't the only ones surprised by Illinois Sen. Barack Obama's decisive victory in Iowa's Democratic caucuses on Thursday.
Like hundreds of foreign journalists trying to make sense of an unsettled time in American political life, Nuala O'...
| Mar 2, 2008
By Richard Rayner
"Ulysses" (Vintage: $17 paper) is the description of a single day, June 16, 1904, a day in the mingled lives of characters walking, talking, dreaming, eating, drinking, mourning and climaxing their way through the hours of an average...
| Mar 4, 2008
| 3:05 PM
(Photo: Kieran Doherty/Reuters)
March 5, 2008
Do yourself a favor: If you're the sort inclined to celebrate St. Patrick's Day this month, skip the badly pulled pint of Guinness, the hordes of amateur drinkers and the warmed-over Republican ballads at...
| Apr 1, 2008
PADDY CASEY, the second-bestselling rock act in Ireland, looks a little disappointed as he scans the sparse audience that turned up during rush hour Friday for his debut here at the Virgin Records Megastore.
"You make more money busking," the singer-...
| Mar 13, 2009
Bubble and squeak
2 medium onions, finely chopped
8 ounces cabbage, sliced and boiled (Brussels sprouts can be substituted)
2 pounds peeled potatoes, cooked and roughly mashed
6 ounces sharp cheddar cheese, diced
3 pats butter