Tag Archives: Paula Meehan

Artists’ Campaign to Repeal the Eighth Amendment

Today felt like a turning point – or maybe that moment when you realise the turn started a long time (32 years?) ago. By the time you see it, it’s following its own unstoppable momentum.  Enda Kenny take note. This morning, the Artists’ Campaign … Continue reading

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GOOD NEWS FOR IRISH FICTION

That Anne Enright has been named as the first Laureate for Irish Fiction is good news for all of us. She holds the position for three years and in that time she’ll teach one semester each at New York University … Continue reading

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Eavan Boland’s Dublin – visit the exhibition online

This week sees the official launch of a new website: A Poet’s Dublin – Eavan Boland (https://apoetsdublin.wordpress.com/). The website has been designed to complement and extend two earlier initiatives that celebrate the poet’s seventieth birthday: a book Eavan Boland – A Poet’s Dublin, edited … Continue reading

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Eavan Boland: A Poet’s Dublin (Launch)

On Bloomsday weekend in Dublin a lot of  shop-window mannequins – and some people – sported straw hats; some were even in costume, despite the sunshine. The Rosie Hackett bridge is still a novelty.  Tourists are oblivious to the fact that … Continue reading

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Paula Meehan Lecture: “Imaginary bonnets with real bees in them”

(Annual lecture of the Ireland Professor of Poetry, Paula Meehan: 26th February 2014) The luck of this, to have been in Theatre M (UCD) on a rainy Wednesday night to hear Paula Meehan speak, one of an intimate crowd of … Continue reading

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‘Modern Ireland has Nothing to Inspire Modern Writers’

The Irish Writers’ Centre hosted a panel discussion (2nd February) on how the current economic climate is affecting modern Irish writing. Chaired by poet Michael O’ Loughlin, the panel consisted of Nadine O’Regan, books and arts editor of theSunday Business Post; Sean … Continue reading

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