Your morning's headlines.
Wed, 07 Nov, 2018
Two hundred years after her death, Jane Austen still fascinates. Mary Leland surveys a new biography of the famous writer that reveals the financial struggles of the Austen family at the edges of Georgian gentility
Sat, 29 Jul, 2017
That a mathematician and sportsman would consider it important that engineering students be lectured on poetry says a lot about Trevor West.
Sat, 08 Apr, 2017
Eoghan O’Sullivan has all your entertainment news for the week right here.
Fri, 10 Mar, 2017
Polly Samson loves to write, but hates sitting at her desk. She tells Colette Sheridan why she finds the short story to be the ideal form.
Tue, 06 Sep, 2016
Oscar Wilde was the most famous — and notorious — of his family but they were already a wild bunch long before his scandalous downfall. Mary Leland reads between the lines of a chronicle of fortune and misfortune.
Sat, 27 Aug, 2016
Did Charles Dickens execute the most audacious literary fraud ever or was the Pickwick Papers a work of stunning originality? Mary Leland unravels the threads of a riveting fictionalised account of the book’s origins.
Sat, 06 Aug, 2016
The haunting persistence of anti-semitism is what fuels Shakespeare’s ‘The Merchant of Venice’. A book on Shylock, its main character, offers an adroit slant on modern Judaism by a master literary stylist, writes Mary Leland.
Sat, 23 Apr, 2016
In this ‘Titanic enterprise’, Simon Sebag Montefiore is not afraid to suggest that something of what made the Romanovs powerful remains in the Russian psyche and Russian leadership today, writes Mary Leland.
Sat, 26 Mar, 2016
Sat, 23 Jan, 2016
Mary Leland delves into the rich history which visitors can enjoy at next week’s Dromana 800 celebrations.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
These Brothers Grimm stories topics are common to mankind’s experience of life: they unite us all. Mary Leland on a new anthology.
Sat, 25 Oct, 2014
Sun, 21 Sep, 2014
Sun, 03 Aug, 2014
Writer and Irish Examiner book reviewer, Mary Leland, wrote an informative article for a Sunday newspaper recently, reflecting on the media reports about the mother-and-baby home in Tuam, Co Galway.
Mon, 30 Jun, 2014
Mary Leland on some recent book releases
Sat, 21 Dec, 2013
This week's reviews in brief
Sat, 23 Nov, 2013
The Professor Of Poetry
Sat, 09 Nov, 2013
I Hear the Sirens in the Streets
Sat, 02 Mar, 2013
Mary Leland enjoys a talk by Peregrine Cavendish — the Duke of Devonshire — on his family’s extensive collection
Tue, 19 Feb, 2013
The Testament of Mary
Sat, 05 Jan, 2013
Mary Leland on two books that look at our past through some magnificent, and some ruined, buildings
Sat, 15 Dec, 2012
‘Handwriting’, says Philip Hensher, ‘is what registers our individuality and the mark which our culture has made on us.’ Mary Leland agrees
Thu, 13 Dec, 2012
At Home in Ireland
Sat, 08 Dec, 2012
Sat, 03 Nov, 2012
The Songs of Achilles
Sat, 08 Sep, 2012
Between the Sheets: Nine 20th century Women Writers and their Famous Literary Partnerships
Sat, 25 Aug, 2012
Tommy Barker is tickled pink by this Durrus delight
Sat, 11 Aug, 2012
What Matters in Jane Austen:Twenty Crucial Puzzles Solved
Sat, 23 Jun, 2012
Victorian Dublin Revealed: The Remarkable Legacy of Nineteenth Century Dublin
Sat, 14 Apr, 2012
With only weeks to go before her wedding, Poppy Wyatt loses her priceless engagement ring and her mobile phone at a hen weekend brunch.
Sat, 03 Mar, 2012
Death comes to Pemberly
Sat, 24 Dec, 2011
Fri, 23 Dec, 2011
A quick glance around us reveals that little care or emphasis is placed on the basics of language, says Mary Leland
Wed, 05 Oct, 2011
Carolyn Bourne’s email berating her intended daughter-in-law for her lack of decorum has divided opinion. Esther N McCarthy challenges the strictures of etiquette while Mary Leland insists upon good manners.
Wed, 20 Jul, 2011
For some they were a symbol of oppression and decadence. Now they are simply a fascinating example of history brought to life, writes Mary Leland.
Sat, 16 Jul, 2011
A MAJOR review of safety zones around hazardous oil depots and chemical plants in Cork’s docklands could jeopardise the city’s €2 billion docklands strategy, it was claimed yesterday.
Wed, 22 Nov, 2006
I WRITE regarding a comment by Mary Leland in an article that concerned the anniversary of the Huguenot Church in Cork (Irish Examiner, Property, March 11).
Fri, 17 Mar, 2006
IN her excellent article on Fota (Weekend Examiner, January 21), Mary Leland suggests that the Office of Public Works (OPW) should take over Fota House.
Wed, 01 Feb, 2006
I WISH to compliment Mary Leland on her excellent article (Irish Examiner Property, October 8) on the proposed development of 1,500 houses in the grounds of Dunkettle House and the adjoining lands of Ballinglanna, Glanmire, near Cork city.
Mon, 17 Oct, 2005
WELL done Mary Leland (Irish Examiner, October 25) for alerting your readers to the developers’ plans to obliterate the view of St Fin Barre’s Cathedral.
Sat, 30 Oct, 2004
YOUR supplement on Douglas (Irish Examiner, Nov 27), and in particular Mary Leland’s item on St Luke’s Church, reminds me of how much my life was enhanced by being taught by Sam McCutcheon at Cork Grammar School from 1961 to 1963.
Mon, 08 Dec, 2003
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