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# WB Yeats

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# WB Yeats
Crew member of ferry missing after overnight search in Irish Sea
The search is being overseen by the HM Coastguard in Holyhead in Wales, but the Irish Coast Guard is providing assistance.
# WB Yeats
Irish Ferries to take NTA to court after being ordered to pay compensation over cancellations
The National Transport Authority issued the notices today ordering Irish Ferries to pay compensation.
# cruising
€144 million WB Yeats cruise ferry sails into Dublin Port
The new ferry can hold 1800 passengers and will see passages to Holyhead in Wales and Cherbourg in France.
Sligo honours WB and Jack Yeats with a unique arts festival
The event will include walks, art, literature and talks.
# WB LAtes
Irish Ferries cancels 6,000 summer bookings as new ship is delayed again
Irish Ferries was previously forced to cancel July sailings for the W.B. Yeats.
# online poll
WB Yeats chosen as name for new €144 million Irish cruise ferry
“It is a name that will convey a sense of magnificence,” said Irish Ferries managing director Andrew Sheen.
# yeats collection
State spends €650k on WB Yeats' furniture and letters to his wife
In the past two years, the State has spent €4 million on archive material once belonging to the great Irish poet.
# the second coming
Joyce thanks Yeats for his 'helping hand' in letters just bought by the State
Arts Minister Heather Humphreys said that an extra €500,000 had been allocated to acquire the letters.
# all's changed changed utterly
Barack Obama and Joe Biden haven't stopped quoting WB Yeats since 2008
They <3 him.
# was it for this
Obama to Biden: 'I had to quote an Irish poet and Seamus Heaney was taken'
Seamus Heaney and WB Yeats featured in the speeches given by the men yesterday.
# No Direction Home
Why Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize for Literature
For fans of lyrics, or of lyrical music, Dylan’s output rewards thorough exploration like no other artist of the last 100 years
# dead and gone
Yeats didn't come up in the English exam yesterday and the Leaving Certs are RAGING
Their Leaving Cert hopes are dead and gone; they’re with O’Leary in the grave.
# with o'leary
Finally, 9 important answers to 'Was it for this?'
Romantic Ireland’s dead and gone…
# minute books
Never-before-seen Abbey Theatre papers show how it fought against censorship
The minute books have been digitised and transcripts made.
# WIll Power
What is it that makes Irish people fight over wills?
Where there’s a will – there’s a potential family falling out of seismic proportions.
# Mary Poppins
Supercalifragilistic-expialadocious - Mary Poppins' Dublin home is for sale*
*Well, her creator’s, anyway.
A bridge and a boat are set to get some famous Irish names
WB Yeats and a hero of 1916 are set to be immortalised in different ways.
# WB Yeats
Interactive map tells the story of one of Ireland's most famous poets
It’s the 150th anniversary of Yeats’ birth today.
# minted
One of Ireland's most famous poets is now on a coin
The collector coin has been launched to commemorate the 150th anniversary of WB Yeats’ birth.
# uselysses
Ireland's most famous writers have been turned into believable hipsters
James Joyce in a Vampire Weekend t-shirt.
# wash your mouth out
Just Senator Susan O'Keeffe, giving a radio interview... wait, WHAT?
One for everyone whose minds are stuck in the gutter. (Which includes us.)
# lets get cultural
Open thread: What's your favourite WB Yeats poem?
Yeats died 75 years ago today but his work is still being studied in schools across the country. Are there any lines still floating around in your heads from your schooldays?
# Madiba
In pictures: Mandela's Irish visits
The South African leader visited Ireland on three occasions, most recently for the Special Olympics in 2003.
# Co Sligo
Lissadell House owners win long-running legal battle over rights-of-way
The Supreme Court has overturned an earlier ruling, which found in favour of Sligo County Council
# Presidential Poems
Presidential poems: will Michael D quote himself during inauguration speech?
Or will he follow in the footsteps of his American counterparts and invite another poet to the stage?
# City of Literature
Dublin writers' exhibition opens in the Liberties
W.B. Yeats was poor at spelling and Samuel Beckett was born on a Friday 13th…just some of the facts you will learn at the newly-opened Dublin Writers’ exhibition.
# Obama
Irish musicians, actors and sports stars join festivities at Obama concert
Jedward takes to the stage at College Green to sing their Eurovision hit after Daniel Day-Lewis extended a warm welcome to the US president, incorporating the words of former president Abraham Lincoln.