The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre is for sale for €20 million. Photograph: Alan Betson

‘The artistic community of Ireland should come together to stop this sale,’ says theatre owner

The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre at Grand Canal Dock. Photograph: Alan Betson

The country’s largest theatre is up for grabs, caught in crossfire between Nama, the banks and developer Harry Crosbie. But there (...)

Jimmy Saville at the Central Remedial Clinic, Clontarf, Dublin, when he attended a testimonial luncheon in his honour given by the Variety Club of Ireland and the Central Remedial Clinic. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Dan Davies has written a detailed, scrupulous and assiduous book, but even it can’t illuminate the darkness at the heart of Savile(...)

Alan Kelly: could make a good start in his new job in Environment by getting to grips with this crisis. Photograph: Alan Betson

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Philip Pettit: the absence of deference is almost as important as the absence of fear.  Photograph: Frank Wojciechowski/Princeton University

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The Bord Gáis Energy Theatre,  one of our finest pieces of cultural infrastructure, is being sold off by Nama at a quarter of its original cost. Photograph: Alan Betson

With the arts portfolio reduced to little more than a junior ministry, and one of our finest venues being flogged by Nama, the cur(...)

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The Abbey has become less of a cultural powerhouse and more of a managerial institution.

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