Stephen Rea  and Sean McGinley  take a  bow after performing in Ages of the Moon in New York in 2010. Photograph: Ben Hider/Getty Images

Award is part of the celebrations at this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards

Halpin hand: Katy Perry at Super Bowl XLIX. Photograph: Christopher Polk/Getty

Baz Halpin is the creative director behind some of the world’s biggest tours, and his last job was on Katy Perry’s Super Bowl spec(...)

Bands were to be given slots on Killarney Festival of Food & Music’s Actbacker stage according to how many tickets each act sold

The promoters said they had created a ‘platform to promote new acts’. As the bands had to sell most of the tickets personally, it’(...)

Anne Enright has been named the inaugural Laureate for Irish Fiction.  She was awarded the honour by the Arts Council at a ceremony in Dublin and will begin her three-year term this month.

Booker prizewinner was ‘unanimous choice’ of the international panel for the €50,000 per year position

Sinead Cambell-Wallace in Alcina by the Opera Theatre Company which got a rise in funds from €640,000 to €680,000 for 2015. Photograph: Kip Carroll

Abbey Theatre allocated €6.2 million, a decrease of €300,000 on last year

'Hamlet' grabbed its audience by the throat and refused to let go

Ian Rankin is asking the questions; Marty Whelan is declaiming poetry; so what happens when Van eventually gets round to some musi(...)

Minister for the Arts Heather Humphreys: “The arts must benefit as the economy continues to improve.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/Irish Times

Heather Humphreys says the money will be used by cultural groups countrywide next year

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