Artist Mick O’Dea paints a portrait of the American poet Robert Pinsky in his temporary studio in James Stephens Barracks Kilkenny as part of Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Heard in the New Jersey accent of Robert Pinsky, the words of WB Yeats sound modern and vital. On Saturday afternoon the former US poet laureate was(...)

The Beatyard festival in Dún Laoghaire, August 1st. Photograph:

Beats and boats, raps and rigging - Beatyard transformed Dún Laoghaire’s former ferry terminal into an excellent small festival for the bank holiday w(...)

Electric performance: Olwen Fouéré makes Samuel Beckett’s piece open up like a well-cracked nut. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

Samuel Beckett’s terse prose piece Lessness is an enigma, even by his inscrutable standards. “Ruins true refuge long last towards which so many false (...)

Philip King at the launch of Other Voices Stage at Electric Picnic 2014. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

The Staves, East India Youth and Stornoway are among the first tranche of acts announced for the Other Voices stage at this year’s Electric Picnic.(...)

Emily Aoibheann from  aerial performance company Dying Breeds rehearsing in St Anthony’s Hall Church in Clontarf for  their new show Object Piggy. Emily helped launch the 21st edition of Tiger Dublin Fringe which runs  from September 7th -20th. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

With venues as diverse as tents and trees, the Tiger Dublin Fringe is celebrating its 21st birthday in style in September. The annual festival has pu(...)

Conor McPherson, director and playwright  in New York in 2013. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Conor McPherson, Brian Friel and Enda Walsh are just some of the Irish authors to feature in this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival. The programme has(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin has appointed Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as directors of the theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne /The Irish Times

The Abbey Theatre has announced the appointment of Neil Murray and Graham McLaren as the theatre’s new directors . The pair come to the posts from th(...)

Festivalgoers  at  Longitude in Marlay Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Le Galaxie get what must be the biggest crowd of their career on the Saturday afternoon main stage. Resplendent in monochrome, they rip into the se(...)

Lee Flynn and Leah Erwin from Clare enjoying the Longitude Music festival at Marlay Park. Photograph: Alan Betson

This year at Longitude, MCD has tweaked the main arena set up, shifting the main stage on to it’s western edge. After 7pm this puts the main stage cro(...)

Hozier playing Longitude Festival in Marlay Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Now in its third year, Longitude at Marlay Park in south Dublin is regarded as one of the better organised festivals on the Irish calendar. May(...)