Iraqi families, who fled the city of Ramadi after it was seized by Islamic State , gather during a sand storm at a camp. Photograph: Getty Images

(...) renowned Roman-era ruins including well-preserved temples, colonnades and a theatre.Supporters have also(...)

 Ursula Halligan:  ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this. I  can’t believe I’m telling everyone I’m 54.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 0:37

(...) as the polls closed yesterday. U-Turn Award for Pivotal Moments: Ursula and Una. The Gate Theatre(...)

Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Lisdoonvarna has a farmers’ market running from 11am to 5pm on Saturday and Sunday

(...) in Smock Alley Theatre at 6pm on Saturday (admission €12). Dermot Bolger and Christine Dwyer Hickey(...)

Don’t sweat the small stuff: Kate Lydic and Hamish Allan-Headley in The Belle of Belfast, staged by the Irish Repertory Theatre

(...) the title suggests, it is set in Belfast. And it is presented by the Irish Repertory Theatre, which(...)

Jockey  Samuel Beckett Theatre Dublin  Rating: 4/5 “It’s about balance. It’s not(...)

The late Dermot Healy near his home in Ballyconnell West, Co Sligo: “He talked to the postman, walked the lanes, provided feasts, listened to birds and tales of ghosts, watched the play of light, cooks’ hands, glasses raised to lips, fingers moving over the buttons of a concertina and collected jokes, exclamations, sayings, idiomatic twists, shrugs, gestures, the way a thought or feeling broke into a face.” Photograph: Alan Betson

(...) cottage to hers and down to the town. He makes increasingly bad-tempered calls to the theatre where she is(...)

Elaine Proctor: To enrich the articulation of good people in literature has been one of Toni Morrison’s great contributions. In a modest way I have also tried to give goodness language and shape in The Savage Hour, or at the very least describe what happens to good people when bad things assail them one too many times

Market Theatre, lecturers at film school, particularly Mike Leigh, my publisher, Jon Riley, my agents(...)

(...) to the Rose Bruford College of Theatre & Performance. Away from home, she mastered a skill that(...)

‘Sad really, that I chose to spend my afternoon turning myself into a pale and saggy imitation of Frida Kahlo, but without her talent, her cheekbones or her maverick nature’

(...), directed by Rough Magic’s Lynne Parker, runs at the Pavilion Theatre in Dún Laoghaire, Co Dublin, until May(...)