Fluctuat Nec Mergitur: Paris’s motto – Latin for Tossed But Not Sunk – on the Eiffel Tower. Photograph: Reuters

In a week that has belonged to the events of Paris, there is often guilt in a radio presenter’s voice when a programme shifts to a lesser item. This m(...)

London Spy: Ben Whishaw is determined to discover the truth

As an espionage thriller London Spy (BBC Two, Monday) reveals itself slowly. We get the London bit from the first scene – beautiful blue-grey shots of(...)

Thursday’s  Waking The Feminists event at the Abbey Theatre, which highlighted the lack of gender equality in the Abbey’s programme of events for 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Thursday’s thrilling #WakingTheFeminists meeting at the Abbey Theatre may be a turning point in the fight for gender equality in the arts. But some(...)

Almost 600 members of the Irish theatre community gathered at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday afternoon to lobby for equality for women working in the a(...)

Stacey Gregg: “I wonder if there is any coherent voice that will start to present itself across the pieces I’ve made. I suspect there is?”

A few years ago, at an early stage of her career, the Belfast writer Stacey Gregg took part in the Writers’ Academy, a rigorous course designed to (...)

JD Wetherspoon is expected to merge the corner building on Lower Abbey St with a former TSB bank to create new gastropub

A former church on Lower Abbey Street in Dublin’s north inner city, used over the past decade as a rehearsal venue by the Abbey Theatre, was at the c(...)

“Look at the current Fianna Fáil line-up. Not a single TD from the majority gender” Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Fiach Mac Conghail’s flurry of tweets about the Abbey’s men-only main stage programme for 2016, was massively counterproductive. The national theatre (...)

Senator Fiach Mac Conghail, director of the Abbey Theatre, during the launch of the theatre’s controversial 2016 programme. The Abbey Theatre has said it acknowledges that the programme, Waking the Nation, does not represent gender equality. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The Abbey Theatre has said it acknowledges that its centenary programme for 2016, Waking the Nation, does not represent gender equality. Of the ten p(...)

The deal means that the Kilmainham hotel is also joining the same stable as the five-star Heritage in Killenard, Co Laois; Clontarf Castle in Dublin and the Metropole in Cork.

Developer John Lally’s Lalco has sold the Hilton in Kilmainham, Dublin to Tifco Hotel Group. Tifco confirmed late yesterday that it had bought the pr(...)

When O’Hara made an emotional return to Cong in 2011 for celebrations to mark the 60th anniversary of The Quiet Man, parish priest Fr Paddy Gilligan was asked to privately bring her communion in her room at Ashford Castle

Burnished by autumnal sunshine, the bronze double sculpture of John Wayne and Maureen O’Hara was attracting a steady stream of camera-toting visitors (...)