Maj Willie Redmond MP joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53

February 12th, 1916 Maj Willie Redmond MP was one of the oldest serving Irish men at the front. He joined the Royal Irish Regiment at the age of 53 (...)

“The key issue for me was why people [joined the revolution]? How were young working-class men and women, just ordinary people, radicalised?” Playwright Deirdre Kinahan pictured in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Bryan Meade

It has been almost 20 years since playwright Deirdre Kinahan made her theatrical debut. It was 1997, and she had been hovering around the amateur dram(...)

RHA president Mick O’Dea, Prof Cathal Kelly, chief executive/registrar RCSI, Kevin O’Sullivan, editor of The Irish Times and Declan Magee, president of the RCSI announcing details of the new award. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A new €15,000 award will celebrate the contribution that art makes to the healing process. The award is being funded and organised by the Royal Colleg(...)

Part of the crowd at the launch of Independent TD Michael Lowry’s election campaign in the Anner Hotel in Thurles

The recent launch of Tipperary Independent TD Michael Lowry’s general election campaign was no ordinary affair. The ballroom of the Anner Hotel, in h(...)

Andrew O’Hagan: “You’d have sympathy for people’s sense of ownership [of their own stories], but you wouldn’t want to give into it.”

In a talk at the Abbey’s Theatre of Change Symposium on Friday writer Andrew O’Hagan posed the question: does your own life story belong to you? One(...)

Women demonstrating at the Abbey Theatre during the Waking The Feminists event in November to highlight the lack of gender equality in the Abbey’s programme of events for 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Aran island arts centre has set out to counter the Abbey Theatre’s 1916 commemorative programme by ensuring that 90 per cent of its plays this yea(...)

Speakers on stage at The Theatre of Change Symposium, at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin from left; Gideon Levy, Gabriel Gbadamosi, Mark O’Halloran, Mary McAuliffe, Jaki Irvine, Nuala Hayes, Penny Arcade, Fiach MacConghail, Sarah Jane Scaife, Zoe Lafferty, Lian Bell, Dominic Campbell, Dr Emer O’Toole, Dr Susan Cahill and Fearghus O’Conchuir. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The opening day of the Abbey’s Theatre of Change Symposium, the first event in its commemoration programme for 2016, took place on Thursday. Opening t(...)

The Dún Laoghaire baths are among the projects that will benefit from a new EU fund for Irish urban regeneration projects. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Some 19 towns and cities, previously designated as “gateways” and “hubs” under the National Spatial Strategy, are to benefit from a €40 million EU fun(...)

Imperial City (2015) by Mick O’Dea. Courtesy of the artist and Kevin Kavanagh Gallery. Photograph: Emile Deneen

The Foggy Dew – Mick O’Dea Royal Hibernian Academy, Gallagher Gallery, Dublin ***** The Royal Hibernian Academy on Abbey Street, Dublin, was b(...)

Playwright and performer Eva O’Connor. Photograph: Eric Luke

‘We all know somebody with an eating disorder. They are pervasive in society. A lot of people have issues around food, even if they don’t come under (...)