At the launch of the  Galway Arts Festival festival programme  are (from left):  Amy Conroy, Caoimhe Regan, artistic director Paul Fahy and Sonya Kelly. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Sculpture from Australia, new plays by Frank McGuinness and Amy Conroy, gigs by Kodaline and The Coronas, talks, trad and street theatre. The 2015 Gal(...)

Emer O’Toole: ‘Because I see sexuality as a spectrum, defining myself as gay, straight or bisexual is not the way to describe my sexuality.’ Photograph: Meera Paleja

Before “gay” there was “queer”. “Queer” is a word that I grew up knowing as a playground insult, although it was one I detested and never used, sin(...)

Acrobats Emily Aoibheann and Elaine McCague (above, with Peter Corboy)  enliven the visual element of the show. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Far Away From Me The Ark, Dublin ***   In Far Away From Me, writer and director Amy Conroy roams far from the bucolic landsca(...)

What were your cultural highlights of 2014? In a year of some huge achievements and high-profile premieres, such as the gathering force of Dru(...)

The best design award went to the Tardigrade team

This year’s Tiger Dublin Fringe Awards were announced last night at the Liquor Rooms in Temple Bar. The awards were presented in nine categories this(...)

To Space, at the Science Gallery
10 days of the Tiger Dublin Fringe
  • Culture
  • September 10, 2014, 01:00

Thursday 11th Early bird: Bernarda’s House 6.15pm, Project; €15/€13; until Sept 13th A retelling of Spanish dramatist Lorca’s last play, performe(...)

Review: Bernarda’s House
  • Stage
  • September 8, 2014, 12:00

Bernarda’s House Cube, Project Arts Centre**** Who knows what possessed Veronica Coburn to adapt a 1930s “drama of women in the villages of Spain” by(...)

From staffroom to stage: Break was inspired by Amy Conroy’s time teaching drama in underprivileged schools
Learning the hard way

It is a week before their opening, and the cast and crew of Break are busy making something out of nothing. The play is set largely in a school staffr(...)

Break Project Arts Centre ***Rocked by a student suicide and ensuing unrest, an inner-city school reaches out to a hip hop artist for help. “That’s a (...)

Róise Goan: ‘I don’t mean to sound naive or blunt, but to get more money, you have to be perceived to be successful by the powers that be’

Late last week, a sizeable portion of the Irish arts community gathered in a brand new Dublin bar, and tried to keep quiet. This was a surprise party (...)