Michael Colgan and Doug Hughes: “He’s sort of like a brother.”

Michael Colgan is artistic director of the Gate Theatre, Dublin, and a film and TV producer. He has brought Gate Theatre productions to the the US and(...)

Review: The Price

The PriceGate Theatre, Dublin ****The last play Doug Hughes directed at Dublin’s Gate Theatre was another American work concerned with money, success (...)

Brendan Behan with Jackie Gleason in Gleason’s dressing room in 1960. Photograph: Walter Albertin / Library of Congress

In 1960, shortly after the announcement that his play The Hostage was transferring to Broadway, Brendan Behan was having a drink in a Dublin pub with (...)

American artist Harry Smith in a room at the hotel in 1969. Photograph: Getty Images

‘I remember you well in the Chelsea Hotel” goes Leonard Cohen’s song, marking his fondness for the hotel that served as a byword for the altern(...)

A medical examiner’s report found that Philip Seymour Hoffman died of ‘acute mixed drug intoxication’. Photograph: Reutes

Actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found in his New York apartment on February 2nd with a needle in his arm, died of an accidental overdose (...)

Philip Seymour Hoffman, who has died aged 46, was perhaps the most ambitious and widely admired American actor of his generation. Hoffman was found in(...)

The New York City Medical Examiners van backs up to the Pickwick House where the body of actor Philip Seymour Hoffman was discovered in his West Village ApartmentPhotograph: Jemal Countess/Getty Images

Hollywood stars have paid tribute to Oscar-winning actor Philip Seymour Hoffman, who was found dead in his apartment with what officials said was a ne(...)

Adrian Dunbar and Pauline Hutton in the Lyric Theatre production of Brendan at the Chelsea. Photograph: Steffan Hill, hulton/getty

Adrian Dunbar’s favourite Brendan Behan anecdote involves Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Brian O’Nolan standing outside Neary’s pub in Dublin in the pour(...)

Martin O’Neill, manager of the Republic of Ireland soccer team, at his first press conference. Photograph: Alan Betson

A familiar face took a seat among the rows of simpering suits and smiling reporters waiting to greet the Republic of Ireland soccer manager. It was Ki(...)

Big role: Declan Conlon in An Enemy of the People. Photograph: Peter Rowen

Declan Conlon is more than an hour late. I call his mobile phone and leave a message. He calls back within five minutes, half asleep and full of apolo(...)