Barbara and Stuart Hughes of Hughes Craft Distillery: “We think what we do is real ‘craft and graft’.”

Husband and wife Barbara and Stuart Hughes run Hughes Craft Distillery in Lisburn, Co Antrim, which specialises in small batch spirits under the brand(...)

Clare Dunne and Paul McGann in the Abbey Theatre’s Major Barbara. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

‘Don’t fancy that I am disposed to defend my country,” says Isabella Woodward, a key character in George Bernard Shaw’s first novel, Immaturity. “I ha(...)

Actors Lloyd Cooney, Eric O’Brien, Bairdre Ní Aodha and Laura Murray in a tenement house in Henrietta Street, Dublin’s inner city. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland

In 1813, in a room on the ground floor at No 14 Henrietta Street, a maid is polishing the silver of Charles Viscount Dillon, an agent of the British g(...)