Poet Paddy Bushe, sculptor Imogen Stuart and painter Maria Simmonds-Gooding  at the Aosdána general assembly at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The proposal that Disney’s Star Wars: The Force Awakens should film on Skellig Michael was made without reference to the Office of Public Works (OPW) (...)

The new pieces by Scott McLaughlin, Eric Skytterholm Egan and Amanda Feery will be heard at the NCH on May 16th

Music of Our Time, a new lunchtime concert series at the NCH from, the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra, offers recent music, including a programme de(...)

Composer Shaun Davey created the new orchestral work with poet Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Barry Cronin

One Hundred Years a Nation, a new orchestral and choral work to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising has received its world premiere. Thousands (...)

Paul Muldoon: “We are certainly within our rights to reclaim the significance of the Easter Rising from some of the gangs that have hijacked it.” Photograph: Tony Pleavin

About 30 years ago, a mischievous BBC producer invited me to adapt The Adventures of Huckleberry Finn for a 20-minute radio script. Never one to turn(...)

The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

Gabriel Byrne reading from Philadelphia Here I come at a memorial  to the late Brian Friel at the Samuel J. Friedman theatre in New York on Monday night. Photograph:   James Higgins

Humour was tinged with sadness at a celebration of the life, work and wit of Brian Friel as friends and collaborators remembered the greatest Irish pl(...)

From left, Danielle Galligan, Kate Gilmore, Lisa Lambe, Karen McCartney and Sophie Jo Wasson in The Train.  Photograph: Keith Dixon

The Train Project Arts Centre **** When it comes to women’s history, change is hard-fought and slowly won. Over the last 44 years, there have been cou(...)

Actors Karen McCartney, Lisa Lambe and Sophie Jo Wasson re-enact a scene from Train at Connolly station in Dublin

‘We’ll see if any of the actors have northern-sounding accents,” Derrywoman Nell McCafferty says of Rough Magic’s latest venture, The Train. Th(...)

HJ Lim: gives the impression that, musically speaking, punctuation and cadence are of little concern to her

Korean pianist HJ Lim created quite a stir three years ago. She arrived on the recording scene in spectacular style in her mid-20s. EMI Classics to(...)