Conor McPherson, director and playwright  in New York in 2013. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Conor McPherson, Brian Friel and Enda Walsh are just some of the Irish authors to feature in this year’s Dublin Theatre Festival. The programme has(...)

There’s a sense of past, present and future these days on Orwell Park: period homes and builders vans on what has been, and will be again – once th(...)

Thirty-seven years ago, when Paul McGuinness signed a virtually unknown teen rock band called U2, he was also interested in making movies. After dr(...)

Lion tamer Bill Stephens: keep three lions in a cage at the back of a suburban Dublin garage

In our health and safety obsessed age it seems implausible that anybody would keep three lions in a cage at the back of a suburban Dublin garage. In (...)

Geraldine Branagan, Phil Coulter and Eamonn Campbell at the funeral at Mount Jerome, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jim McCann was “one of the brightest, wittiest, and sweetest men I ever knew,” songwriter Phil Coulter said at the singer’s funeral in Dublin. “He wa(...)

Building workers vans parked along Orwell Park, Rathgar, Dublin where building  is taking place for two new housing schemes. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Passing through Rathgar’s Orwell Park, one might experience a sense of déjà vu seeing armies of workmen, hoardings covering multimillion euro house(...)

A cultural highlight: Tens of thousands people turned out to watch Royal de Luxe’s Grandmother crossing Sarsfield Bridge in Limerick. Photograph:  Liam Burke/Press 22

The biggest event of Limerick’s year as National City of Culture had 250,000 people watching a giant granny move about a city, as she captivated he(...)

American author Suzanne Strempek Shea (l) with Mags Riordan, the subject of her new book, and Leo Moran of The Saw Doctors. Strempek Shea will be reading at this year’s Clifden Arts Festival. Photograph: Suzanne Strempek Shea

A tribute to composer Seán Ó Riada by musicians Micheál Ó Suilleabháin and Mel Mercier and Druid Theatre’s latest Tom Murphy productions are among hig(...)

The end of the summer signals the start of the property season and estate agent DNG is kicking off with an auction on September 24th when it puts 1(...)

Bill Whelan and flautist James Galway on stage at University Concert Hall, Limerick for one of two concerts celebrating Whelan. Photograph: Alan Place/Fusionshooters

** Bill Whelan – An Chistín; Riverdance Symphonic Suite; Linen and Lace; Inishlacken.   In the 1980s, Limerick-man Bill Whelan was(...)