Fr Seán Melody: director of Veritas and musical enthusiast. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

In the ancient world, it was thought that one’s name influenced one’s character and life. Seán Melody, who has died aged 67, did not, of course, choos(...)

In The Seperation, ‘we are headed towards explosive and demonising recriminations, like a revenge fantasy keen to expose and destroy a villain’

The Separation Project Arts Centre, Dublin ***There’s a small but fascinating gesture early in Richard Molloy’s debut play, self-produced with the per(...)

Carrie Crowley and David Murray in rehearsals for ‘The Separation’

In early 1990s Ireland, before divorce was accepted in a referendum by just the narrowest of margins, Dublin-born Richard Molloy grew up feeling diffe(...)


Lovelorn Joe Norman (Rafe Spall) is working in a comic book store when he first meets he meets Maria (Jenn Murray), a lively, pretty blonde with a (...)