Bryce Dessner has curated  a new festival for Cork. Photograph:  Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images 8:05

Cork gets a new festival this September, in part thanks to the National’s Bryce Dessner. The Brooklyn-based musician has curated Sounds from a Safe Ha(...)

Dancer Dearbhla Lennon with young dancers, Eve and Erin Kirby from Dun Laoghaire outside the Hugh Lane Gallery on Monday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

From the university boat race to the Kilkenny TradFest, the greening of Dublin and an Irish Whiskey Festival, there is plenty to see and do across (...)

 Stephen Rea  and Sean McGinley  take a  bow after performing in Ages of the Moon in New York in 2010. Photograph: Ben Hider/Getty Images

The actor Stephen Rea will receive this year’s Special Tribute award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. The presentation will be made at (...)

The best performance and plays in Irish theatre in 2014 will be celebrated on February 22nd, when The Irish Times gives out its annual Theatre Awar(...)

Actor/director Steven Berkoff: ‘If there’s anything that the establishment can’t bear, it’s someone who stands out. You could say the same thing about any radical person, starting from Jesus Christ.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“Not many people realise this, but you don’t actually learn anything at art college any more; however, you do have to go there to find that out.” A(...)

Irish Roots

Unless you’re from Kerry or Donegal, last week’s All-Ireland football final was as dull as porridge. The half-time ads beat it hands-down. Proctor and(...)

Connected: Alanna, Nicole, Elayne, Venetia, Anna and Kate

If you’re going to boast you may as well boast big, and Connected (RTÉ Two, Monday-Thursday) says it’s “a time capsule of what life is like for women (...)

John Mahoney and Penny Slusher in Chapatti

Dance of the Lobsters. Chapatti. Hallali . . . Why does so much of the programme for this year’s Galway International Festival sound so delicious? (...)

Cillian Murphy ‘underlines his character’s restless spirit with manic eyes and a multi-octave voice’, while  Mikel Murfi depicts ‘gormlessness with spry physical genius’, in Ballyturk. 4:41

Ballyturk Black Box Theatre, Galway ****Ballyturk, a place that may or may not exist, still seems strangely familiar. We are in a huge sealed room, (...)

Patrick O’Reilly with his installation Thorn at his exhibition in The Shed at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Western Correspondent Giant inflatable crustaceans will cruise the streets of Galway today as the city kicks off its international arts festival, whic(...)