Dublin Coroners Court heard the scaffolding tower was not tied “in any way” and there were no guardrails or toeboards in place. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A master painter was killed when he fell from a scaffold tower while painting the outside of a house, an inquest has heard.John Kelly (66) from St Fin(...)

Pianist Conor Linehan, director Jimmy Fay and choreographer Colin Dunne take a fresh look at the 1913 Lockout in a new production at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s easy to be sentimental – or cynical – about such concepts as solidarity and brotherhood. It’s not so easy to bring them to life. The Abbey Theatr(...)

The Risen People: a huge degree of talent put to the service of a bad idea. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh
The Risen People

The Risen PeopleAbbey Theatre, Dublin**Memorials, to paraphrase Allen Ginsberg, are for old bums to sit on. The idea of commemorating the 1913 Lockout(...)

Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Bryan O'Brien

This year is the 60th anniversary of the iconic play Waiting for Godot. To celebrate, Gare St Lazare Players Ireland are bringing a production to t(...)