W e’re not between the canals anymore Toto. We are over the rainbow in the burbs looking at a menu with town prices on it. It’ll be interesting to see(...)

Sharing is caring. The Care Bears knew it, anyone who eats within a five-foot radius of me knows it (whether they wish to or not) and now lots of r(...)

Aoife Duffin: ‘I’m constantly toying with how I should perform it. You’re on that knife-edge of what’s careful, what’s good for me, and what’s interesting for an audience. Because I am manipulating my own emotions.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

In the weeks leading up to the 2014 premiere of A Girl Is a Half-Formed Thing, Aoife Duffin began listening to a squall of disturbing voices, all o(...)

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A Michelin-starred chef is going down the bistronomie route. But we need a new word (gastrosteria maybe) to describe it, because it’s not French but m(...)

Brother Hubbard’s middle eastern breakfast plate.

Tis the season of goodwill to all men, right? Even those who have opened achingly hip cafes and hotels. So, no grousing about the two new brunch ve(...)

Somebody once described marketing as the science of suspending human intelligence just long enough to get money from it. I recently had some experienc(...)

ShushAbbey Theatre, Dublin **There is no subtitle to Elaine Murphy’s second full-length play, Shush, but its form, structure and main concerns could b(...)

Elaine Murphy on the set of Shush: ‘The audience will change everything. They will teach you more about the play than anything you could ever learn in rehearsals or in a room on your own writing.’ Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Playwright Elaine Murphy is remarkably calm for someone of the cusp of two major life experiences: this week her new play Shush will premiere on the m(...)

Dublin I heart you. Every return a homecoming after I’ve lived elsewhere. Even the last time when we walked past a drugs search on our first ni(...)