Conor O’Toole:  “I reckon around year 10 I’ll figure out how to write jokes.”

Each year, performing artists make a pilgrimage that each must take at least once in their artistic lifetimes: they head north to pay their respect(...)

For a new exhibition, Second Skin at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, curator Louise Allen posed a challenge to four Irish fashion labels: Jen(...)

Review: National Therapy Project
  • Stage
  • September 18, 2014, 12:00

National Therapy ProjectLiberty Hall****Eleanor Tiernan opens by informing the audience that this is not a comedy show, and that we should not laugh. (...)

Eleanor Tiernan: time for belly laughs
In praise of...Belly Laughs Festival
  • News
  • September 13, 2014, 11:37

Who’d have thought 20 years ago – word of the first ceasefire still echoing around the muralled walls – that Belfast would one day become a barrel of (...)

To Space, at the Science Gallery
10 days of the Tiger Dublin Fringe
  • Culture
  • September 10, 2014, 01:00

Thursday 11th Early bird: Bernarda’s House 6.15pm, Project; €15/€13; until Sept 13th A retelling of Spanish dramatist Lorca’s last play, performe(...)

Trevor Noah: a firm believer in the dictum that a comedian’s first and last purpose is to make people laugh and not be a hectoring, socially relevant buzz-kill

‘I was born a crime,”says the fast rising South African comic Trevor Noah. The personable 30-year-old means it literally. Born to a black South Afr(...)

Commissioned from independent arts collective The Trailblazery, RTÉ will transmit We Need to Talk about |reland on March 17th, not on television but on the RTÉ Player

On Monday at 9pm, when RTÉ transmits We Need to Talk About Ireland, a “creative celebration” filmed in front of a live audience at Dublin’s Mansion(...)

Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)

Comedy stalwart: Lena Dunham (second  right) with Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke from her series Girls. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

"This is going to be another of those ‘are women funny?’ pieces, isn’t it?” That’s the first thing everyone I called for this article wanted to kno(...)

Kevin McAleer: managed to do his stand-up set in the Irish language

Some 25,000 people travelled to Kilkenny for the bank holiday weekend, ensuring that the revamped Cat Laughs comedy festival was able to put up the “S(...)