Women demonstrating at the Abbey Theatre during the Waking The Feminists event in November to highlight the lack of gender equality in the Abbey’s programme of events for 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An Aran island arts centre has set out to counter the Abbey Theatre’s 1916 commemorative programme by ensuring that 90 per cent of its plays this yea(...)

Margaret O’Sullivan and Zita Monahan in Eclipsed. Photograph: Hugh Quigley

Eclipsed Town Hall Theatre, Galway ****Very early in this affecting drama of sexuality, shame and injustice, set in a Magdalene laundry in 1963, we he(...)