Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Heather Humphreys who refused to answer questions in the Seanad about  Mr McNulty’s appointment.

When Fianna Fail senator Ned O’Sullivan rose to speak in the brief Seanad debate on the appointment of John McNulty to the board of Imma on Tuesday, h(...)

We can picture it perfectly: Enda, with the usual grin, holding his charity docket up to the camera and betting on a Mayo win. Photograph; Dara Mac Dónaill

Minister of State Tom Hayes, Fianna Fáil’s Michael McGrath and Sinn Féin’s Pearse Doherty were having a very intense discussion about the Betting B(...)

Fiach MacConghail: “This commemoration anxiety has been going on for a while, and will I believe end up in commemoration paralysis.” Photograph: Joe St Leger.

Government anxiety about how to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising is leading to “commemoration paralysis”, the director of the Abbey Theatr(...)

The Abbey director Fiach Mac Conghail said he hoped for “a constructive working relationship” between the National Theatre and the Arts Council. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Abbey director, Fiach Mac Conghail, has called on the Government “to protect and increase financial support for the arts in Ireland” at the launch(...)

Transparency theory:  Fiach Mac Conghail, director of the Abbey Theatre, addressing the Theatre of Memory symposium last week. Photograph: Alan Betson

Imagine for a moment that the headline on the Irish Times news story about the Abbey had been “Panel endorses Abbey Theatre’s ‘world-class’ status”. (...)

Inmates and invited guests listen to Fiach Mac Conghail, director of The Abbey, Brenda Fitzpatrick, head teacher and governor, Colm Barclay, at Wheatfield introduce the Abbey Theatre’s performance of 
The Risen People

 
by James Plunkett adapted by Jimmy Fay, last night. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Great Dublin Lock-out became temporarily locked-in last night when, on an occasion that was historic in more ways than one, the Abbey Theatre pres(...)

Success stories: Eileen Walsh in the Abbey production of Terminus, written and directed by Mark O’Rowe, at the Peacock theatre in  2007. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

There is a campaign, in the crumpled city of Dublin, to take disused properties and re-energise them with artistic occupation. The idea has swelled in(...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)

In the name of Rosie

All bridges are important, even more so in urban areas. They change the pattern of movement in a city, promoting trade in previously obscure areas and(...)

Minister for Health James Reilly  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Minister for Health James Reilly told the Seanad this afternoon that the Protection of Life During Pregnancy Bill was about protecting the life of the(...)