Garrett Keogh and Michael Hayes. Photograph: Keith Currams

Johnny I Hardly Knew Ye Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford ★★★ It is a busy day at the Inishshannon Chronicle, a provincial newspaper in a fictitio(...)

Fr Peter McVerry said he saw the award as an acknowledgement that homelessness remains a hugely important issue in Irish society. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Campaigner for the homeless, Fr Peter McVerry was on Thursday honoured with the Spirit of Mother Jones Award in Cork and said he saw it as an acknowle(...)

Shaun Dunne: coming from a place of truth. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

‘It started with flags and headbands,” Shaun Dunne jokes, remembering the time he spent as a child selling souvenirs outside Croke Park on match da(...)

Susan O’Shea and Ciara O’Callaghan with cast members at rehearsals for “The Four Euclids of Squid and The Festival of Imagination and Wild Fancy” presented byThe Little Red Kettle, at Garter Lane, Waterford, in 2000. Photograph: Eric Luke

Confirmation that Waterford’s Red Kettle Theatre Company is to go into liquidation has been greeted with shock. The news emerged yesterday that the c(...)

Catherine Walsh and  Brendan Conroy in Dreamland
Review: Dreamland

Dreamland Everyman Palace Theatre, Cork **** An Ireland in which people with ideas above their station are regarded as dangerously radical(...)

Flood defence barrier on Waterford Quay. Photograph: Patrick Browne

My first 18 years were spent living on John’s Hill in Waterford. In winter, my world revolved around an area that extended roughly five minutes(...)

Dr Mark Rowe: ‘I encourage people to look at the silver lining rather than the dark cloud.’

A good evening at the theatre can leave you feeling energised, stimulated and deeply moved, but theatre-goers at the new show of an Irish GP are being(...)

The impressive Dan Doctoroff, chief executive and president of Bloomberg, was the guest speaker at Thursday’s annual Dublin Chamber of Commerce dinner .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So, Fine Gael holds its conference in Limerick today, with the Taoiseach and his Ministers away from base even though Tuesday’s budget hasn’t yet been(...)