Nominee: Simon Callow, nominated for The Man Jesus, written by Matthew Hurt and directed by Joseph Alford for the Lyric Theatre. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images
An actor’s journey into character

The actor’s journey to inhabiting another character with their body can take some weird and wonderful detours. Some say it’s when they first pu(...)

Seán Dougall is the meat in the sandwich as the Munster man is tackled by Connacht’s Craig Clarke and Dan Parks in last night’s game at Thomond Park. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

MUNSTER 22, CONNACHT 16Munster scorers: Try: Hanrahan; Con: Hanrahan; Pens: Hanrahan (5)Connacht scorers: Try: Heffernan; Con: Parks; Pens: Parks (3)T(...)

Drivers at Dublin Bus who are members of Siptu have voted against taking strike action over the implememtation of a controversial cost-saving plan at the company.

Drivers at Dublin Bus who are members of Siptu have voted against taking strike action over the implementation of a controversial cost-saving plan at (...)

Siptu has said its representatives are available to meet with the management of Dublin Bus “in the hope of resolving matters still in dispute”.

Dublin Bus has said it will press ahead without delay in implementing a controversial cost-saving plan at the company, despite the vote to reject the (...)

Buses parked up in Conyngham Road Garage in Dublin City last month when pickets were  placed on all Dublin Bus garages.Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government has approved the establishment of a new group aimed at breaking the deadlock over controversial cost- saving plans at Dublin Bus which (...)

Wayne Lordan on Sudirman (centre) wins the Keeneland Phoenix Stakes from Big Time (red and yellow).

Sudirman, David Wachman’s Group One-winning juvenile, has several big-race options for the rest of the season. The Henrythenavigator colt followed up (...)

Redcoats open fire on the rebels during yesterday’s re-enactment of the Battle of Vinegar Hill. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

There is nothing some men like more than playing at being soldiers. Yesterday, hundreds of them gathered on the slopes of Vinegar Hill outside Ennisco(...)

Drivers at Dublin Bus who are members of the trade union Siptu have voted overwhelmingly in favour of strike action if the company unilaterally moves (...)

Irish teenagers spend nearly a year-and-a-half of their time at secondary school on summer holidays. That’s a considerable slice of their young lives.(...)

A young John Murphy now of Carrig On Bannow pictured meeting US President John F Kennedy in New Ross in June 1963. See next slide of John today. Photograph: National Library of Ireland

Wexford publican John Murphy (56) “couldn’t believe it” when he looked at his computer screen and saw his seven-year-old self peering up at US preside(...)

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