Kevin Gildea: Where else do you think all the great ideas of Irish society came from? Each came over a particular drink in a pub in the 80s and 90s.  Photograph: Eric Luke

In the 1980s and 1990s in Dublin all great ideas came from the pub. Most of these great ideas involved going to another pub to get more drink, which l(...)

Tom and Aisling Brennan in the Amococo, a luminarium, at Spraoi, in Waterford

We’re into week one of school holidays for all. Anybody bored yet? Overscheduling is a curse of modern childhood, so, when the whirl stops, it take(...)

Stick Your Job Up Your Arse was the title of John Bishop’s first professional show at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival six years ago. The venue was a hut(...)

Tiny Plays For Ireland 2 Project Arts Centre, Dublin***Even tiny plays can have big ideas. This, the second instalment in Fishamble’s experimen(...)