Garry Hynes and Martha O’Neill after their civil partnership ceremony  in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes and film producer Martha O’Neill have become civil partners at a private function in Galway. Druid’s Mick (...)

Uncanny: Sinéad Cusack, Charlie Murphy and Ciarán Hinds in Our Few and Evil Days

There is a line in Mark O’Rowe’s new play, Our Few and Evil Days, at the Abbey Theatre, that is so obedient to the rhythm of reported speech, and n(...)

Bailegangaire: ‘Nothing could be more entrancing, nor as devastating, as Marie Mullen’s transcendental performance’
Review: Bailegangaire

Bailegangaire Town Hall Theatre, Galway ***** Our first sight of Mommo, the senile matriarch at the absolute centre of Tom Murphy’s ext(...)

Brigit ‘is a sparing and episodic piece, fleshing out a complex family history, but serving far more as a personal statement’
Review: Brigit

Brigit Town Hall Theatre, Galway ****It’s tempting to think that Brigit, a deeply personal new play from Tom Murphy, represents unfinished business fo(...)

Garry Hynes, director, playwright Tom Murphy and actor Marie Mullen during a break from Druid Theatre’s rehearsals of Tom Murphy’s Brigit, a companion piece to his 1985 masterpiece Bailegangaire which will play in tandem  with Brigit, both directed by  Hynes. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Lorna SigginsWestern CorrespondentWhen Colm Conneely( 9), Lily McBride (11) and Ailbhe Birkett (12) sat down to read a script at a long table in Galwa(...)

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(...)

President Michael D Higgins chatting with Milliner/designer Philip Treacy who were conferred with Honorary Fellowships from GMIT at a ceremony in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

THE European Union is not “significantly reflecting the best interests of its citizens”, President Michael D (...)

Raw power: Fiona Shaw in ‘The Testament of Mary’. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/New York Times

Can there be such a thing as too much artistic invention? Emerging on Monday from the opening night of Colm Tóibín’s (...)