Listen up: Australian coach Michael Cheika lays down the law. Photo: Xavier Laine/Getty Images

“You don’t got to love me but you will respect me.” Tony Soprano to Christopher Moltisanti, in the doctor’s surgery after Jackie Jnr shot Furio in the(...)

When I cast my mind back through the plays I’ve seen, different memories offer themselves: electric moments that still seem vivid but soften at the ed(...)

 Samuel Beckett. Photograph:  IC Rapoport/Getty Images

Michael Gambon is concentrating on his spaghetti bolognese, and on keeping it away from his green tweed jacket, when he announces: “Oh, Beckett is gre(...)

Kirsten Sheridan has completed a script about the late Amy Winehouse. Photograph: David Sleator/The Irish Times

Writer-director Kirsten Sheridan is writing a biopic about the late singer Amy Winehouse. Sheridan said she had completed a script about Winehouse, wh(...)

The Unicorn Restaurant on Merrio Row, Dublin. A statement on the restaurant’s website said: ‘circumstances have meant we have to leave and the restaurant is now closed’.

The Unicorn Restaurant, one of Dublin’s best-known Italian restaurants and a favourite haunt of the rich and famous, will reopen despite now be(...)

Krapp’s Last Tape Gate Theatre, Dublin **** (Four stars) When the light comes up, slower than a winter’s sunrise, on a solitary figure hun(...)

Unfazed: John Hurt says he’s not concerned by the mention of the great Krapps who have preceded him, such as Patrick Magee, Harold Pinter and Michael Gambon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Breakfast interviews often turn out to be a bad idea. You can easily end up with a recorded interview that you can’t really hear because it’s f(...)