Patrick Lonergan: ‘The collapse of the Celtic Tiger has been met with a blurring of distinctions in our theatre: between devised and scripted work, between adaptations and originals, between the personal and the global, between Ireland and the rest of the world - between the actor, the director, the author and the audience - and between male and female, gay and straight, rich and poor.’ Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall Ireland

In 2005, Irish theatre had one of its worst ever years. Symbolising a growing crisis in the production of new Irish writing, the Dublin Theatre Festiv(...)

 Hozier, whose Take Me to Church was the most played song last year in Ireland

It has felt easy, in these uneasy days, to stand in solidarity with freedom of expression, particularly the right to criticise religion, and still fee(...)

The cast of La Reine Claude, the Irish Times theatre project with the Dublin theatre festival (from left)  Kate Stanley Brennan, Declan Conlon and Niamh McCann, who were directed by  Annabelle Comyn. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:41

The Irish Times, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, devised the Arc, a project that saw 10 playwrights contribute to one play, with each add(...)

Gary Keegan and Feidlim Canon of Broken Talkers. Photograph: Drragh Kane

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Gary Keegan and Feidlim Cannon of Brokentalker(...)

PLaywright and actor Sonya Kelly in How to Keep an Alien

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Sonya Kelly has built on the narrative ground (...)

Playwright Deirdre Kinahan
The Arc, part III: La Reine Claude
  • Stage
  • October 5, 2014, 18:01

In this, the third part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Deirdre Kinahan follows on from Enda Walsh and(...)

Playwright Enda Walsh. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
The Arc, part two: La Reine Claude
  • Stage
  • October 1, 2014, 17:02

In this, the second part of The Arc, an Irish Times project in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, Enda Walsh takes up the gauntlet thrown by To(...)

Deirdre Donnelly and Stephen Brennan in Conservatory by Michael West
Review: Conservatory

Conservatory Peacock Theatre, Dublin **** “Do you know who died?” asks a husband of his wife, making casual conversation midway through(...)

Judge O Donnabhain said it was one of the worst cases of its kind he had come across

A 27-year-old man who crashed into a roundabout killing one of his passengers and paralysing another, has been jailed for seven years and banne(...)

The Abbey director Fiach Mac Conghail said he hoped for “a constructive working relationship” between the National Theatre and the Arts Council. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Abbey director, Fiach Mac Conghail, has called on the Government “to protect and increase financial support for the arts in Ireland” at the launch(...)