Tom Hanks with the Irish Rep’s co-founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

In the words of Brian Friel, this is a sacred place. It is not a church, and was once a warehouse, but the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York has a f(...)

Dubliners Laura Hartin from Rathfarnham and Conrad Oppermann from Malahide, and Gabrielle Leleu from Sallins, Co Kildare, rehearse backstage.

A week-long drama and performance festival ended at the weekend after 51 individual competitions involving ov(...)

Treasured: Joe Dowling’s signed photograph of himself with Milo O’Shea in 1960, at the Fr Mathew Feis, where he won the under-12 solo mime competition
Milo, my hero

The boy in the photograph looking up in awe at one of his great heroes could not imagine, even in his wildest dreams, that the day would come w(...)

 Milo O’Shea in 2007  after having his handprints taken for placing outside the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A whole decade ago, Milo O’Shea, who has died in New York at the age of 86, spent an afternoon pummelling this writer with a relentless series (...)

The late Milo O Shea pictured receiving an honorary doctorate from UCD
in 2007 with his wife Kitty Sullivan.
Photograph: Cyril Byrne/ The Irish Times

Veteran Irish actor Milo O’Shea has passed away in New York. O’Shea (86) died in hospital last night after a short illness. The actor played Le(...)