Keith Duffy, Garry Hynes and Aisling O’Sullivan in Galway for the first day of rehearsals for Druid’s “Big Maggie” by John B Keane in February 2011. Hynes is to become adjunct professor at NUIG.

Druid Theatre and NUI Galway (NUIG) are to deepen their long relationship with a new “Druid Academy” to train the “theatre-makers of the future”.Tony-(...)

Dr Muireann Ní Raghallaigh, UCD lecturer in applied social science, at the launch of Barnardos and HSE research on “separated” asylum-seeking children in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

Irish people will “look back in horror” at how unaccompanied minors who came to Ireland seeking help and safety were treated, a conference in D(...)