Disco Pigs: Eileen Walsh and Cillian Murphy re-enact their birth in Enda Walsh’s play. Photograph: Martin Healy

Twenty years ago a young theatre company in Cork decided to take a gamble. Pat Kiernan, the founder of Corcadorca, had invited Enda Walsh, a Dubliner (...)

The winners at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015 in The National Concert Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards took place with a spectacular ceremony at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday. Among the video tribute(...)

Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

Róise Goan, producer, arts consultant and former Dublin Fringe Festival director

A discussion between the judges for this year’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards can become animated quickly. It starts with emphatic statements: tha(...)

Kieran Ahern. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Gentrification Trustee Savings Bank, Cork ****   When its enigmas have been decoded, it seems acceptable to interpret Enda Wa(...)

Billy Keogh, the sixth generation of bakers in Keogh’s bakery. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bridge Street in Callan, Co Kilkenny, was once so busy with traffic that it could take 10 minutes to get through it. This is how Etaoin Holahan rem(...)

How These Desperate Men Talk ****Kinsale Arts Festival, Cork Factories have their own coherence. In this case, the corrugated spaces of the Graepel P(...)

Actor Cillian Murphy at NUI Galway for the screening of Broken, which was followed by a conversation with the young audience on issues raised in the film. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

When actor Cillian Murphy walked into a lecture theatre full of teenagers in Galway several nights back, it was the few adults present who required th(...)

As a writer and composer, Ailís Ní Ríain is a significant talent

Exit Strategy; The Tallest Man in the World Cork Arts Theatre / Triskel Arts Centre **/** Put a frog into boiling water and it will leap(...)