Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international makeup artist who has worked with Zoe Jordan, Orla Kiely, Paul Costelloe and John Rocha but whose reach in the fashion world is much wider

She was once called the best kept secret behind Irish designers’ shows at London Fashion Week. Attracta Courtney from Fermanagh is an international ma(...)

Pat McGrath: his Always Going Home is hugely enjoyable but seems unsuited to the programme

1 If you open your heart, do you get a bloody mess? The Theatre Machine Turns You On 4, a mini-festival of short works in progress, is an (...)

Theatre Machine: ‘It’s brilliant for young companies to test their work in an environment that’s not necessarily final or complete. It’s so important to have someone in to see your stuff before going into a final production’

This week, Theatre Machine, or to give it it’s full title, The Theatre Machine Turns You On Volume Four, will be cranking into life. Sixteen theatr(...)

Former Kilkenny hurler Noel Skehan was among the GAA legends inducted into the Hall of Fame. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

The GAA Museum Hall of Fame inducted four members yesterday at Croke Park: footballers Michael Kearins (Sligo) Mi(...)

Hall of Fame inductees (from left) Kilkenny’s Noel Skehan, Sligo’s Micheál Kearins, Kerry’s Mick O’Dwyer and Waterford’s Pat McGrath at the Croke park Museum. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Kerry legend Mick O’Dwyer was among four new inductees into the Hall of Fame at a ceremony as the GAA Museum at Croke Park on Wednesday. (...)

Janet Moran and Steve Blount in ‘Swing’

The word “dramaturg” is not universally popular among the playwrights of Ireland. I was in a reading with one of my favourite writers, who gave out sp(...)

Small Plastic WarsBewley’s Cafe Theatre****A story of one man and his model tanks, the subject matter of Pat McGrath’s comedy is small in scale, but i(...)