Patricia Burke Brogan at the sculpture by Mick Wilkins to the Magdalene women at Forster Street in Galway city early last year. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Patricia Burke Brogan didn’t expect to be on any invitation list during the Taoiseach’s speedy sprint around Galway 10 days ago. With school-opening,(...)

Dr Jim Browne (centre), president of NUI Galway, with Charlie Byrne, founder and owner of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop in Galway, and playwright, poet and painter, Patricia Burke Brogan, both of whom were conferred with  honorary Masters of Arts degrees  at NUI Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Bookseller Charlie Byrne, writer and former novitiate Patricia Burke Brogan, and composer and musician Carl Hession have been awarded honorary degrees(...)

Margaret O’Sullivan and Zita Monahan in Eclipsed. Photograph: Hugh Quigley

Eclipsed Town Hall Theatre, Galway ****Very early in this affecting drama of sexuality, shame and injustice, set in a Magdalene laundry in 1963, we he(...)