Rebecca O’Mara and Robert Fleck Byrne in The Vortex. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Five years ago, if you had drawn up a list of the Irish directors least likely to direct a Noël Coward play, Annabelle Comyn might have made yo(...)

Rory Fleck Byrne: a commanding performance. Photograph: Patrick Redmond
Review: The Vortex

The Vortex Gate Theatre, Dublin (...)

Eleanor Methven and Marty Rea in Major Barbara. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Major BarbaraAbbey Theatre****In his 1891 essay The Quintessence of Ibsenism, George Bernard Shaw argued that society is made up of three discrete typ(...)

GreaseCork Opera House**** As directed by Bryan Flynn and presented by the Cork Opera House (aka Rydell High School), Grease is packed full of visual (...)

Declan Conlon as the whistle-blowing scientist Dr Stockmann

An Enemy of the People Gate Theatre, Dublin Three stars Late in Henrik Ibsen’s 1882 play about a whistleblower whose town turns violently (...)

Labour TD Colm Keaveney tweeted in Latin before voting against the Government and leaving the Labour parliamentary party.

From a TD leaving the Government whip via a latin message to a bogus statment potentially changing the result of the presidential election, Twi(...)