La Reine Claude: Part IX BlackoutLights up. Some time has passed. The stage is mostly as it was, white sheets on the floor, paint scattered, the boots(...)

PLaywright and actor Sonya Kelly in How to Keep an Alien

In the latest instalment to The Arc, our collaborative theatrical project with Dublin Theatre Festival, Sonya Kelly has built on the narrative ground (...)

Setting the scene: Tom Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Times, in association with Dublin Theatre Festival, has devised the Arc, a project that will see a group of playwrights contribute to a play(...)

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Number 37 Mespil Road is Mike and Lou Soden’s 20th home, they think. An international career in banking saw the Sodens live at various times over t(...)

A quest to produce the most tender meat has led one firm to play Percy French songs to cattle before they are slaughtered.

A quest to produce the most tender meat has led one firm to play Percy French songs to cattle before they are slaughtered. Gilligan Meats in Co(...)

Seamus Heaney: to read the extraordinary outpouring of grief, memory and mourning is to realise his death was a unique – and a uniquely Irish – event. Photograph: Neil Drabble/Camera Press

Many years ago I was invited to a dinner in the Department of Foreign Affairs attended by Seamus Heaney, among others, and presided over by the then t(...)

 ‘Women Washing Clothes In A Canal’ by Walter Osborne was withdrawn from the auction

Seventeen paintings were withdrawn from an art auction in Dublin on Tuesday evening following allegations that some of them were forgeries.Belfast-bas(...)

When I travel with my mother I know that, as well as her sleep-apnoea machine, she has to pack a suitcase of anxiety related to years of having to dea(...)

Fr Brendan Hoban told the summer school that in 20 years’ time we would witness “the death knell of the Catholic Church” as there would be so few priests left to say Mass

The future of Ireland should not be left to politicians alone, according to the Abbot of Glenstal Abbey who has called for the inclusion of recognised(...)