Backstage at 24 Hour Plays: stage managers work out lighting and musical cues during tech rehearsals. Photograph: Peter Crawley

Leaving home at 6am on a freezing Sunday earlier this month, after less than an hour of sleep and dressed in a makeshift uniform of black clothing (...)

Actor Peter Coonan (left) and artist and former prison inmate Eric Boylan at the launch of the National Prisoner Art Exhibition in City Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley 1:59

Prisoners of recent and not so recent vintage, and at least one fictional inmate, gathered in the rotunda of Dublin’s City Hall last evening to talk (...)

At the Irish Film Board  announcement of its schedule and priorities for 2015 were (from left) actor Sarah Greene, actor Tara Lee, James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, and actor and screenwriter Amy Huberman. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A tale of love and music in the Dublin inner-city of the 1980s, a literary adaptation about 1950s emigration from rural Ireland, and the contemporary(...)

Hozier performing at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

By any musical measure, 2014 has been a brilliant year for Hozier – and he capped it off with a full-throated display of power at Dublin’s Olympia The(...)

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan (centre) said he hadn’t “walked the streets” since Sunday’s show and was interested to see how the public would react.  Photograph: Patrick Redmond/RTÉ

Love/Hate actor Peter Coonan has said filming the sexual assault of his character Fran for Sunday’s season five finale was a very tough experience. Sp(...)

Money talks: Morgan Jones as Seán FitzPatrick in The Guarantee

On the night of September 29th, 2008, the Irish government opted to guarantee virtually the entire domestic banking system, a decision that would i(...)

Sure what else would you be doing of a Friday morning only going to the movies?If nothing else but to take your mind off the alarming disappearance of(...)

Let’s bail: Peter Coonan as David Drumm and and Morgan Jones as Seán FitzPatrick in The Guarantee

It’s only been six years since the imminent collapse of Anglo- Irish Bank inspired the sitting government to guarantee the holdings of that institu(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor who plays Nidge in Love/Hate is seen in the first episode of the fifth series of which was broadcast tonight.

So just to recap on where the last series of RTÉ’s flagship TV drama, Love/Hate, left off: we saw gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) going mental in(...)

Peter Coonan and Gary Lydon in Borstal Boy
Review: Borstal Boy

Borstal BoyGaiety Theatre*** That Brendan Behan’s classic memoir can concern itself with IRA bombings, prison life, casual violence and wartime death (...)