Dark secrets: Genevieve O’Reilly and James Nesbitt in ‘The Secret’

For more than 20 years a Northern Ireland dentist, Colin Howell, and his lover, a Sunday-school teacher named Hazel Buchanan, got away with murder. In(...)

Pathos and farce: Peter Coonan, Owen McDonnell and Seán T Ó Meallaigh from TG4's Wrecking The Rising

For the most part, this year’s centenary commemorations have been sober and reflective, imbued with that quiet dignity usually only achieved when Ree(...)

Daredevil: Charlie Cox as Daredevil and Jon Bernthal as Marvel’s gun-toting antihero Punisher

‘The only good thing about the anniversary of 1916 is that it’s the same date that Game of Thrones comes back on the telly.” So says one particularly (...)

Marty Rea and Declan Conlon in Juno and the Paycock at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Pat Redmond

Juno and the Paycock Gate Theatre, Dublin *** Barely a squeak, a knock, or an approaching footstep is sounded in Sean O’Casey’s 1924 play without(...)

Lauren Coe and Joey Phillips. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

A View From the Bridge Gate Theatre, Dublin ***   “I mean there must be some kinda law . . . ” stammers Eddie Carbone in his (...)

Two quintessentially Dublin-centric festivals collide over the coming week. The Dublin One City, One Book festival will this year use film, music a(...)

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

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(...)