‘The Train’ musical: celebrating a pivotal moment for Irish feminism as envisaged by male writers

Not too long ago, in the middle of a show, a female character hit on a horrible realisation: she was not who she seemed. “First I was a lovely (...)

Keith Jarrett: the once austere and taciturn figure traded gentle jokes with his audience between pieces at the National Concert Hall.

En route to the scientific meeting of the Gerontological Society of America, I will be sorry to miss the sold-out Keith Jarrett concert tonight. The l(...)

“I want to ensure that the characters will seem to be singing in Dublin,” says Roddy Doyle of his new version of Don Giovanni. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

After 18 days and 28 productions, Dublin Theatre Festival came to an end last night, but not before making one last grand announcement at its curtain (...)

Hun Diagram. Illustration: Aoife Dooley

A question you might have overheard in the past few months is “But what is a spice bag?” Or perhaps you have been fortunate enough to have known al(...)

Leonardo DiCaprio in The Great Gatsby film. F Scott Fitzgerald’s novel is an option on the 2017 single text list for Leaving Cert

Harper Lee’s Go Set a Watchman has topped reading lists all over the world this summer. The story of the long-hidden second novel by the bestsellin(...)

Culture Ireland’s Showcase Programme will support artists appearing at three festivals in  Edinburgh in the coming months.

Irish artists off to Edinburgh A star-studded line-up of Irish literature and theatre will feature at festivals in Edinburgh this month with the (...)

Melanie Neumann worked as an au pair in Dublin for two years.

It’s about ten years now since I first set foot on Irish soil. Back then I didn’t grasp how much the experience of working as an au pair in Ireland wo(...)

“But it is not like 1916.” “It wasn’t like 1916 in 1916.” Bernard MacLaverty - Cal We can now say with a degree of certainty not previously available(...)

Belfast artist Colin Davidson. Silent Testimony, a new  exhibition by the artist  exploring the theme of suffering and loss in the Troubles, opens today. Photograph: Darren Kidd/Press Eye

A new exhibition, Silent Testimony, by Belfast artist Colin Davidson explores the theme of loss and features people who suffered bereavement and injur(...)

The grinning face of Bono loomed large as just under 54,000 students kicked off the Leaving Cert exam this morning. The U2 frontman’s speech to a gra(...)