Joe Millar Who volunteered for the Irish Red Cross in 1945 (centre) pictured with other volunteers from left to right Jane Ronan, Cormac McGinn, Emma Gannon, Andrew Patton, Paraic McGahey, Lea Pepper and Barbara Cole. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘That it’s only about overseas aid.” “And disasters.” “And it’s only for adults.” There are nine of us sitting in the slightly chilly meeti(...)

There was a certain appropriateness to the Irish career of Gabrielle Reidy, the noted stage, screen and television actor, who has died aged 54 at her (...)

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With one foot in the music world and the other in film, there is always a danger that Nick Kelly will spread himself too thinly. Actually, much of (...)

Gabrielle Reidy (left) with Tony Flynn and Cathy Belton in the 2010 Abbey Theatre production of The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The actor Gabrielle Reidy has died at the age of 54 at her home in London. Ms Reidy was associated with the Abbey Theatre as far back as 1971 when, as(...)

Aboriginal actor and activist Uncle Jack Charles

Samuel Beckett Theatre ***   The most arresting image of this production from Australia’s Ilbijerri Theatre Company comes at the (...)

German troops marching in Paris after the Nazi occupation of France.

Seventy years after they fought, spied, sabotaged and – in some cases – died for France, 50 Irish men and women who worked for the French Resistance w(...)

 A scene from the Berlin Schaubuhne theatre production of Hamlet directed by Thomas Ostermeier which opened at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre last night as part of the 2014 Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fingal Film Festival This year’s Fingal Film Festival hosts more than 60 films and innovative workshops, running until tomorrow. Events will be(...)

The Shooting Party Anton Chekhov (1884) A master playwright, dramaturge and short story writer, Chekhov veered into longer form territory with nove(...)

The yacht Makayabella in Haulbowline naval base in Cobh, Co Cork last night after the Irish Navy intercepted the vessel suspected of carrying some €80 million worth of cocaine 200 nautical miles off Mizen Head. Photograph: Irish Naval Service Facebook page 0:41

Initial tests on a sample of the substance seized on board a yacht off the Irish coast are positive for cocaine, but further tests will be required to(...)

 The new Apple Watch. Photograph: EPA/Apple

Street-savvy readers of a certain age will remember the incongruity of an early rap gig in Ireland: Public Enemy at the Trinity Ball in 1981. Puzzleme(...)