Photograph taken in Dublin by Eamonn Doyle for his photo book ON

Eamonn Doyle has experienced the highs and lows the music industry has to offer over the past 20-odd years. He started out as a DJ and founded D1 R(...)

 Stan Wawrinka of Switzerland celebrates beating Nick Kyrgios in the first round of the Aegon tennis championships at the Queens Club. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

Every time he raises the ball to serve, a tattoo on the inside of his left forearm might remind him that there is really no such thing as success. “Ev(...)

Dr Padmini Turlapati at the   30th anniversary commemoration of the Air India bombing  at the Flight 182 Memorial, Ahakista, West Cork, June 23rd, 2015. Dr Turlapati lost  two sons, Sanjay (14) and Deepak (11), in the terrorist attack. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

A woman who lost two sons in the Air India bombing off the Irish coast in 1985 has criticised the Canadian government for failing to prosecute more pe(...)

Tenor Robin Tritschler was in exemplary form in the NCH John Field Room on Sunday, where his programme embraced Yeats settings with the Vanbrugh String Quartet

‘I have but one art,” declared WB Yeats, “that of speech, and my feeling for music dissociated from speech is very slight, and listening as I do to(...)

Dramatic legacy: Samuel Beckett directing Waiting for Godot in Berlin in 1975; it is surely impossible to encounter the stark setting of WB Yeats’s Purgatory – a road, a tree – without thinking of Beckett’s play. Photograph: Heuer/Ullstein Bild via Getty

In his influential book The Empty Space the English director Peter Brook wrote about what he called the Holy Theatre, or “the notion that the stage(...)

Thirty-seven years ago, when Paul McGuinness signed a virtually unknown teen rock band called U2, he was also interested in making movies. After dr(...)

Desolation: part of Zonnebeke, painted in 1918 by William Orpen. Courtesy of the Imperial War Museum

Ireland, poetry and the first World War is a story of contradictions, of contrasts and, a century later, of reconciliation. It should not pass us b(...)

Family drama in Trinity

Fresh from a successful run in the West End, and its Irish premiere this week in Taibhdhearc na Gaillimhe, catch Only Our Own, a new play by Swedish p(...)

Splutter-your-tea-across-the-room hilarious: John Colleary and Barry Murphy in Irish Pictorial Weekly

It is always difficult to review a comedy, for the blindingly obvious reason that not everyone finds the same things funny. There are people who think(...)

Samuel Beckett: Irish playwright’s letters illustrate his support for young writers. Photograph: Hulton Getty

Given Samuel Beckett had reputedly the worst handwriting of any 20th century writer, reading 20,000 of his personal letters clearly demands a lot of c(...)