Internet stars Seán Mclaughlin and Melanie Murphy at a recent YouTube Irish Creators Day in Google’s Dublin offices. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Every minute of every day, 300 hours of footage are uploaded to YouTube. That head-melting statistic alone shows how the video-streaming website has c(...)

At the YouTube Irish Creators Day in Google’s Dublin headquarters were, from left, YouTubers Melanie Murphy, David Nagle and Seán Mclaughlin, and YouTube partner manager Marco Danesi. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘Video is killing the internet,” says 17-year-old YouTube creator Eoin Corbett. He means “killing” in the sense of “doing very well on”. And he sho(...)

Janet Moran and Steve Blount in ‘Swing’

The word “dramaturg” is not universally popular among the playwrights of Ireland. I was in a reading with one of my favourite writers, who gave out sp(...)

Ryan Andrews and Seána Kerslake in The Bruising of Clouds. Photograph: Pat Redmond

The Bruising of CloudsAxis, Ballymun**The title of Sean McLoughlin’s third and final play for Fishamble is a little misleading. (It is his final play (...)