Brendan O’Carroll at the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin,  last night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll believes Father Ted awoke the British to Irish comedy and tellingly, it was the first thing he said when asked to account for the h(...)

From the estate to the stage: ‘The vast majority of people in Moyross are just ordinary people trying to get on with their lives.’ Photograph: Brian Gavin/Press 22

Early in the development of a new documentary piece about Limerick’s most notorious social-housing estate, Lime Tree Theatre’s artistic director, Loui(...)

Dundalk’s Brian Gartland celebrates scoring a goal against Derry. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Central defender Brian Gartland’s return to full fitness gives Dundalk a clean bill of health as they look to consolidate their lea(...)

History: TheatreClub at its most ambitious and enflamed, yet somehow its least certain
Making History

History Project Arts Centre, Dublin ****“Did it work?” one actor asks another. “Did you feel it in your soul?” The line is probably ad-libbed, in a sh(...)

Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll  eyes up the New Zealand All Black haka before  the ill-fated first Test match in Christchurch in  2005.

New Zealand 21Lions 3at Jade Stadium, ChristchurchJune 25th, 2005Bad and all as losing him within a minute of the kick-off was, the real psychological(...)

‘Boys and Girls’ by Dylan Coburn Gray

Let’s lay most of the criticisms of theatre being created by young theatre makers on the fist-thumping table: they are arrogant; post-dramatic form pa(...)

Brendan O Carroll as Mrs Brown during filming of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie on Moore Street, Dublin, today. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Mrs Brown, the foul-mouthed matriarch is back in town. The title character of the comedy phenomenon is currently in the place known only in the TV ser(...)

Jonathan Sexton in action during Ireland training at Carton House. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

More than a little battered and careworn, and with a dozen or so full internationals sidelined, Ireland unveil their final sel(...)