Bath’s director of rugby Mike ford talks to his son George, the outhalf of that club and England. George will have a pivotal position as kicker when England come to Dublin for the Six Nations game on Sunday. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty.

Ellery Hanley and his entourage swept out the door. Mike Ford watched the departure of the man voted the greatest British rugby league player of all t(...)

Pat McGrath: his Always Going Home is hugely enjoyable but seems unsuited to the programme

1 If you open your heart, do you get a bloody mess? The Theatre Machine Turns You On 4, a mini-festival of short works in progress, is an (...)

Theatre Machine: ‘It’s brilliant for young companies to test their work in an environment that’s not necessarily final or complete. It’s so important to have someone in to see your stuff before going into a final production’

This week, Theatre Machine, or to give it it’s full title, The Theatre Machine Turns You On Volume Four, will be cranking into life. Sixteen theatr(...)

Celebrating Wicklow

My Place on Canvas, an art exhibition celebrating the Wicklow landscape, is the culmination of a three-year project by local artist Rod Coyne. He invi(...)

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(...)