Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

The Castletimon Dolmen at Castletimon, Brittas Bay, Co Wicklow.

A Co Wicklow landowner has denied recent earthworks on his land damaged a megalithic dolmen which is a listed national monument. Larry Brennan, who o(...)

Digital economy: “Of the estimated €6 billion spent online annually by Irish consumers, 60 to 70 per cent goes overseas.”

There are more than 200,000 small and medium-sized businesses in Ireland, but a massive 92 per cent of these can’t process sales online. Furthermore, (...)

Olwen Fouéré in Lessness at the Barbican’s International Beckett Season in London earlier this summer. Photograph: Tristram Kenton

It was hardly the first time that Olwen Fouéré had been the object of scholarly fascination. She is the artist, after all, who co-founded one of Irela(...)

Revisiting Juno and the Paycock: Joe Dowling  rehearsing Seán O’Casey’s play with cast members at the Guthrie Theater. Photograph: Joan Marcus

Joe Dowling is standing in front of one of the Guthrie Theater’s three stages, in Minneapolis, giving notes to Mark Benninghofen, the American actor w(...)

Review: The Merry Widow

NCH, Dublin Is Franz Lehár’s 1905 operetta The Merry Widow a timeless classic with unending potential to win new friends? Winning new frien(...)

The Man in Two Pieces TheatreUpstairs, Dublin ***It is hard enough to say what makes a man, so what hope is there to ever define a showman? That teasi(...)

Fresh air: Artists at the “paint-outs” in various locations around Wexford during the Art in the Open festival

Painting outdoors was first popularised by the French Impressionists, including Monet and Renoir, and is known by the French term en plein air (litera(...)

****After years of scrappy funding, haphazard rehearsal spaces and mixed programming, the Irish National Youth Ballet has hit its stride. The 41-membe(...)

Deirdre Donnelly and Stephen Brennan in Conservatory by Michael West
Review: Conservatory

Conservatory Peacock Theatre, Dublin **** “Do you know who died?” asks a husband of his wife, making casual conversation midway through(...)