Anne Clarke on the set of Once the Musical in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions is the recipient of this year’s Special Tribute Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015. The presenta(...)

Best production   Chekhov’s First Play A Dead Centre production with Dublin Theatre Festival, Baltoscandal and Theatre National Bordea(...)

Northern Ireland First Minister Peter Robinson said: “I welcome the fact that the conviction [of Thomas ‘Slab’ Murphy] has taken place. I will resist any temptation to make reference to Al Capone and the style of his conviction. It is essential to say nobody is above the law and everyone is answerable to the courts.” File photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

First Minister Peter Robinson has said the conviction of republican Thomas “Slab” Murphy for tax evasion was an “important judgment” and said his tria(...)

Gerry Adams: “There was nothing ordinary or routine about the trial and conviction of Tom Murphy.” Photograph: Eric Luke

“Some of Sinn Féin’s political opponents and sections of the media have sought to use my remarks about the recent conviction of Tom Murphy for tax of(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Sinn Féin leader Gerry Adams has defended Thomas “Slab” Murphy, the Co Louth man who was convicted this week on nine charges of tax evasion. In a sta(...)

Marty Rea as Richard II and Gavin Drea Aumerle in DruidShakespeare. Photograph:  Matthew Thompson

Looking back on theatre in 2015 has been a reminder that there are always new ways of seeing things, and that theatre demands fresh perspectives and (...)

I’m not sure we learn anything from the arts – except that we need them more than ever. They are a way of knowing unlike all the others, a knowing th(...)

Thomas “Slab” Murphy arriving at the Special Criminal Court: the court was “satisfied beyond reasonable doubt” Murphy was guilty on all of the indictment’s counts. Photograph: Collins Courts

On the 13th day of the trial for tax evasion of Thomas “Slab” Murphy, his defence counsel, John Kearney QC, apologised to the court. “You didn’t wande(...)

Daryl, a marine scientist from Dublin, first connected with philosopher Ray, from New Jersey, on social-networking website myspace.com in 2005. The(...)

Two-thirds of students use student counselling services and 58 per cent use the student health service. Some 87 per cent of students say it is reassuring to have a free counselling service on campus. Photograph: Thinkstock

Eighty-five per cent of students seek mental health information online, often as the first port of call, according to Reaching Out in College, a new s(...)