Garry Hynes, director, playwright Tom Murphy and actor Marie Mullen during a break from Druid Theatre’s rehearsals of Tom Murphy’s Brigit, a companion piece to his 1985 masterpiece Bailegangaire which will play in tandem  with Brigit, both directed by  Hynes. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Lorna SigginsWestern CorrespondentWhen Colm Conneely( 9), Lily McBride (11) and Ailbhe Birkett (12) sat down to read a script at a long table in Galwa(...)

Playwright Tom Murphy (left) with artistic director Willie White and daughter Molly (2) at the launch of the programme for the Dublin Theatre Festival, which runs from September 25th to October 12th.  Photograph: Eric Luke

For the first time, the Dublin Theatre Festival will open with a production staged at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Ireland’s largest performance venu(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Kate Feeney has been elected  in the Blackrock ward.Photograph: DAVE MEEHANS 4:34

The counting of votes in the Dún Laoghaire ward of Dún Laoghaire-Rathdown County Council has been adjourned indefinitely.Labour requested that ballots(...)

The National Union of Journalists says it is “gravely disappointed” by the decision of Irish Examiner publisher Landmark Media Investments to cut a(...)

The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from “tentative discussions over many, many years” between the Irish company and its larger US rival Chiquita.

Not a banana split, but rather, a banana merger. The deal to create ChiquitaFyffes, according to Fyffes chairman David McCann, came from (...)

Fyffes shareholders will end up owning 49.3 per cent of the enlarged company, with Chiquita’s shareholders controlling the remaining 50.7 per cent. Photograph: Bloomberg

Fyffes is to merge with its US rival Chiquita in an all-share deal worth more than $1 billion and creating the world’s biggest banana(...)

Then and now: an artist’s impression of the Chicago Spire

Walk south along the shore of Lake Michigan and next to a busy underpass before the Chicago River you will find a big hole in the ground. Into (...)

Anne McCabe, artistic director of An Taibhdhearc theatre in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Spring and Anne McCabe work well together. The new artistic director of An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish-language theatre, has spent much of (...)

Former Wexford hurler   Paul Codd leaving court in Dublin yesterday. Photograph: Paddy Cummins

Former Wexford hurler Paul Codd was allowed to return to his family yesterday after a weekend in Mountjoy Prison.Mr Codd, winner of an All-Ireland sen(...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)