Máire Stafford (née Fitzpatrick) , who died earlier this month in Galway, was a very accomplished actress, director, translator and costume designer, (...)

 Corkman Brian McCarthy lives in Atlanta, Georgia, where he is Accenture’s global lead for information and analytics strategy. He has advised Bank of America, Coca Cola, American Express and GE on how to get more out of their data. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

From the moment you wake your movements are under scrutiny. With the volume of data created by individuals growing at an unprecedented rate, leading c(...)

An independent review has recommended that the Abbey Theatre place more emphasis on supporting new Irish writing and less on being a “cultural institu(...)

Keith McErlean and Rebecca O’Mara

Abbey Theatre, Dublin **** In 1979, when Aristocrats was first produced at the Abbey, Charlie Haughey became taoiseach and Margaret Thatcher was elec(...)

Family drama: John Kavanagh and Tadhg Murphy. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Actors often talk about the theatre as a haunted place, how the stage is shadowed by the ghosts of those who trod the boards before them. For actor(...)

Saved from destruction: the Maunsel proofs of Dubliners, which Joyce rescued

‘The Abbey Theatre will be open and they will give plays of Yeats and Synge. You have a right to be there because you are my bride: and I am one of th(...)

President Michael D Higgins with Kate O’Toole, daughter of Peter O’Toole, at London’s Old Vic theatre yesterday for  a celebration of Peter O’Toole’s life and work. Photograph: Simon Annand

The ashes of Peter O’Toole, the larger than life Irish actor who died in December, will make a final journey to the West of Ireland this year. For now(...)

Fiach MacConghail: “This commemoration anxiety has been going on for a while, and will I believe end up in commemoration paralysis.” Photograph: Joe St Leger.

Government anxiety about how to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising is leading to “commemoration paralysis”, the director of the Abbey Theatr(...)

Scene from Russell Maliphant’s Still Current. Photograph: Warren du Preez

Reading Russell Maliphant’s CV, nothing fits together: ballet, t’ai chi, martial arts and deep-tissue massage. Watching his choreography, it comes tog(...)

Director Ronan Ward of the Cornmill Theatre Company, which swept the boards at  the  RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival 2014. Photograph:  Molloy Photography

Corn Mill Theatre Company has swept the boards at the RTÉ All-Ireland Drama Festival finals in Athlone.Their production of experimental comedy The De(...)