Former Baptist church on Lower Abbey St: the two-storey corner building has an overall floor area of 394 sq m (4,240 sq ft).

A former church on Lower Abbey Street in Dublin’s north inner city which has been mainly used over the past 10 years as a rehearsal centre by the Abbe(...)

Liam Healy presided over a group which assembled an international business with a turnover of £34 billion. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Liam Healy, who has died aged 86, was Tony O’Reilly’s righthand man at the helm of his newspaper empire during its great days. From 1991 to 2000, Hea(...)

Brian Friel “was fatherly, kind, practical and funny. He seemed to look deep into the centre of things.” File photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It all began with a note, welcoming me to sit in on the dress rehearsal of the revival of his masterwork, Faith Healer. Brian Friel said it wou(...)

Actress Meryl Streep at the premiére of Brian Friel’s Dancing at Lughnasa at the Savoy cinema in Dublin in September 1998. She played Kate Murphy in the screen adaptation of Friel’s play. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Meryl Streep has paid tribute to the playwright Brian Friel describing him as a “tender dramatist, an insightful humanist and a lovely man”. Streep st(...)

Brian Friel: “He was, quite simply, a giant, not only of Irish, but of World Theatre,”  the Arts Council said in a statement. 2:04

One of Ireland’s best known playwrights and a ‘giant of world theatre’, Brian Friel has died aged 86 . He passed away on Friday morning. President Mi(...)

Laurence Kinlan, Kate Stanley-Brennan and Adrian Dunbar in The Night Alive by Conor McPherson. Photograph: Chris Heaney 3:13

The Dublin Theatre Festival officially opens for business Thursday night, with 28 shows in store between now and October 11th. The programme fe(...)

Bringing history to life: a photograph of ruined buildings in Dublin after the 1916 Easter Rising. Photograph: Royal Irish Academy

  The DES programme for Ireland 2016   The Department of Education and Skills (DES) is coordinating the education sector’s in(...)

Michael Judge, who has died aged 94, was an exemplary person, an astonishingly prolific writer and a uniquely inspirational teacher. He was also a li(...)

Anne O’Mahony’s reputation for corsetry, cut, handsewing and tailoring has been firmly established. Photograph: Dave Meehan

‘A dress can’t change anything”, argues a character in The Dressmaker, a new revenge comedy movie with Kate Winslet (due here later in the year) se(...)

Sell-out crowds who wanted to see  Tom Vaughan-Lawlor of ‘Love/Hate’ contributed to rise in profits

Sell-out crowds who wanted to see Love/Hate’s Tom Vaughan-Lawlor put on a stellar performance last year at the Dublin Theatre Festival contributed to (...)