Niall Toibin   at a ceremony in Cork city hall where he was bestowed with  the Freedom of the City of Cork  in recognition of his lifetime contribution to film, stage and television. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Actor and comedian Niall Tóibín has been awarded the Freedom of Cork in recognition of his film, television and stage work.Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mar(...)

Sinéad O’Sullivan tutors second-year students in digital media literacy in Mercy Secondary School in Inchicore, Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It is Wednesday afternoon in Mercy Secondary School, Inchicore. There is a man in reception talking about robots. He has one in his bag to show som(...)

Aideen O’Kelly, who has died aged 78* at the Actors’ Fund care home in New Jersey after a long illness, was one of that brilliant generation of you(...)

This is one of eight short plays recently produced in a playwriting project at Fighting Words in collaboration with the Abbey Theatre.   (...)

Liam Heslin, Thomas Reilly, Kevin C Olohan , and John Cronin of an ANU production currently running at Collins Barracks which tells the story of the 7th Battalion of the Royal Dublin Fusiliers, pictured at the launch by An Post of two new stamps, at Collins Barracks. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins.

An Post have launched two commemorative stamps to mark the 100th anniversary of the ill-fated Gallipoli landings.Of the 15,000 Irishmen who fought for(...)

In 2008 the Abbey received €10 million; next year it will receive just €5.8 million. But the Abbey, delivered from debt in 2005 by a government bailout, has remained financially stable

Earlier this week, when the board of the Abbey Theatre officially began to recruit for a new director, it was hard not to think back to the last chan(...)

Declan Conlon (Judge Brack) and Catherine Walker in the title role in Hedda Gabler

***   Early on in Ibsen’s drama, and now in Mark O’Rowe’s fluid new version for the Abbey, Hedda Gabler is put on the spot – not a pos(...)

People of all ages are invited to experience Irish life as it was 100 years ago as O’Connell Street in Dublin transforms into an Edwardian thoroughfare this Easter Monday. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Galway Food FestivalThe fourth annual Galway food festival take place this weekend with open-air markets, food trails, tastings and workshops involvin(...)

David McCullagh and Keelin Shanley, pictured at Wynn’s Hotel using a sepia technique. The presenters will be among those introducing a series of talks. Photograph: Ray McManus

O’Connell Street will be closed to traffic on Easter Monday as RTÉ stages a celebration of everyday life 100 years ago, with the aid of hundreds of v(...)

Aivis Kerans of Larkin Community College rehearsing for the students’ play, The Girl With No Name. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corridors of Larkin Community College are emptying out for the day, but in one classroom a dozen students remain, standing in a circle, avoidin(...)