Joan Burton: said she had a list of 10 Sinn Féin members who had been appointed

Labour and Sinn Féin have become embroiled in a row over political patronage in appointments to State boards. Tánaiste Joan Burton claimed yesterday (...)

A street in central Galway. More than 500 participants, including 59 international artists, are participating in the third annual Fringe festival 1:48

Suns never set on festivals in Galway, with two gearing up to open even as the film fleadh draws to a close. Sculptor John Behan initiated the city’s (...)

Riverdance (in which Michael Flatley danced) and its spin-offs are the ultimate examples of Irish-influenced entertainment produced in a universal and engaging format

Could Irish language movies and songs ever compete in the global entertainment market? Some 70 per cent of Hollywood’s box office revenue now c(...)

Development officer Linda Ervine and PUP founder member Sam Evans (left) with teacher Maitiú Ó hEachaidh  at the new Irish language centre ‘Turas’ on the Newtownards Road in Belfast, which opened last night to cope with an increasing number of learners. Photograph: Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker.

An Irish language centre has opened its doors, offering a sincere fáilte romhaibh to the people in loyalist east Belfast. It is on the Newtownards Roa(...)

President Michael D Higgins  with Micheál Ó Conghaile, one of the editors of Leabhar Mór na nAmhrán, and  Colm  Ó Raghallaigh, who published the graphic novel version of Gráinne Mhaol. Photograph: Johnny Bambury

“The West is awake – and writing” was the message in Dublin last night when the “Gaeilgeoirati” gathered to celebrate Irish-language publishing in the(...)

Ionia and Mairéad Ní Chróinín of Moonfish. Photograph: Eric Luke

When Mairéad and Ionia Ní Chróinín were small, their father, Dáibhí, would read them the tale of Pinocchio, which had been translated into Irish direc(...)

Author Domhnall (Danny) Mac Sithigh and Dominique Lieb who print books using the Gutenberg letterpress technique with original linoprints in her studio in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When the German goldsmith Johannes Gutenberg bankrupted himself over a Bible-printing project, little did he know that homage would still be paid to h(...)

Make no mistake: a successful online fundraising campaign involves a lot of work

Whatever your discipline of choice – be it visual arts, music, theatre, literature, dance or film – getting a project up and running can always be a c(...)

The chase is on .... Noelle Kielty and Michalle Simon are chased by Catherine Simon through the streets og Galway city cntre yesterday during the Galway Fringe Festival. They were performing part of Drama Works Ireland production of Chidren of the Black Skirt.  Photograph: Joe O'Shaughnessy.

Hansel and Gretel in the courthouse, a burlesque cabaret in a bar, tributes to writer Patrick Kavanagh and the lampooning blasphemy of Nobel laureate (...)

Linda Ervine and the rest of the Irish-language class pictured in east Belfast. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Pacemaker
Ulster says Tá

Northern Ireland has always been more complex and contradictory than the stark news footage of burning cars, painted kerb-stones and rampaging (...)