Linger Project Arts Centre, Dublin **** Publicity photographs rarely embody the theatrical creation they are selling. Glitzy pre-production image(...)

 “A casual stroller entering and walking through Temple Bar might rightly wonder why it is designated Dublin’s cultural quarter,” says report. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Temple Bar’s arts community has been complicit in the failure of Dublin’s so-called cultural quarter to realise its potential, a new report has found.(...)

“Nearly 20 years ago, I went to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin to see a play called Ladies and Gentlemen by Emma Donoghue, who now has an Oscar nomination for adapting her superb novel, Room. The play wasn’t all that good.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Put the word Oscar into a word-association test and most of our political leaders won’t say “Wilde”, they’ll say “nomination”. Last week, when the Osc(...)

In Linger, Breandán de Gallaí dances with Nick O’Connell

Gay male identity isn’t a subject normally explored in Irish step dance. But for choreographer Breandán de Gallaí, step dance isn’t about the exterio(...)

Sean Hughes, who is to return to RTÉ for a series of the comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me!. photograph: alan betson

RTÉ Radio 1 topical comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me! is returning for a six-part series as part of a total of 18 hours of new radio comedy that is be(...)

Arts Council chair Sheila Pratschke says its latest strategy will focus “on the artist and public engagement”. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Arts Council has taken a cautious approach to its budget spending for 2016, with a marginal focus on local authority funding. The organisation, (...)

Hannah Moscovitch: “It can be hard for young women to visualise themselves as playwrights”

On November 4th, Canadian prime minister Justin Trudeau named a new cabinet composed of 15 women and 15 men. Asked to explain his approach to gender (...)

What did I learn from the arts this year? That art in the name of protest and advocacy is not just powerful but beautiful, too. Artists expressed the(...)

Dean Quigley, Kilmore SAC and captain of the Irish team, with a sea bream at the world championships in Portugal

A recent proposal from the EU Fisheries Commission on bass management across northern Europe calls for a complete angling ban in Ireland from next mo(...)

Beth Cooke and Peter Gowen in Through A Glass Darkly. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

On a rainy day in Dublin the other week, director Annie Ryan was battling traffic to get in for her final rehearsals of Through a Glass Darkly. Wit(...)