Siobhan and Aisling Devine from Coolock, Dublin, at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on O’Connell Street, Dublin. A New York Times journalist found Dublin “rich not only with jovial cheer, but also an abundance of artisan offerings and a creative, literary spirit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dublin is a “newly energised city” with “an abundance of artisan offerings” and “literary spirit”, according to a New York Times journalist living in (...)

A small crowd of regular punters were split between thinking the whole episode was bizarre and reflecting how incredible it was that the head of the Government could casually have a pint in a gay bar

“Wow! Enda Kenny in Pantibar. That’s a first for us.” A tweet from Pantibar’s manager Shane Harte caused disbelief on Tuesday night, but there he was,(...)

Engagement and the breaking down of conventional barriers is clearly high on ConTempo’s agenda

It’s a rare thing to find a classical concert without printed programme notes of some sort. Sometimes performers give spoken introductions to conce(...)

Review: Neither Either
  • Stage
  • November 13, 2014, 14:52

Neither Either Project Arts Centre **** Clarity and control epitomise this collaboration between Liz Roche Company and Maiden Voyage Da(...)

The Way Back Home, Branar’s ambitious stage version of Oliver Jeffers’s beautiful picture book

Earlier this year I saw a performance of Human Child, a play for children aged eight years and over, performed by Collapsing Horse Theatre Company (...)

Review: Adishatz/Adieu
  • Stage
  • October 2, 2014, 14:00

Adishatz/ AdieuProject Arts Centre, Dublin***The multi-talented French stage artist Jonathan Capdevielle describes his show as a piece of “auto-fictio(...)

Review: If These Spasms Could Speak
  • Stage
  • September 26, 2014, 12:00

If These Spasms Could Speak Project Arts Centre, Cube ****In If These Spasms Could Speak, Robert Softley, who has cerebral palsy, invites the audience(...)

To Space, at the Science Gallery
10 days of the Tiger Dublin Fringe
  • Culture
  • September 10, 2014, 01:00

Thursday 11th Early bird: Bernarda’s House 6.15pm, Project; €15/€13; until Sept 13th A retelling of Spanish dramatist Lorca’s last play, performe(...)

Review: Advocacy

AdvocacyProject Arts Centre****Shaun Dunne’s latest work is set in the world of mental health and negotiates the challenging world of care workers an(...)

Bastard: A Family History Project Arts Centre ***First seen through a gilded frame, to a burst of imperialistic trumpets, while standing in his underw(...)