Paul Mallon and Charlotte McCurry in Northern Star. Photograph: Keith Dixon

Northern Star Project Arts Centre ★★★★ Rough Magic interrogates the 1798 rebellion in their production of Stewart Parker’s 1984 play. Parker, writi(...)

From left, Robbie O’Connor and Darragh Kelly; Richard Clements and Eleanor Methven; and Charlotte McCurry and Ali White in Northern Star. Photographs: Keith Dixon

The revolution has not gone according to plan. In the chaos of collapse, one of its leaders wearily considers his legacy while expecting his own exec(...)

Redressing the balance: organisers of Our Table pop-up restaurant Fiona Corbett (left) and Michelle Darmody (second right) with Annet Mphahlele (second left) and Ellie Kisyombe: “This is another way of bringing in people, making friendships.” Photograph: Eric Luke

This month marks 16 years since a temporary measure for housing asylum seekers became the long-term limbo thousands of people have been channelled th(...)

Johnny Murphy with cast members of “Brothers of the Brush”

Johnny Murphy, a versatile and accomplished Dublin actor who has died aged 72, will probably be best remembered for his role as Joey “the Lips” Fagan (...)

*** Late in Conor McPherson’s monologue 1995 play, something quite surprising happens: two people talk to each other. “I never heard that,” one comme(...)

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(...)