Ollie West in Dead Centre’s Hamnet.  Photograph:  Gianmarco Bresadola

Hamnet Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ Who haunted Shakespeare when he wrote Hamlet? A play so steeped in death, full of demanding fathers, hapless son(...)

The pilot injection centre scheme  will run for a period of up to 18 months with a review after six months. Photograph:  Julien Behal/PA Wire

A senior Garda has questioned the rationale behind starting public consultations over a pilot drug injecting centre in Dublin city centre only after t(...)

A record 300,000 people expected to attend this year’s National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alan Betson

The number of overseas buyers attending this year’s National Ploughing Championships, which takes place in Tullamore next month, has more than doubled(...)

Artist’s illustration of the proposed People’s Theatre  at Hanover Dock, Dublin

Plans for an open-air theatre on Hanover Dock have taken a dramatic twist with a previous design – which leaned heavily on rubble from the old Abbey T(...)

Sam Shepard: earthy, taciturn cowboy poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Sam Shepard Born: November 5th, 1943 Died: July 27th, 2017 Sam Shepard, an icon of the US counterculture whose expansive writing for stage and screen(...)

Jimmy’s Hall is a theatrical adaption of the screenplay written by Paul Laverty for the 2014 Ken Loach film.

The Abbey Theatre will stage its first ever premiere outside Dublin when it hosts Jimmy’s Hall in Co Leitrim. The play about Jimmy Gralton, the only(...)

Abbey completed 586 home sales during the year. Photograph: iStock

Dublin-listed housebuilder Abbey said on Friday that its turnover for the year to the end of April has come in “moderately short” of the €220 million (...)

Laurie Anderson at the National Concert Hall.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Audiences are not a fixed entity, and neither are cultural institutions nor venues. Adapt or die, and all that. As a teenager, I sang in choirs at the(...)

The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Abbey Theatre is planning a multimillion euro redevelopment and expansion. The plan includes increasing the theatre’s capacity from 631 to 950 sea(...)

 Helena Molony wanted to recreate Proclamation as accurately as possible. Above: a poster of the  Proclamation  during 2016’s Easter Rising commerorations. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

The first anniversary of the Easter Rising was marked in Dublin, as this newspaper reported at the time, “By a good deal of excitement”. It might have(...)