Penny Ashton is doing a one-woman show inspired by the work of English novelist Jane Austen.

She’s a New Zealand comedian, commentator and writer, doing a one-woman show inspired by the work of quintessential English novelist Jane Austen, whic(...)

Icelandic turf buildings at Glaumbær.

We may have thought we had a special relationship with turf. But how about a house made of the stuff? In Iceland, turf has been used for house constru(...)

Annie Clark, known as St Vincent on stage, plays the Olympia on Friday and Saturday

Going Out... THEATRE Josephine K and the Algorithms Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Oct 21, 8pm, €16-€25, abbeytheatre.ie “Someone must have been sp(...)

The Sunbed Association, a  body representing sunbed salons in the UK and Ireland,  took issue with the connection made between sunbeds and cancer, and challenged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to produce  evidence of it.  File photograph: Getty Images

You almost have to admire the ballsiness of the Sunbed Association. They came out swinging this week after a Budget Day announcement of a VAT increase(...)

The Beerbrewer, by Jost Amman. Records from January 1565 show stone masons working at a quarry in Clontarf, Dublin, were provided with an allowance of 14 pints of ale per day by the proctor of Christ Church Cathedral

You spend years “burrowing away on dusty documents”, then a line in your research – admittedly attention-grabbing – about workers in Ireland in the 16(...)

Miss Saigon: An operatic production that stuns.

Miss Saigon Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ★★★★★ It’s set in the 1970s, but it has such urgent resonance for the world in 2017 that it’s almost dis(...)

Life in space is pretty remote, the stuff of fantasy for most of us – but can design principles learned from space travel be applied to living on plan(...)

I’m Not Here at Dublin Theatre Festival until October 7th. Photograph: Dorje de Burgh

I’m Not Here Project Cube, Dublin Theatre Festival *** A chair. A bog standard, moulded plastic chair, with a chunk broken off to boot. It’s an unp(...)

  A glance at pestos available in Irish supermarkets reveals a wide range in salt levels. Photograph: Getty Images

For many, life may be too short to make pesto from scratch, especially with so many good pestos easily available. But new research shows some commerci(...)

James Harkness, Fionn O'Shea, Sophie Reid and Seána Kerslake, Screen International’s Stars of Tomorrow

Seána Kerslake. Fionn O’Shea. Paddy Gibson. Jessie Buckley. Farah Abushwesha. Keep your eyes open for these four young Irish film actors, and one prod(...)