Paul Keogan

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‘Sallynoggin was her Vietnam,’ Ross says of his mother, recalling his own bitter brushes with social prejudice. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin *** Ross O’Carroll-Kelly, south Dublin’s courageously self-deluded rugby hero turned venal estate agent, is once again the lo(...)

 Ireland’s Michael McKillop wins the  1500m T37 Final during the 2017 Para Athletics World Championships at the Olympic Stadium in London. Photograph:  Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Ireland’s Michael McKillop stormed to victory in the T37 1500m to claim a remarkable ninth World Championship gold medal in front of a huge crowd at t(...)

 Judith Roddy and Manus Halligan  in Corcadorca Theatre Company’s  Far Away, by Caryl Churchill.  Photograph:  Enrique Carnicero

★★★★★ Spike Island, Cork These days dystopia is a cliche, and finding new interpretations for its horrors might challenge any production company. Ex(...)

Rodolfo Saraiva and Ryoko Yagyu in Giselle

Project Arts Centre, Dublin ** Re-telling classics has become big business in the ballet world and is a valid way to engage new audiences. The idea(...)

The Irish Paralympic Team at the announcement of the Irish Paralympic Team for the 2016 Rio Paralympic Games at City Hall in Dublin. Photo: Sportsfile

Paralympics Ireland announced a team of 44 athletes across nine disciplines for the Paralympic Games in Rio, which begin with the opening ceremony on (...)

★★★★★ The theatrical centrepiece of Cork’s Midsummer Festival Sacrifice at Easter is billed as a creative collaboration between Pat Kiernan, Mel Me(...)

Ian Lloyd Anderson (Jack Clitheroe) and Kate Stanley Brennan (Nora Clitheroe) in The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Plough and the Stars Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Asked for his assessment of the French Revolution, 200 years after the event, the Chinese lead(...)

Kyron Bourke’s Big Bad glowers with hunger and despair, prevailing upon us to regard him not as a malevolent monster but a good wolf, whom life has dealt a mean hand.

Little Red Riding Hood and the Big Bad Wolf **** Lyric Theatre, Belfast On a frosty winter night, the natural world feels uneasy, as though sensing(...)

Shibboleth Peacock Theatre *** Can there be such a thing as peace without reconciliation? That is the logic behind Belfast’s so-called Peace Walls,(...)

Cathy Belton: commanding solo performance. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

The Match Box ***   Alone in a house on Valentia Island, in a quiet sanctuary pierced only by skirling seabirds, a nervy woman pl(...)

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