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Caoilfhionn Dunne performs Katie as an otherworldly figure

Shortly before rehearsals for the Abbey’s new production of Katie Roche began, its director, Caroline Byrne, gave a good-natured disclaimer. “It’s goi(...)

Donald Trump: the golf-carting embodiment of transgression. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty

For a long time the hippest word in art criticism was “transgressive”. One of the things that defined a work as modern was the breaking of taboos. And(...)

‘The best that might happen in the next election is that the Tweedledum and Tweedledee of Irish politics finally form a coalition government, rather than repeat the present nonsense.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not just an Irish political crisis. But how we vote at the next election, and what we demand from our politicians, can still make a big differen(...)

Think we’ve missed any important quotes? Let us know by submitting your suggestions here and we will publish a selection of the best 1(...)

The cast and production team of ‘Pals: The Irish at Gallipoli’ collecting their award at last year’s   event. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Voting in the Audience Choice prize for the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards closes at midnight this evening. The awards celebrate the best plays, per(...)

“If, during a play, there are more than three white men on stage, get up and walk out, saying loudly: ‘Yeah, sorry I think I get the gist of it. It’ll be something to do with their mams not loving them enough’.” Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

Literature There is always a temptation when starting university, to be a bit “post-truth” when it comes to the works of literature you have actual(...)

Paul McCartney and John Lennon of the Beatles: after the break-up of the band, Lennon and McCartney turned to Ireland for source material, with the Troubles being the catalyst

British pop music has been celebrated around the world for decades and rightly so.  Rather less attention has been paid to an almost invisible s(...)

Refugees and migrants wait on a Greek coastguard ship at the port of Mytilene, on the  island of Lesbos, after crossing the Aegean Sea from Turkey in February 2016.  Photograph: Aris Messinis/AFP/Getty

“This is the first case of the kind that has come up before the Dáil. It is a case in which we are charged with a very heavy responsibility, because t(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

Anita Reeves as Mrs O’Kelly and Jamine Russell as Moya in The Shaughraun in 2004. Photograph:  Kip Carroll

The Irish stage and screen actress Anita Reeves has died today in Dublin, peacefully, surrounded by her family, following months living with cancer. S(...)

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