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The Humours of Bandon

At the Imagining Ireland concert at the Barbican earlier this month, Paul Noonan of BellX1 described the multifaceted gig as “a photograph of some of (...)

Sarah Fitzgibbon and her daughter Poppy.

Sarah Fitzgibbon’s youngest daughter Poppy was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy at 13 months. Now 11 years old, Poppy has profound and multiple l(...)

Neil Murray: I really loved ‘Derry Girls’. I thought it was brilliantly done

Current favourite book I’m reading A Brief History of Seven Killings by Marlon James, which won the Man Booker Prize in 2015. It’s a Jamaican novel lo(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters: Róisín Ingle meets the cast of Deirdre Kinahan’s play on the Irish Times Women’s Podcast

Ger Lawless has just won a million Green Shield stamps, and she has 14 friends and family to tell her how she should use them. That’s the start of The(...)

There are ambitious plans to develop the area as a literary hub, with a major new Central Library, designed by Grafton Architects

From the Mansion House to City Hall, Leinster House to Charlemont House, you can see the shifts of ambition and power in the shape of Dublin city. Whi(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters

Grief is the Thing with Feathers Black Box Theatre, Galway Previews March 16th-19th Opens March 20th-24th 8pm €22.50-€30 O’Reilly Theatre, Dublin Marc(...)

The Unmanageable Sisters: Graham McLaren favours the pleasures of kitsch over the ache of nostalgia

★★★ The easiest way to describe Les Belles-soeurs, Michel Tremblay’s groundbreaking piece from 1968, is as a play for voices. In Quebec, where its 15(...)

Odka from Mongolia performing during the Cirque Berserk at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Venues and production companies that had to cancel events because of the red alert weather are now counting the costs of a disastrous few days. One-o(...)

Ian Lloyd Anderson (Jack) and Kate Stanley Brennan  (Nora) in  ‘The Plough and the Stars’ by Sean O’Casey.  Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In 1910, George Bernard Shaw wrote a short comedy called The Dark Lady of the Sonnets, which was to be performed as a fundraiser for a campaign to est(...)

Bamshad Abedi-Amin (Bill) and Lola Petticrew (Hat) star in Porcelain at the Peacock. Photograph: The Abbey Theatre

Peep Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin; Ends March 10th; 1pm €8-€12 (lunch €4); Let’s face it, voyeurism is one of the eternal ap(...)

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