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In Dublin, we are lucky enough to have a herd of wild fallow deer roaming free in the Phoenix Park. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/The Irish Times

When one is young and full of vim, there are things that you are sure you will never resort to in life. “I’ll never get too old for dancing on a Tuesd(...)

Phillip McMahon and Rachel O’Riordan’s  new play, ‘Come on Home’, runs in the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage  from July 13th to August 4th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 20 years ago, the writer and director Phillip McMahon took a year out to travel, to discover and to party. For a young gay man of 20, it was a (...)

The Irish language  derives from a world in which the unseen is as real as the seen. Photograph: Istock

What if we’ve been looking at Irish through the wrong lens all these years? Rather than it being a subject that causes heartache in schools might it a(...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

The Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan with Garry Hynes, Druid Theatre at the launch of the  gender policies of 10 Irish theatre organisations. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Gate Theatre has made dramatic strides in increasing the number of women employed over the past two years, according to a gender equality report i(...)

Writer Sonya Kelly: 'I’ve always been so seduced by beautiful dialogue.' Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sitting on a geometric hotel sofa, among the marble and leather indicators of contemporary minimalism, the writer and performer Sonya Kelly offers som(...)

Stephen Swift: In a world where ego can dominate, Swift seemed to steer a path straddling decency and talent.

Stephen Swift Born: December 22nd, 1973 Died: June 5th, 2018 For an actor, especially an ensemble actor, the quality of the person often feeds into(...)

Ciarán Bermingham and Cora Fenton star in ’Fred and Alice’

Ulysses Abbey Theatre; Dublin; Ends July 21st; 7.30pm; €13-€45; abbeytheatre.ie Tucked up in bed with an unsatisfying book, Molly Bloom has troub(...)

Tremble Tremble, Jesse Jones, installation view, Project Arts Centre

Jesse Jones: Tremble Tremble ★ ★ ★ ★ Project Arts Centre, Temple Bar, Dublin The title, and to a large extent the spirit of Jesse Jones’s Trembl(...)

Arts Council chairwoman Sheila Pratschke,  Minister for Arts Josepha Madigan and Arts Council director Orlaigh McBride along with Irish artists and arts organisations at the Arts Council during the Minister visit.

Minister for Arts Josepha Madigan reaffirmed a commitment to the “arm’s length” funding of arts, when she visited the Arts Council on Monday as it ann(...)

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