Samuel Beckett

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Co-artistic directors of Pan Pan Theatre Gavin Quinn and Aedín Cosgrove

When did you last cry? Aedín: You’re always crying. You were crying in the rehearsal room the other day. Gavin: No I wasn’t! Aedín: It was close. T(...)

 George Mitchell at  an event to mark the 20th anniversary of the Belfast  Agreement at Queen’s University, Belfast, on April 10th, 2018. Photograph:   Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Donald Trump was out of town this week, escaping to Mar-a-Lago in Florida to sit out the political controversies that continue to engulf his presidenc(...)

Wickedly good: Matilda the Musical at the  Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Matilda the Musical Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Ends April 28th, 7.30pm (Mats 2.30pm) €25-€73 bordgaisenergytheatre.ie When the Royal Shakespe(...)

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk told UCD Law Society students that he was a fan of Conor McGregor. Photograph: PA

Thousands of people are looking to a post-Brexit future for the Northern Ireland peace process with “concern and anxiety”, European Council president (...)

There are people who Trinity won’t forget: alumni who are raised as examples, from the politicians - Leo Varadkar, Lynn Ruane, Ivana Bacik- to the trail blazers, - first and second female presidents- to the iconic classics - Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The ‘right to be forgotten’, recognised by the European Union as the right of individuals to ask search engines to delete information about themselves(...)

With Mick O’Shea performing at Phonica Seven in Smock Alley Theatre. Photograph: Phonica

At Phonica: One, Sue Rainsford dipped the pages she was reading from and notebooks she kept towards her evolving novella in water, emphasising the flu(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

James Claffey, his wife Maureen and their daughter Maisie, with their sign saying thank you to the firemen who battled wildfires near  their home in California

James Claffey, a writer from Co Westmeath, lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria in California. Recent wildfires ripping through the region have fo(...)

Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

What was it about Samuel Beckett? In addition to writing fiction and plays that continue to absorb audiences and tease the imagination, the Nobel Laur(...)

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