Tom Murphy

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Come On Home ★★★ Peacock at The Abbey Theatre  Familial estrangement, religious hypocrisy, sexual repression, provincial suffocation: as a wri(...)

What is your average breakfast? Lorraine: I grab a banana and eat it in the car. But at the weekends I have pancakes, it’s a thing me and my daughter(...)

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 (...)

Foyle Punt is inspired by and written with the Donegal boat builder Philip McDonald

Furniture and Shelter Mick Lally Theatre, Galway. Performed in repertory: Previews July 12th-14th 5pm/8pm Opens July 15/16-29 (Sat mat 3pm) €18-€26 gi(...)

Michael McDowell SC, for Sgt Maurice McCabe, said it would serve no useful purpose to refer issues of journalistic privilege to the High Court. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The chairman of the Charleton tribunal has said he will not go to the High Court to require journalists to answer questions where they claimed journal(...)

Nina Hynes: ‘Our sense of worth became about how much we were earning, as opposed to valuing a piece of music or art on its own merits.’

A group of Irish artists living in Berlin have organised a new festival, Craw, to explore what’s “stuck in their craw” about Ireland. Ahead of the fes(...)

Two-year-old Rossa Maloney looks at his picture with his mother Emma in a Love Both rally in Dublin, ahead of the referendum on the Eighth Amendment  Photo: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Two images came to mind over the weekend, one old and one very recent. I remembered passing the National Boxing Stadium on the South Circular Road, Du(...)

Galway’s All-Ireland winning team of 1923. Back row: Jack Berry, Paddy Hurney, Berney Gibbs, Mick Dervan, Dick Morrissy, ‘Staff’ Garvey, Jim Power. Front row: Andy Kelly, Jim Morris, Mick Kenny (capt), Martin King, Tom Flenning. Seated: Leonard McGrath, Ignatius Harney. Photograph: Ray Ryan

Galway have been in the Leinster championship for nine years, but this weekend marks the first time they host a game in that competition, as the All-I(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

“Tom Murphy would have given every one of his great plays for one short hour of that pure, transcendent self-expression.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We are fortunate that Tom Murphy was not a better singer. He sang beautifully, of course, in that clear lyrical voice so full of tenderness and yearni(...)

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