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Children’s Books Ireland chief executive Elaina Ryan with her children Fiadh (5) and Sadhbh (3). The organisation won this year’s Business to Arts Awards Judges’ Special Recognition Award supported by Accenture. Photograph: Conor McCabe

The An Post Irish Book Awards, Children’s Books Ireland and the Galway International Arts Festival were among the winners at this year’s Business to A(...)

The Gate Theatre in Dublin.

When Selina Cartmell, director of the Gate Theatre, explained in some detail to The Irish Times last week why the Gate, unlike the Abbey, Druid and ot(...)

Thousands throng Galway for the Macnas parade  during the ever-popular annual arts festival in the city. But this year all festivals, big and small, have disappeared.   Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A viral Taliban has taken over the country. Covid-19, like many mass killers, is a fanatical puritan – no dancing, no music, no unholy images, no fest(...)

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(...)

The  Gate Theatre is to appoint an independent professional adviser to deal with allegations of sexual harassment

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar last night said it is “right and appropriate” that people who may have been affected by alleged sexual harassment or abuse of p(...)

Set designer Francis O’Connor with his model box in Galway’s Town Hall Theatre as the set is constructed for Druid’s production of King of the Castle. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Francis O’Connor reaches into a black model box, about the size of a domestic oven, and carefully begins to reposition the tiny furniture. The baniste(...)

“Nearly 20 years ago, I went to the Project Arts Centre in Dublin to see a play called Ladies and Gentlemen by Emma Donoghue, who now has an Oscar nomination for adapting her superb novel, Room. The play wasn’t all that good.” Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Put the word Oscar into a word-association test and most of our political leaders won’t say “Wilde”, they’ll say “nomination”. Last week, when the Osc(...)