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Clifden Arts Festival: President Michael D Higgins said young people who discover they have a talent can still expect this to be “welcomed and celebrated”

President Michael D Higgins has said that Irish society stands out in an increasingly globalised world in valuing the “work of the imagination”. Youn(...)

A bird’s eye view of Electric Picnic 2015 in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Bouzon/Inpho/Red Bull

The Electric Picnic has announced a new section, a festival parade and details for its Mindfield events ahead of the September festival. New to Stra(...)

Donal McCann as Frank Hardy in the Abbey Theatre’s Irish premiere of Faith Healer in 1980. Photograph: Fergus Bourke, courtesy of the Abbey Theatre

We asked some of this year’s nominees for The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards to recall an influential piece of theatre that helped to shape their v(...)