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King Lear in  a Van: Arthur Riordan in the title role. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you were loitering around Ely Place in Dublin recently you may have heard some worrying bellowing from the car park/loading bay of the Royal Hibern(...)

Christopher Lloyd in Senior Moment

It seems appropriate for a man whose most famous role had him struggling with the nature of time that Christopher Lloyd arrives for our interview half(...)

Ninety-one  newly commissioned officers in the Defence Forces celebrate after receiving their commissions at Dublin Castle. File photograph: Aidan Crawley

This week Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney, who also doubles up as Minister for Defence, received an anonymous letter from someone who signe(...)

The Greatest of These (1943), by Francis McManus, tells of how a priest’s insistence on setting up a school for the poor in his parish sets him on a collision course with his wealthy parishioners and, ultimately, his bishop. Photograph: Getty Images

Francis McManus (1909-1965) is known to those of us of a certain age because his novel depicting a priest’s revolt against authority, The Greatest of (...)

Anne Enright's new novel explores gender, memory, family, art and glamour through the story of relationship between an actress and her daughter (...)

James Nesbitt at Portrush: “I think we’re standing at a profound moment here in the history of the islands,” he says. Photograph: Trevor McBride

At Ulster University, it is graduation time. On the steps which lead up to the main entrance of the university’s Coleraine campus, new graduates pose (...)

Actor Owen Roe winner of the Special Tribute Award at the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Owen Roe takes his comedy seriously. A few years ago, on tour in the US with the Gate’s production of Endgame, he was aghast to discover during a semi(...)

 William and Kate with   Meghan and  Harry  on Christmas Day in Sandringham. Photograph: Stephen Pond/ Getty Images

If you’ve been keeping up with your news of the British royals recently – as opposed to doing something useful while you wait for January to pass, lik(...)

EuroMillions lottery winners Frances (centre) and Patrick  Connolly:  won the £114,969,775 million jackpot in the New Year’s Day draw. Photograph: Paul Faith

The first thing Northern Ireland’s £115 million (€127 million) EuroMillions jackpot winners are likely to want to do is take a holiday and they mentio(...)

Intan Paramaditha: comparisons to the gothic horror mastery of Angela Carter are exaggerated

With Netflix’s recent adaptation of Shirley Jackson’s classic The Haunting of Hill House, horror fiction and supernatural tales are back in vogue. The(...)

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