Abbey

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The Plough Pub, on the corner of Marlborough Street and Lower Abbey Street, Dublin, had been a popular meeting spot for theatregoers, but closed more than a decade ago. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Dublin city councillors have approved the sale of the historic Plough Pub opposite the Abbey Theatre in Dublin, for €550,000, representing a loss to (...)

Members of the public brave the bad weather in Dublin’s city centre on May 20th. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

For the duration of the pandemic, the Academy, a music venue on Middle Abbey Street in Dublin has been keeping itself (and everyone who passes it) amu(...)

Charlie Chawke: ‘Goatstown is very special to me. I think the development is a beautiful design. There are eight storeys in it. But that’s still beautiful because you’re looking on the Dublin mountains and on Dublin Bay.’ Photograph: Fergal Philips/Business Post

The Limerick man's application to develop a five-acre site beside his Goat pub has sparked much controversy. But he insists he is building it (...)

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(...)

One of Tom Hickey’s last appearances was in a performance of Beckett’s poems, directed by Alan Gilsenan. File photograph: The Irish Times

Irish actor Tom Hickey, who died on Saturday night, came to public attention in the definitive RTÉ television drama The Riordans. But he will be remem(...)

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(...)

Abbey will host Theatre for One - comprised of six five-minute plays by leading Irish playwrights. File photograph: Ros Kavanagh

A series of “test live performances” will begin next weekend in the National Concert Hall and the Abbey Theatre, the Minister for Arts and Culture Cat(...)

Gertrude Page’s novel Paddy the Next Best Thing (1908) inspired theatrical and film adaptations, including one of Fox’s biggest hits of 1933

A novel with an Irish setting written many years ago by an English author had a remarkable popularity in print, on stage and screen. Scenery of slopin(...)

The court made an order for the costs of the appeal in favour of RCL and Panther Associates.

A woman who lost a High Court case and an appeal over an accident on a thrill ride during a holiday will have to pay the costs of the appeal, the Cour(...)

Ernest Blythe: cut the old-age pension by a shilling a week in his 1924 budget

One of the most “unlucky deeds” ever carried out by a minister for finance was when Ernest Blythe cut the old-age pension by one shilling per week in (...)

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