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The Abbey Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Abbey Theatre is planning a multimillion euro redevelopment and expansion. The plan includes increasing the theatre’s capacity from 631 to 950 sea(...)

 Helena Molony wanted to recreate Proclamation as accurately as possible. Above: a poster of the  Proclamation  during 2016’s Easter Rising commerorations. Photograph: Peter Macdiarmid/Getty

The first anniversary of the Easter Rising was marked in Dublin, as this newspaper reported at the time, “By a good deal of excitement”. It might have(...)

Cistercian College has among its alumni former taoiseach Brian Cowen and his brother Barry Cowen TD. Photograph: Courtesy of Wikipedia

Cistercian College in Roscrea is to remain open against the odds after the trustees of the historic boarding school voted in favour of a rescue packag(...)

Cistercian College is just one of two remaining boys’ boarding-only schools in the country. Photograph: Courtesy of Wikipedia

One of Ireland’s best known boarding schools, Cistercian College Roscrea, is set to close after 112 years due to a significant fall off in student num(...)

Quentin Sheridan stands outside Apollo House, a vacant office block in Dublin city centre which has been occupied by the ‘Home Sweet Home’ group. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Quentin Sheridan, originally from Ballymun, Dublin, and homeless “on and off” for 28 years, was moved to start a Facebook campaign in late October. He(...)

Supporters of the Waking The Feminists campaign on the Rosie Hackett bridge in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At this week’s Waking The Feminists event – held to mark the year-long gender equality campaign – speakers were invited to offer “one more thing” to (...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as misogynistic drug lord Nidge: “I see first-hand how different it is for women in the acting industry.” File photograph: RTÉ 1

Actor Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, best known for his portrayal of misogynistic drug lord Nidge in TV’s Love/Hate, knows “first hand” that women actors are pai(...)

JD Wetherspoon operates more than 900 pubs in Britain and has five bars in Ireland. Photograph: iStock

JD Wetherspoon expects higher costs in the remainder of the year, the British pubs group said on Wednesday, and cautioned that uncertainty remained re(...)

Twelve cranes were located north of the Liffey on November 1st. Photograph: Alan Betson

Fifty-four construction cranes were visible over the centre of Dublin on November 1st from the seventh floor of the Irish Times building on Tara Stree(...)

Fergus Linehan was a journalist with The Irish Times from 1960 until 1999, serving as film critic, TV critic and arts editor. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The death has occurred of the Dublin writer and former Irish Times journalist Fergus Linehan. Mr Linehan, who was 82, wrote many musicals, plays and a(...)

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