Lian

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“We really cut our teeth and made loads of connections and became a presence in the scene.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

My friend Liana had got access to a space on Clarendon Street [Dublin 2]. The problem was, there were several skips worth of junk and debris in it. Sh(...)

 Campaign director Lian Bell (front) leading a Waking the Feminists event  on the Rosie Hackett Bridge  in Dublin in 2016. Photograph:  Kate Horgan

Waking the Feminists, the campaign for equality for women in Irish theatre, has won a Tonic Award in the UK. The award for “a brave and creative cam(...)

Lian Bell and Cian O’Brien: Cian: I wished my school had home economics. I would like to be able to sew. Lian: You can borrow my sewing machine anytime.

What do you think is your most dominant character trait? Lian: Probably being really controlled and organised. Cian: Controlled isn’t necessarily (...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

A New Zealand Defence Force helicopter landing at Woodend after evacuating some tourists from Kaikoura. Photograph: Chris Foley/AFP/Getty Images

New Zealand emergency services and defence personnel began evacuating hundreds of tourists and residents from a small South Island town amid more str(...)

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(...)

As well as currently working on an animated short film, Genieve Figgis   has an exhibition opening in Los Angeles over Oscar weekend.

Caoimhe Kilfeather Artist One of a generation of sculptors from Ireland steadily gathering international acclaim, Caoimhe Kilfeather had a busy 2015(...)

Many may wonder why we are making such a fuss about the Abbey’s terrible track record in gender equality . . . it is a question of who gets to tell our stories – yours and mine. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

On the evening of Thursday, November 5th, a group of theatre professionals met at the offices of Rough Magic Theatre Company. Following the launch of (...)

Almost 600 members of the Irish theatre community gathered at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday afternoon to lobby for equality for women working in the a(...)