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 Aladdin at  The National Stadium. Rob Murphy as panto Dame Buffy and Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

The cast and crew of the pantomime Aladdin had no choice but to cancel it because of the rising Covid-19 numbers, Alan Hughes has said. Mr Hughes, t(...)

From left, Evie, Jayda  and  Callie Mae Murphy from Ballyfermot before  The Little Mermaid pantomime at the Gaiety. Photograph: Tom Honan

There was only excitement and joy outside the Gaiety theatre in Dublin on Sunday afternoon, as children waited to watch the first showing of its annua(...)

Ben Platt’s age has come under scrutiny in reviews of Dear Evan Hansen.

Cinema and musical theatre have, for the last 50 years or so, been in and out of relationship counselling. The newer medium can’t quite decide how it (...)

David Greene from Dublin City Council has been inspecting the tunnels under Dublin for 49 years. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd.

I’m standing in a red brick tunnel at the bottom of a manhole near the Palace Street entrance to Dublin Castle. I’m in full PPE, hard hat, head torch(...)

Wild Youth at July’s pilot festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The live events industry is made up of a vast number of workers whose livelihoods have been decimated by the continued closures and ongoing lack of cl(...)

Smoke and flames rise as a wildfire burns in the area of Skepasti on Evia island east of Athens. Photograph:  Panagiotis Kouros

Police went door to door on Friday urging people to leave their homes north of Athens and emergency crews struggled to stop wildfires from spreading t(...)

Flames engulf the forest near ancient Olympia in western Greece. Photograph: Eurokinissi/AFP via Getty Images

Greek prime minister Kyriakos Mitsotakis said authorities were doing “whatever is humanly possible” to tackle wildfires burning across Greece for the (...)

The Leaving Cert classical studies paper was fair, balanced and allowed students to play to their strengths, teachers said. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Leaving Cert classical studies paper was fair, balanced and allowed students play to their strengths, teachers have said. Tadhg McHugh, a classic(...)

Cathy Jordan and other members of Dervish pictured in 2019 at Vicar Street, Dublin, one of the venues to receive funding from the Government’s Live Performance Support Scheme . Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The Government is to give €25 million in funding to 237 venues, producers and promoters to help them organise live performances over the summer and au(...)

Paddy Murray: “ I keep hearing of people who I think deserve their vaccination way ahead of me.”

No, I didn’t do a lap of honour. I didn’t celebrate with champagne. In fact, I pretty much kept it to myself, telling only family and close friends. (...)

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