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John Doran (Finbar Lowe) and Caitríona Ennis (Emer Hackett) in The Fall of the Second Republic. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

What if you could step back in time? Things might well turn out to have be worse. The Fall of the Second Republic, the new play from Corn Exchange, br(...)

The library at Maynooth University

Outsourcing group Mount Charles has picked up an estimated €10 million contract to provide food and drink services to Maynooth University. The deal w(...)

Broadcaster Bláthnaid Treacy preparing for the official programme launch of Galway 2020, European Capital of Culture in Eyre Square, Galway. Photograph:  Aengus McMahon

If you agree with Plato that a good start is half the battle, you’d be worried for Galway 2020. Quoted in different ways since 400BC, the Greek philos(...)

Derbhle Crotty and Garry Hynes before rehearsal for The Cherry Orchard, a Druid production

Power comes in many forms. There is physical power, inherited power, seized power. There is the extraordinary and frequently unexpected power of stron(...)

Hansel and Gretel: Amelie Metcalfe, Ronan Millar and Raymond Keane in the INO, Theatre Lovett and Abbey Theatre production. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

HANSEL AND GRETEL Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ The Forest Edge Hotel replaces the Grimm fairy tale’s little house, and the children get lost in the Ha(...)

Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan launches this year’s Culture Night; the Arts Council is taking on responsibility for the event. Photograph: Tom Honan

From housing to health, Ireland’s next government has big issues to tackle, but the slow erosion of our arts and culture probably won’t be on their li(...)

Chris Messina at the 76th Annual Golden Globe Awards in January 2019 in Beverly Hills, California. Photograph: Daniele Venturelli/WireImage.

Chris Messina is a nice guy. Not of the disingenuous syndrome variety. But an actual, real world nice guy with nice things to say.  His sometime (...)

Irish Museum of Modern Art at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham in Dublin. Photograph: George Munday/Design Pics/Perspectives/Getty

For anyone who ever thought that arts and culture were elitist pastimes, think again. Seasoned savers know that you can get culturally rich on the tig(...)

Herself stars Clare Dunne, who is alo co-writer, and is directed by Phyllida Lloyd. Photograph: Courtesy of Sundance Institute.

The Irish film Herself has premiered to breathlessly positive notices at the Sundance Film Festival in Utah. Mention has already been made of the 2021(...)

Writer and comedian Tara Flynn will feature at a Nollaig na mBan event on Monday evening in Epic, the Irish Emigration Museum in the Dublin city centre CHQ building.  Photograph:  Ruth Connolly

Events to celebrate Nollaig na mBan, or women’s Christmas, will take place across the country on Monday. Known also as Little Christmas, Nollaig na m(...)

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