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John Doran and Caitríona Ennis in the The Fall of the Second Republic Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In mid-March of last year, against surreal new events occurring in the world, members of the Dublin theatre industry sought the warm camaraderie of pe(...)

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(...)

Michael D Higgins and actor Tom Hickey at Liberty Hall, Dublin, November 2005. File photograph: Frank Miller

President Michael D Higgins and Taoiseach Micheál Martin have paid tribute to actor Tom Hickey, who died at the weekend. From Kildare and born in 19(...)

The Digital Hub claims to be the largest cluster for digital companies in the State. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Digital Hub, home to 31 technology companies, is to be shut down and redeveloped for social and affordable housing by the Land Development Ag(...)

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

Plans to sell the historic Plough Pub opposite the Abbey Theatre in Dublin for €550,000 have been blocked by Dublin city councillors. The council wan(...)

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(...)

Bluebeard’s Last Wife, Harry Clarke stained glass set in a cabinet by James Hicks – Adam’s (€80,000-€120,000).

From mice to musketeers, the rule of three – omne trium perfectum – suggests that a trio of events is far more satisfying than other numbers. This is (...)

Home: Part One – Brenda Fricker reading testimony from Patricia Breaden. Photograph: Ste Murray

HOME: PART ONE Streaming from the Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ You might recall that 10 years ago, during the fallout of a different commission invest(...)

By combining the power of 16 credit unions, Metamo creates critical mass in bringing together credit unions with more than €3 billion in assets and 480,000 members. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Much of the recent commentary on the slow death of the Irish Credit Union sector is greatly exaggerated. It evokes an almost-Dickensian reflection of (...)

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Dublin’s inner city could soon become a ghost town – or reoccupied as a living public space The pandemic is a harsh searchlight. It doesn’t just(...)

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