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Helena Molony (1883–1967), actor, republican, trade unionist, and feminist, was born on January 15th, 1883, at 8 Cole’s Lane, off Henry Street in Dubl(...)

The coffin carrying the remains Irish Glenroe actor Dónall Farmer is carried into St Joseph’s Church in Terenure, Dublin. Photograph: Jack Power

Dónall Farmer, the actor best known for his role in Glenroe, enjoyed “a life lived to the full,” his daughter Orla told his funeral mass in Dublin on (...)

Come From Away deserves a warm welcome at the Abbey

COME FROM AWAY Abbey Theatre, Dublin Previews Dec 6-10 Opens Dec 11 –Jan 19 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€50 These are not welcoming time(...)

Evan Swayne with his mother Paula The National Gallery of Ireland launched a dynamic display entitled ‘The Much More Magnificent Seven - LauraLynn at the Abbey Theatre’. PHotograph: Maxwell Photography Dublin

Paula Swayne has watched her son Luke (14) play a Gaelic football match at Croke Park, and she has cheered Luke’s little sister, Ruby (10), at gymnast(...)

‘When people ask me how I’m settling in, I’ve finally found an answer that will satisfy them and myself. I tell them “it’s great and it’s hard”.’

I wander through the streets of my city, curious and learning. Finding new places, seeing old ones, getting stuck in traffic patterns that were inconc(...)

Actor Dónall Farmer

Dónall Farmer, the actor best known for his long-running stint as Glenroe’s parish priest, Fr Tim Devereux, has died. He was 81. While he was most re(...)

The original broadway cast of Come From Away.

Here we are, come from away, east of London in the middle of nowhere, really. This was once a cotton mill by the Lee canal, and is now a complex of bu(...)

Ernest Blythe (holding hat) in the funeral procession for Michael Collins, 1922. Photograph: Courtesy of National Library of Ireland.

It was no secret to his friends or enemies that Ernest Blythe could be as two-faced as the shilling he took off the old age pension in 1924.   H(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘The talk of a blue wave of Democratic voters was just that: talk.’

There is no dust settling after the US midterms. Within 24 hours of the elections, Donald Trump started clearing house and throwing tantrums. He fired(...)

Lauren Coe as Emma in Landmark Productions and the Everyman world premiere production of Asking for It by Louise O Neill. Photograph: Hugh O Conor

ASKING FOR IT Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Nov 9-24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 – In these alternately distressing and galvanising days(...)

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