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Dr Catherine Day, chairwoman of the Citizens’ Assembly, says there is a feeling from the assembly  that gender equality is going backwards, not forwards. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The #MeToo and Waking the Feminists movements demonstrate how far women are from achieving gender equality, Dr Catherine Day has said. Dr Day, chairw(...)

Choreographer Liz Roche: among those admitted to Aosdána’s circle of 250 artists due to vacancies arising in the last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Author Kevin Barry, film-maker Pat Collins, architect Valerie Mulvin and painter Mairead O’hEocha are among new members elected to artists’ associatio(...)

DruidGregory at Coole Park marks Druid’s return with a Galway  tour until October 17th. Coronavirus leaves all art hanging in the balance. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

In all the talk about Covid-19, we may not have given as much consideration as we should to the role played by pure, dumb luck. Yes, it’s essential we(...)

Ernest Blythe: cut the old-age pension by a shilling a week in his 1924 budget

One of the most “unlucky deeds” ever carried out by a minister for finance was when Ernest Blythe cut the old-age pension by one shilling per week in (...)

This is an exciting time for Irish music. the dreary male with Guitar is being replaced and a wave of multicultural and multifaceted (...)

Dr Corbett is clear that Ireland delivers ‘some of the highest quality obstetric care in the world’. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

A unique historical perspective honouring the work of Dublin’s Coombe Women & Infants University Hospital has appeared with the publication of “Ch(...)

Minister for Media,  Arts, Culture and Sport Catherine Martin: Did she sanity-check Government decisions or was she even consulted? Photograph: Daniel MacDonald

When Catherine Martin was appointed Minister for Media, Tourism, Arts, Culture, Sport and the Gaeltacht seven weeks ago, scepticism was expressed in s(...)

DruidGregory: Marie Mullen will play Augusta, Lady Gregory

Druid theatre company is returning to live performance next month with a tour centred on the works of Lady Gregory. DruidGregory, featuring the Tony (...)

Dublin’s Digital Hub, home to more than 70 companies, has warned it may need to seek emergency funding as Covid-19 impacts its finances.

Dublin’s Digital Hub, which is home to more than 70 companies, has warned it may need to seek emergency funding from the State as Covid-19 impacts its(...)

Conor Hanratty says he found the limits of the Tiny Plays 600-word format “scary but liberating”.

When Conor Hanratty was a teenager, he came upon a documentary that featured clips from the work of legendary Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa(...)

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