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João Morais: a flair for humour is seen in the opening story and in sparse flashes elsewhere

What makes a good short-story collection? Without the length and scope of a novel to develop characters and plot, a story has to be precise in its aim(...)

Josepha Madigan:  setting up a performance delivery agreement for its Galway2020 funding in the next few weeks. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

Galway 2020 European Capital of Culture is to get €6 million, its first major tranche of departmental funding, following this week’s budget, Minister (...)

The Young King by Oscar Wilde,   presented by Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark

For most children, the Christmas pantomime is their first experience of the theatre. The familiar fairytale storyline, the integration of pop-cultural(...)

The Department of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht has an extra €36 million in 2019, an increase of 12 per cent on 2018. Capital expenditure accoun(...)

Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe introducing the budget in Leinster House.

Below is the full statement of the Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe announcing the budget to the Dáil on Tuesday(...)

After a major redevelopment and expansion, the Goethe-Institut Irland’s Georgian Headquarters at 37 Merrion Square, Dublin 2 has  reopened

The movie poster on Dublin’s Merrion Square carries a tantalising tagline. “Option 1: Diplomacy; Option 2: Military; Meet Option 3.” In Hollywood’s (...)

Conradh na Gaeilge protesting outside the GPO in August to ensure An Post will not end services through Irish in Gaeltacht areas as part of the current redundancy process. Photograph: Alan Betson

Almost 90 community, language and Gaeltacht organisations have come together to support a pre-budget call for funding of a plan that would help create(...)

The National Gallery is among those coming under scrutiny for hiring unpaid interns. Photograph: Eric Luke

Ireland’s foremost cultural institutions, including the National Museum and the National Gallery, are among several State agencies coming under scruti(...)

Willie White, director of the Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Willie White is moving beyond it. It isn’t that the artistic director of the Dublin Theatre Festival (DTF) is reluctant to discuss this year’s setbac(...)

Ruth McGowan: “The things that interest me are more pronounced this year. Like programming a bunch of parties, programming a bunch of club nights.”

Ruth McGowan, the new artistic director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, picks up the thick brochure of her programme and pauses before opening. For the(...)

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