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Roberty Byrnes was arrested and jailed in January 1919

The first IRA volunteer to be killed in the War of Independence is being remembered on Saturday in his hometown on the 100th anniversary of his death.(...)

Writer Anna Burns smiles after she was presented with the Man Booker Prize for Fiction 2018  for her book, Milkman, at the Guildhall on October 16th, 2018 in London. Photograph: Frank Augstein/ WPA Pool/Getty

Man Booker prize winner Anna Burns is one of six new members elected to Aosdána. Aosdána, the affiliation of creative artists in Ireland, elected its(...)

The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

 A scene from the Abbey Theatre’s new version of Edna O’Brien novel The Country Girls. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Hundreds of people were left disappointed on Friday evening after the Abbey Theatre cancelled a performance of Edna O’Brien’s The County Girls shortly(...)

Playwright Jimmy Murphy has called on the Abbey to look into ‘allegations’ and ‘difficult working conditions’ at the theatre.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Playwright Jimmy Murphy has called on the Minister for Culture and the Arts Council to intervene and insist the Abbey Theatre appoint an independent i(...)

Abbey Theatre: the letter of protest now has the support of 425 theatre workers. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The first substantial meeting between Abbey Theatre management and theatre professionals is set to take place this afternoon, following January’s unpr(...)

What Time Is Death? Paul Duane’s documentary charts Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s project to build a pyramid of  bricks containing human ashes

A little bit of urban English magick arrived at the Irish Film Institute on Tuesday night when Paul Duane, a singular director of films about singular(...)

‘Wexford Festival Opera has long traded on its political nous and influence in the corridors of power.’

Silence is golden. But not when you’re an Arts Council client waiting to hear about your annual grant.  Each year the council hears about its ow(...)

Orlaith McBride, Director of the Arts Council said the doubling of the programme is a ‘significant step’ towards the arts being a ‘lived experience for every child and young person in the country’. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An initiative that sees artists work with children and young people will be rolled out to a further 150 schools across the country this year(...)

Arts Council director Orlaith McBride, Minister for Culture Josepha Madigan and Arts Council chairwoman Sheila Pratschke at the announcement of investment in the arts for 2019. Photograph: Alan Betson

The chairwoman of the Arts Council Sheila Pratschke on Thursday called for a separate Aosdána for the performing arts. Speaking at the council’s Dub(...)

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