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Sheila Pratschke has now dealt with three ministers and has shown herself unafraid to wade into the fray when necessary. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

So is this a valedictory conversation we’re having, I ask Arts Council chair Sheila Pratschke as we sit down with coffee and biscuits in the council’s(...)

Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films Rita Tushingham and Paul Danquah in director Tony Richardson’s 1961 adaptation of Shelagh Delaney’s breakthrough play A Taste of Honey. Photograph: British Lion Films

When Friedrich Engels penned his Condition of the Working-Class in England in 1844, examining the wretched conditions of England’s working class slumd(...)

Iseult Golden and Colm Maher setting up the sage at a Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

It’s the same, but different. “Welcome to our new old space,” Iseult Golden of Bewley’s Cafe Theatre says when she steps on to the small stage before(...)

Catríona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley, Phillip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke in discussion at Speak Up & Call It Out, at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As theatre artists we understand the complexity of human interactions. Our role is to explore relationships, to reflect society back to itself – and (...)

Catriona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley,  Philip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke at the Speak Up & Call it Out event at   Dublin’s Liberty Hall. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Michael Colgan “has a case to answer” to the theatre community, the chairman of the Gate Theatre, Peter Crowley, has said. Speaking at the Speak Up &(...)

A demonstration at the Abbey Theatre during the Waking The Feminists event in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Is there something that makes theatre or other creative arts more vulnerable to harassment and abuse? The phenomenon is universal. All schools and wor(...)

The Filmbase building in Curved Street, Temple Bar, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Filmbase, the Temple Bar-based training and facilities resource for the independent film sector, is to enter voluntary liquidation with the loss of 13(...)

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This year’s 16th Venice Architecture Biennale, which opens in May, is bound to become known as the “Irish biennale”. Not only is it being curated by Y(...)

Gate board review has found its former artistic director Michael Colgan has a “case to answer” in relation to dignity at work, inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power. He denies these findings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new code of behaviour to protect Irish theatre practitioners is being drawn up following an independent review of allegations of harassment at the G(...)

Odka from Mongolia performing during the Cirque Berserk at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Venues and production companies that had to cancel events because of the red alert weather are now counting the costs of a disastrous few days. One-o(...)

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