Claudia Carroll: somehow, by some miracle, might my little play get to see the light of day?

It is a truth universally acknowledged that everyone is struggling through lockdown. But spare a thought for the theatres. Live performance has effect(...)

Newgrange in Co Meath: the oversight group  has called for the Employment Wage Subsidy Scheme to be extended for the ‘hardest hit’ tourism businesses until the end of the year.

A group appointed by Government to keep track of its efforts to prop up the devastated tourism sector has called for extensions to a wide range of fin(...)

Empty Temple Bar: To facilitate mandatory quarantining for incoming travellers,  hotels must be found, and security, healthcare, catering and transport need to be arranged. Photograph: Patrick Bolger/Bloomberg

From the Department of We Didn’t Ask You in the First Place, three pieces of advice for the Government: Things will remain exceptionally difficult fo(...)

The Irish Government’s involvement with the Northern Ireland centenary will be the funding of a major conference in Queen’s University Belfast.

It was a year in which one political entity was created, Northern Ireland, and another, the Irish Free State, was negotiated into being. It was also (...)

It is remarkable that some of the very earliest women to graduate as doctors were the daughters of clergymen. Photograph: iStock

At a time when religion is becoming increasingly marginalised in the education system, might there be collateral damage in terms of loss of achievemen(...)

Ireland’s Peter O’Mahony and Italy’s Federico Mori during a Six Nations match at the Aviva Stadium in October. Photograph: INPHO/Billy Stickland

Putting sporting or other events of national importance behind broadcasting paywalls “unfairly excludes” some viewers, Minister for Media Catherine Ma(...)

Minister for Tourism, Culture, Arts, Gaeltacht, Sport and Media Catherine Martin: Bill brings ‘more appropriate’ regulation of video-on-demand services. Photograph: Alan Betson

Online platforms such as Google-owned YouTube and Facebook could be fined as much as 10 per cent of their Irish turnover if they fail to comply with h(...)

The conference will also feature performances from Grammy-award-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Sorcha Richardson

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. aerospace engineer and economist Sinéad O’Sullivan, and writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan and are among the line(...)

Connemara in Co Galway, one of  seven Gaeltacht regions in the State. Photograph: iStock

The impact of a hard Brexit on companies in the Gaeltacht will be “substantial”, a new spending review published by the Department of Public Expenditu(...)

Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

In many regards, it hasn’t been a fun time to be a woman in sport at the minute. We’ve had the WGPA report which stated women are spending up to €200 (...)

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