There are ambitious plans to develop the area as a literary hub, with a major new Central Library, designed by Grafton Architects

From the Mansion House to City Hall, Leinster House to Charlemont House, you can see the shifts of ambition and power in the shape of Dublin city. Whi(...)

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(...)

Walking in the snow in Dublin city centre on Thursday. Many theatres, cinemas and museums have cancelled events. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Your most creative activity over these few days may well be sculpting a snowperson. Dig out that gnarled carrot (if you haven’t eaten it with the last(...)

Waiting for Godot again – but this time it’s refreshingly different

Waiting For Godot Town Hall Theatre, Galway, Ends Friday March 3rd, 8pm, €22; then Lime Tree Theatre, Limerick (Mar 7-10); An Grian(...)

Amy McAllister in ‘Scorch’, Stacey Gregg’s award-winning monologue piece. Photograph: Ciaran Bagnall

Scorch Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Previews Feb 13-14 €14 Opens Feb 15-Mar 3 7.45pm €18/€16 First performed in 2016 to great a(...)

Cathy Belton and Aisling O’Sullivan. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

People are puzzling in Mark O’Rowe’s new play for Landmark Productions, a conversation piece that begins, appropriately, with a subtle linguistic tric(...)

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Feb 8-17 7.30pm €13-€30 In Michael Keegan-Dolan’s award-winning production for Teac D(...)

Look back in Anger opens at the Gate on February 1st

Look Back in Anger Gate Theatre, Dublin. Previews Feb 1-6 Opens Feb 7-Mar 24 7.30pm (Sat mat 2.30pm) So what happens when the world tur(...)

The Freedom of Roscommon is to be conferred on New York-based artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who grew up in Ballaghaderreen

The Freedom of Roscommon is to be conferred on artist, author, doctor, art critic and academic Brian O’Doherty (89) who grew up in Ballaghaderreen. He(...)

Mark O’Rowe: 'You remember that making theatre is less about precision than bringing something to life.' Photograph: Alan Betson

It is more than 20 years since Mark O’Rowe’s debut play, Anna’s Ankle, was produced in the dark dingy space of Project @ the Mint. A short drama set b(...)

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