“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

Emmet Byrne, Úna Kavanagh, Aoibhínn McGinnity, Patrick Ryan and Aidan Kelly in the Corn Exchange production of ‘The Misfits’ at Smock Alley Theatre as part of Dublin Theatre Festival. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

We are a long way from Reno. On an Autumn afternoon in Ranelagh the sun is coming through the high windows at an angle to dazzle the eye. Annie Ryan, (...)

Moth to a flame: Dermot Murphy iin The Drummer and the Keeper

After years at the front of the Fat Lady Sings and more years making lucrative commercials, Nick Kelly wanders into risky territory for his debut feat(...)

Bridget,  a wound-up, chain-smoking housewife with glasses as big as two television sets, and Eamon, an incompetent, sour, mean simpleton

“I’ve never told this to anyone in my whole life,” says Eamon, fixing a brand new acquaintance with his customary dead-eyed stare, “but . . . I like y(...)

Ben Forster (right) and Aoibhinn McGinnity (top) with cast members of Elf at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Review: Elf

Elf the MusicalBord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin **It’s always something of a worry when Christmas stories feature cynical adults who don’t believe in (...)

Aoibhinn McGinnity and Ben Forster at the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

A journey of elf discovery may seem unlikely for the first lady of the Irish criminal underworld, but when Love/Hate’s Aoibhinn McGinnity swaps Dub(...)

Behind bars: Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt as Bates  and Anna in Downton Abbey

It has been recommissioned for a sixth series – and why wouldn’t it when the viewing figures are so huge? It’s as much a cultural phenomenon as a t(...)

We’re all (well, nearly a million of us) familiar with their characters – Gavin, Trish and Kellie – from the RTÉ series Love/Hate, but for this Christ(...)

Boxed in: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in last weekend’s Love/Hate finale

Such was the hype ahead of the finale of Love/Hate (RTÉ One, Sunday) that Stuart Carolan, its writer, and David Caffrey, its director, could have deli(...)

Love/Hate Series 4 Episode 6 - Fran (Peter Coonan) attacks Andrew (Peter O’ Meara). Image via RTÉ.

The first episode of this fourth series of Love/Hate was so promising. Gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) was paranoid and with reason; there was co(...)

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