This Beautiful Village: Lisa Tierney-Keogh’s comedy recapitulates the salient political talking points of our time within a nostalgic form. Photograph: Pat Redmond

THIS BEAUTIFUL VILLAGE Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ “We’re not going to bring down the patriarchy tonight,” one member of a south Co Dublin residents’(...)

Maeve Binchy: her global reach is obvious

University College Dublin Special Collections holds the papers of Maeve Binchy, a treasure trove of scripts, correspondence, first reviews and other p(...)

Family and members of the Cavaliers Cricket Club at the funeral of Fergus Linehan in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

Fergus Linehan’s funeral was an occasion to mourn “but also to give thanks for our gentle, kind, brilliant, generous, erudite husband, Dad, Papa, who (...)

Actor Mick Lally, also deceased, with Wesley Burrowes at a book launch in RTÉ.

Wesley Burrowes, who has died aged 85, was the most outstanding TV popular dramatist of the first 50 years of Irish television. When he was was inte(...)

Much of what has been said and written about Seán McCann since his death last week at the age of 85 has concentrated on his writing. First he was a jo(...)

Daphne Carroll  during rehearsals for the  play “The Unexpected Death of Jimmy Blizzard”

Daphne Carroll, who has died aged 91, was one half of a famous Irish acting marriage which in its present generation has produced no fewer than five t(...)

Eimear McBride: depicts in her own singular language a young woman’s relationship with her brother, and the long shadow cast by his childhood brain tumour. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Eimear McBride has won the Kerry Group Irish Novel of the Year Award for her debut novel, A Girl Is A Half-formed Thing. The prize was announced as(...)

Seamus Heaney, who died last month: Up to 12 writers will read from his works in sequence to mark the fact that the Nobel laureate was “such a great friend” of the Clifden Community Arts Festival, according to its director Brendan Flynn.

Poets and artists will participate in an “intimate remembrance service” tomorrow for the late Seamus Heaney as part of this year’s Clifden Community A(...)

Plate-spinners, poets and playwrights will participate in this year’s Clifden Community Arts Festival, which published its programme in Connemara yest(...)