Bernard Shaw

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When the curtain came down on Our New Girl, did it come down on innovative programming along with it? Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

One billion years ago, before the advent of TikTok musicals and streamed monologues on YouTube, plays were staged in buildings called theatres. It’s d(...)

The Johnny Ronan site on the corner of Tara Street and the quays. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

At the beginning of 2020, it felt as if new hotels were springing out of the ground in Dublin like daffodils. A long tourism boom had spurred plans fo(...)

Vaccination against Covid-19 has been developed and is being tested. File photograph: iStock

In 1944, a somewhat cranky old man wrote a long letter to The Irish Times in which he gave out about “the dangerous and grossly unscientific operation(...)

There is no denying that a sense of the preposterous drifts around Bono like dry ice. But the interesting question is: so what? Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

BONO TURNS 60 on Sunday. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO ASK WHAT IT IS THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST FAMOUS IRISHMAN OF THE PAST CENTURY After he had become a (...)

The National Public Health Emergency Team: neither elected representatives nor the media have access to the meetings of by far the most influential body in the management of the crisis. Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

In July 1915, patriotic fervour was at fever pitch in Britain. Criticism of the conduct of the Great War was close to treason. But Bernard Shaw insist(...)

Grand Canal, Portobello, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What’s so good about it? Not for nothing is Portobello regarded as one of the most desirable (and priciest) city neighbourhoods in Dublin. “Hipsteria(...)

  Lilly Singh: the boring bastion of late night US TV chat shows does something interesting. Photograph:  Robyn Beck/AFP/Getty Images

What’s hot Bernard Shaw 2.0 Bodytonic opening a new bar on Dublin’s north side On Becoming a God in Central Florida Kirsten Dunst helming this new (...)

Councillors on Monday night voted to initiate a change to the city development plan to limit hotels. Photograph: iStock

Dublin is facing a shortfall of more than 1,000 hotel rooms Fáilte Ireland has said, despite calls by Dublin city councillors for a curb on hotel cons(...)

Independent councillor Mannix Flynn suggested a motion had been introduced to facilitate the ‘commercial friends’ of some councillors but he later withdrew the comment. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dublin city councillors have voted to limit the number of hotels being built in the city to halt the “increasing erosion of cultural life and space”, (...)

Louise Bruton: 'I have to make compromises when it comes to socialising in so-called protected buildings.' Photograph: Aidan Crawley

If you haven’t noticed already, Dublin is reinventing itself. To keep up with the Silicon giants flooding the docks and to entertain the increasing nu(...)

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