Philip Boucher-Hayes: He’s not Joe Duffy, but he’s a good Phil-in

Philip Boucher-Hayes may be an accomplished broadcaster, but as far as callers to Liveline (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) are concerned, he’s just an ordinar(...)

Caitríona Ennis as Sarah in Margaret Perry’s Porcelain

Porcelain ★★ Peacock Theatre, Dublin  Hat, a young Irish woman living in London, has not been feeling herself recently. “I’d like to be dif(...)

Donal Gallery (Policeman) and David Pearse (Leopold Bloom) in James Joyce’s Ulysses, adapted by Dermot Bolger, at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Ulysses Abbey Theatre, Dublin         ★★★ Tucked up in bed with an unsatisfying book, Molly Bloom has trouble(...)

Irish Times Irish  Theatre Awards judges Ella Daly, Nicholas Grene and Anna Walsh on stage at the Abbey Theatre this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a significant year, 2016, a period of commemoration when the Easter Rising seemed to rise and rise again. Incentivised by a splurge of State fu(...)

Mary Murray, Caitriona Ennis and  Ian Toner in Wild Sky. Photograph:  Fergal Phillips

Wild Sky Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin *** Ireland at the time of the Easter Rising, fracturing and differing, is seen as an exploding love trian(...)