Shane MacGowan at his 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall, in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nick Cave, Bono, Sinéad O’Connor, a Sex Pistol and the President of Ireland are at the National Concert Hall for Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday. I lov(...)

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds performing on stage with Shane MacGowan in London, 1992. Photograph: Redferns

Few thought Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan would live until 40, let alone celebrate his 60th birthday. At 35, the Pogues fired him, as the band who ma(...)

Top of the world: Paul Mescal’s nosebleed trajectory in Irish theatre has certainly singled him out as one to keep an eye on. Photograph: Ste Murray

When Selina Cartmell launched her inaugural season as director of the Gate Theatre last May, the photocall was predictably starry. Flanking Cartmell w(...)

Shane MacGowan performing on stage with The Pogues in Greenwich in 2011. Photograph:  Matt Kent/Redferns

Shane MacGowan will be celebrating his birthday at the National Concert Hall in January in fine style, with a galaxy of famous names lining up to toas(...)

Steps are back: Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee

Saturday, November 11 Finbar Hoban presents Elaine Mai Upstairs at Bridge St, Castlebar. €8/10 In September, we awarded Elaine Mai with the honourabl(...)

Selina Cartmell (middle of front row) at the launch of her inaugural season at the Gate Theatre with a number of artistic collaborators.

The Gate Theatre has announced details of its first season since the departure of its long-standing director Michael Colgan, who retired last month. O(...)

Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

Nearly 2,000 people packed The Olympia Theatre on Sunday April 23rd for a fundraising concert for the Repeal Project

Nearly 2,000 people packed The Olympia Theatre on Sunday April 23rd for a fundraising concert for the Repeal Project. Repeal: A Night in the Key of 8,(...)

Risteárd Cooper and Rory Nolan in Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in Paris at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Pat Red

The Belgian-born master of the French chanson, who gave his name and his songs to the 1968 musical revue Jacques Brel is Alive and Well and Living in(...)

Camille O’Sullivan in Ancient Rain at the  Olympia Theatre,  as part of Dublin Theatre Festival

Ancient Rain ★★ Olympia Theatre It is just as well Camille O’Sullivan could sing the electoral register and make it riveting. Otherwise, this ill-(...)

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