Caroline Byrne

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Oona Doherty’s Hard to Be Soft – A Belfast Prayer at Dublin Dance Festival. PR photograph: Luca Truffarelli

In 2014 I was asked to take part in a theatre conference at NUI Galway called “Pushing Form”. My paper was on my own experimental work, exploring form(...)

‘I’m done with humble,’ says Caoilfhionn Dunne’s mercurial Katie, shrugging off the shackles of 1930s Ireland. ‘Didn’t I always know I have greatness in me.’

Katie Roche    Abbey Theatre, Dublin         *** Katie Roche is a young woman with notions(...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne as Katie Roche, a Waterford woman of some importance

Katie Roche Abbey Theatre, Dublin Until September 23rd 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie In 1930s Waterford, Katie Roche is considered to (...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne performs Katie as an otherworldly figure

Shortly before rehearsals for the Abbey’s new production of Katie Roche began, its director, Caroline Byrne, gave a good-natured disclaimer. “It’s goi(...)

Mark McAuley produced a brilliant second round in Norway. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

The Irish team, led by development manager Michael Blake, won Friday night’s Nations’ Cup competition in Drammen, Norway. Thirteen teams started in (...)

Stradbally fields forever: an aerial view of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

ELECTRIC ARENA FRIDAY 22.45-00.00 Super Furry Animals 21.00-11.15 Todd Terje 19.30-20.30 Broken Social Scene SATURDAY 00.15-01.15 Years & Y(...)

Guess who’s cooking dinner? Fifteen of Ireland’s top chefs are swapping kitchens  and tickets have just gone on sale

If you’ve ever wondered what it was like to dine on roast quail and chateaubriand in the rarified surroundings of Le Coq Hardi, former taoiseach Char(...)

British Airways “could have printed the passes if they wanted to”. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

Caroline Byrne had what sounds like a nightmare experience with British Airways over the Easter bank holiday weekend. “We were to fly from Gatwick on(...)

Second-year students in the pastry class of the professional cookery programme at DIT Cathal Brugha Street. Photograph: Eric Luke
The chef shortage begins to bite

November is Food Month in The Irish Times   Ireland’s restaurant industry is thriving, but for how long? A shortage of chefs is really(...)

Body and Soul begins on Friday, kicking off this year’s festival season with a bang… and a slurp, a crunch and a chew. We’ve rounded up some of the(...)

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