Eleanor Methven, who won  the special tribute award for 2017, and Emma Jordan, winner of best director, at The Irish Times  theatre awards on  February 25th at the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

John Logan’s 2009 play Red starts with a simple question to which there is no obvious answer: “What do you see?” The speaker is Mark Rothko, the famo(...)

A scene from Inchicore, Dublin, this Friday morning. Photograph: Gavin O Ceallachain

Irish Water has asked people to conserve water during the freezing temperatures to reduce the risk of interruption to supplies amid the severe weather(...)

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Award were announced at a Gala Ceremony  in the National Concert Hall in Dublin on Sunday.  Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The big winner at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, presented in association with TileStyle and held on Sunday night at the National Concert (...)

Lindsay Peat scores Ireland's opening try against Wales in this year's Six Nations. Photograph: Ian Cook/Inpho

It started out as just a bit of fun, a rule-free spot of reminiscing, a list of 50 memorable moments produced by Irish sportswomen. But then(...)

The Same sees sisters Catherine and Eileen Walsh cast alongside each other for the first time. Photograph: Enrique Carnicero

The Same Old Cork Prison ★★★ Cork Prison on Rathmore Road is now Old Cork Prison. The Victorian building has been decommissioned and recently replace(...)

Irish road bicycle racer  Nicolas Roche:  “I think BMC Racing Team is suited perfectly to me at this time in my career.” Photograph:   Kenzo Tribouillard/AFP/Getty Images

Having moved from Sky to the BMC Racing Team, Nicolas Roche has spoken with enthusiasm about the move and said that he believes he will have greater (...)

Going for gold: Ireland’s Jason Smyth, “the fastest Paralympian on the planet”, wins the 200m T13 final at the London Paralympic Games in 2012. Photograph: Gareth Copley/Getty Images

“The team is ready to achieve great personal and collective success at the Games and their performances throughout the qualification process for Rio i(...)

Mark O’Halloran (left) and David Ganly in The Shadow of a Gunman

****“It is becoming painfully obvious that there is no peace to be found here,” says Donal Davoren, a poet searching for a quiet place to write.Well, (...)

Bailegangaire: ‘Nothing could be more entrancing, nor as devastating, as Marie Mullen’s transcendental performance’
Review: Bailegangaire

Bailegangaire Town Hall Theatre, Galway ***** Our first sight of Mommo, the senile matriarch at the absolute centre of Tom Murphy’s ext(...)

Garry Hynes, director, playwright Tom Murphy and actor Marie Mullen during a break from Druid Theatre’s rehearsals of Tom Murphy’s Brigit, a companion piece to his 1985 masterpiece Bailegangaire which will play in tandem  with Brigit, both directed by  Hynes. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Lorna SigginsWestern CorrespondentWhen Colm Conneely( 9), Lily McBride (11) and Ailbhe Birkett (12) sat down to read a script at a long table in Galwa(...)

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