Pat Burke: a passion for all forms of theatre

Actor, teacher, drama director, scholar and writer Pat Burke, born on May 6th, 1943, in Johnstown, Co Kildare, was a “man for all seasons” (to borrow (...)

With more mask-use, the number of additional Covid-19 deaths could be kept to under 400, according to the Institute for Health Metrics and Evaluation, based at the University of Washington. Photograph: Gareth Chaney

Ireland could suffer another 1,200 Covid-19 deaths by the end of the year if use of face masks remains at current levels, according to a forecast by U(...)

Sean O’Casey’s last residence at 422 North Circular Road, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Sabina Higgins is rallying support for the former home of playwright Sean O’Casey to be turned into a “cultural arts centre”. In a letter to academic(...)

A boy selling produce in a market in Ibafo, Nigeria. The population of sub-Saharan Africa is forecast in a new study  to triple to 3.07 billion by 2100. Photograph: Olukayode Jaiyeola/NurPhoto via Getty Images

The world’s population is likely to peak in 2064 at about 9.7 billion, and then decline to about 8.8 billion by 2100 – two billion lower than some pre(...)

A man wearing a protective suit and face mask leaves a supermarket after shopping in Nice, France. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

Spain and Austria allowed partial returns to work on Tuesday but France and India extended lockdowns to try to rein in a coronavirus pandemic that the(...)

Ireland has passed its peak of Covid-19 infections, according to international modelling data published on Tuesday.  File photogaph: Carlos Alvarez/Getty Images

Ireland has passed its peak of Covid-19 infections but can expect a total death toll of more than 400 virus-related fatalities by next month, accordin(...)

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Q I feel brilliant most of the time, but I can’t find a serious relationship, so what’s standing in my way? I am highly creative and don’t conform to (...)

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Some months ago I decided to join an escort website and began to visit escorts. Before my first encounter I hadn’t even kissed a woman, let alone had (...)

Q I suspect that my husband of 10 years is secretly gay. Well, truth be told, I know deep down that my husband is gay. I’ve known it for a long ti(...)