The Plough and The Stars ran at The Irish Repertory Theatre until June. Michael Mellamphy as Fluther Good (right) and Robert Langdon Lloyd as Uncle P (left). Photograph: Carol Rosegg

Working Abroad Q&A: Michael Mellamphy was born in Ballyfermot in Dublin and brought up in Ballincollig, Co Cork. He lives in New York, where he wo(...)

Meg Hennessy and James Russell in The Shadow of a Gunman. ‘It was through O’Casey that the American public got to know some of the great actors like Barry Fitzgerald, FJ McCormack, Eileen Crowe – actors that were picked up by John Ford.’

As you turn into a quiet street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, the façade of the Irish Repertory Theatre edges into view. The former warehouse (...)

Pakistan and Ireland’s players line up on the field before play on day two of Ireland’s inaugural test match at Malahide cricket club. Photograph: Getty Images

Score at close of play: Pakistan 268-6 (76 ovs) (Asad Shafiq 62, Faheen Ashraf 61no, Shadab Khan 52no, Haris Sohail 31, Sarfraz Ahmed 20; T Murtagh 2-(...)

Gabriel Byrne reading from Philadelphia Here I come at a memorial  to the late Brian Friel at the Samuel J. Friedman theatre in New York on Monday night. Photograph:   James Higgins

Humour was tinged with sadness at a celebration of the life, work and wit of Brian Friel as friends and collaborators remembered the greatest Irish pl(...)

James McCarthy celebrates at the final whistle as Dublin are crowned All-Ireland champions 12 months ater semi-final heartbreak against Donegal. Photo: James Crombie/INPHO

Every All-Ireland has its context. Some are about finding a way out of the darkness, some are about righting a wrong. This one sits four-square in the(...)

Tom Hanks with the Irish Rep’s co-founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

In the words of Brian Friel, this is a sacred place. It is not a church, and was once a warehouse, but the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York has a f(...)