Colin Dunne

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The October bank holiday weekend is one of the busiest for events, as a rake of festivals make a last-minute pitch for your entertainment pocket. Both(...)

Bram Stoker: the Dubliner is best known for his 1897 gothic novel Dracula. Photograph: Hulton Archive/Getty Images

When is a Bram Stoker Festival not a real Bram Stoker festival? When it’s really a “science fiction, Star Wars-y” Halloween festival, and “a million (...)

Greystones’ Alan Condren captured the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship in style with a seven stroke margin of victory at Clandeboye. Photograph: Pat Cashman

Condren eases to Mid-Amateur victory On a good day for the Greystones Club Alan Condren captured the Irish Mid-Amateur Championship in style with a s(...)

Colin Dunne first encountered Potts’s music in 2001, when he did a Masters in Contemporary Dance at the University of Limerick.

Deviant, playful, melancholic, and at times symphonic, the music of the late Dublin fiddle player Tommy Potts has been a keen influence on many musici(...)

Deep Dish. Photograph: Michael Loizenbauer

Dancers from 11 countries will perform in 40 events as part of this year’s Dublin Dance Festival which runs from May 18th-28th. But behind the diverse(...)

Starting with a blank sheet: David Power, uilleann pipes and whistles;  Maeve Gilchrist, harp; Colin Dunne, dance; Tola Custy, fiddle

Early birds might already know this: the sun rises in Dunsink Observatory some 25 minutes and 21 seconds (precisely) after it peeps over the horizon (...)

Enda Kenny, on his first overseas trip since being re-elected Taoiseach, said that he was anxious to establish Irish arts and culture “not as an elegant add-on” but to have them represent Ireland as a “still-young Republic”. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny, in Washington on his first overseas trip since being re-elected Taoiseach, said US vice-president Joe Biden would visit Ireland (...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny will attend a number of official events to mark the events of 1916 and the role of Irish-America in the Rising. Photograph: Bloomberg

Taoiseach Enda Kenny is to travel to Washington DC on Tuesday to attend the biggest events outside Dublin to commemorate the Easter Rising. Mr Kenny(...)

Composer Shaun Davey created the new orchestral work with poet Paul Muldoon. Photograph: Barry Cronin

One Hundred Years a Nation, a new orchestral and choral work to mark the centenary of the Easter Rising has received its world premiere. Thousands (...)

In Linger, Breandán de Gallaí dances with Nick O’Connell

Gay male identity isn’t a subject normally explored in Irish step dance. But for choreographer Breandán de Gallaí, step dance isn’t about the exterio(...)

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