Theatregoers Phyl O’Farrell, Rian O’Farrell and Fay O’Farrell from Walkinstown, Dublin looking forward to the Abbey show on Monday evening. Photograph Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

On the sunny evening of the summer solstice, 50 people go into the darkness of the Abbey Theatre to watch One Good Turn, a new play written by Úna McK(...)

Chris Baldwin, who was appointed to the €110,000 post last July, leaves the organisation ‘by mutual agreement’, Galway 2020 said. Photograph: Galway City of Culture 2020

The British theatre director appointed as creative director for Galway’s European Capital of Culture in 2020 has resigned less than a year into his co(...)

President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Garry Hynes and Martha O’Neill after their civil partnership ceremony  in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes and film producer Martha O’Neill have become civil partners at a private function in Galway. Druid’s Mick (...)