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The Gate Theatre auditorium, cleared of seats to create a studio space during Covid lockdown. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

News at the Gate Theatre this week highlighted the serious difficulties facing live theatre at this point in the pandemic. Theatres (both producing th(...)

Karan Casey’s I Walked into My Head, presented by Kilkenny Arts Festival. Photograph: Ste Murray

Who’d have thought, a year ago, that we’d now be in the midst of a second round of annual arts festivals severely restricted by Covid. There was a qui(...)

Singer Celine Byrne and pianist Rosetta Cucchi at the National Opera House in Wexford

The Festival in the Air ran from October 11th-18th. The original Shakespeare-themed programme has been postponed to next year, and the Festival in the(...)

Friday Night Sessions with Fergus Sheil

In a normal year next Friday would see the first of more than 80 events – chamber music concerts, quartet masterclasses, artist interviews, instrument(...)

Brian Moore and Cliona Eogan with their children Charlotte, Eleanor and baby Louisa

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE USING THE LOCKDOWN TO DOCUMENT THE LIVES OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS, ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE  Among the memories from this never-bef(...)

Kari Kola’s artwork Savage Beauty in Connemara

“If a tree falls in a forest and no one is around to hear it, does it make a sound?” Or in this case: if the illumination of a whole Connemara mountai(...)

Tara Lynne O'Neill: 'I became an actor because I wanted to work with people. I found another family outside of my family'

When Tara Lynne O’Neill first auditioned for Derry Girls, she didn’t get the part because she looked too young. The gas thing is, her character – Ma M(...)

A view of Fitzwilliam Place, Dublin 2.

One of the pleasures of an old house is its ghosts. Not the haunted variety, but a consciousness of lives lived within walls that have seen much. Such(...)

Brothers Sean and Michael Buckley outside their Sandycove auctioneering business which is due to close shortly after over 56 years in business. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell for the Irish Times

It is a death of sorts: the closure today (July 25th) , after 56 years of weekly auctions, of Buckley Galleries in Sandycove. “We miss you more, our h(...)

Abbey Theatre directors Graham McLaren and Neil Murray, who attended all meetings, along with their team. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Abbey Theatre has committed to reviewing pay rates for theatre workers in a report compiled in response to an open letter from more than 400 theat(...)

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