Deirdre Falvey

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Brutalist wallpaper  is probably too much for a full room, but would make a striking and bold feature wall

Brutalism may not strike many people as a thing of beauty, though there’s a newfound respect for its sometimes breathtaking style. Surely it’s still a(...)

Former Gate Theatre artistic director Michael Colgan has been accused of bullying. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Gate Theatre has asked theatre professionals “for their forbearance and to reserve judgment until the completion” of its review into allegations (...)

Maria McGrann, soprano, with pianist Aoife O’Sullivan, at the Opera Marathon in City Hall Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“If opera was a cake, for the middle there’d be some jam or something so there was always a part on the inside that gets you.” Children giving their v(...)

Lucian Freud, Bella and Esther, 1988, oil on canvas, from the artist’s private collection, can be seen as part of The Freud Project at the Irish Museum of Modern Art.
A guide to what’s on this weekend
  • Film
  • December 22, 2017, 00:00

The Sound of Music Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin, until Saturday, January 6th, 7.30pm and some 2.30pm matinees. Tickets €21-€65 The Grand Canal(...)

Music: Ann Marie Horan launches her debut Album Am I Am

Going out... Young Hearts Present Yule! Dublin Food Co-Op, Dublin Saturday Dec 9th, €16.55-22 eventbrite.ie Young Hearts Run Free’s Christmas p(...)

Wake up,  time to die. Photograph: Emilia Krysztofiak/Rua Photography

Project Arts Cube **** “We’re going to die.” It’s stark, true, and its iteration early on by Philip Connaghton generates nervous laughter. But mores(...)

Penny Ashton is doing a one-woman show inspired by the work of English novelist Jane Austen.

She’s a New Zealand comedian, commentator and writer, doing a one-woman show inspired by the work of quintessential English novelist Jane Austen, whic(...)

Icelandic turf buildings at Glaumbær.

We may have thought we had a special relationship with turf. But how about a house made of the stuff? In Iceland, turf has been used for house constru(...)

Annie Clark, known as St Vincent on stage, plays the Olympia on Friday and Saturday

Going Out... THEATRE Josephine K and the Algorithms Abbey Theatre, Peacock Stage. Oct 21, 8pm, €16-€25, abbeytheatre.ie “Someone must have been sp(...)

The Sunbed Association, a  body representing sunbed salons in the UK and Ireland,  took issue with the connection made between sunbeds and cancer, and challenged Minister for Finance Paschal Donohoe to produce  evidence of it.  File photograph: Getty Images

You almost have to admire the ballsiness of the Sunbed Association. They came out swinging this week after a Budget Day announcement of a VAT increase(...)

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