Michael Palin will be appearing in a virtual pub chat. Photograph: Tom Jamieson/The New York Times

A Night in with Robert Webb Thursday, April 29th, 6.30pm, £8-£15, https://www.fane.co.uk Comedian and author Robert Webb. File photograph: (...)

Dublin Port plans to convert the old Pumphouse in the docklands into a heritage centre capable of staging productions. Photograph: Dublin Port Company website

Dublin Port’s plans to become a major cultural hub has begun with the release of five plays performed there. The works include plays about the strike(...)

Callan Cummins Matthew Malone and Mary Murray in Fishamble: The New Play Company’s Embargo by Deirdre Kinahan.  Photograph: Anthony Woods

Deirdre Kinahan’s unashamedly humanistic new play deals with the embargo placed on the transport of British weapons and arms by Irish workers during t(...)

Matthew Malone in Fishamble’s Embargo, part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

In a meeting room on Denmark Street, a pacifist train driver is describing being tarred and feathered by a nationalist mob during the munitions strike(...)

Conor Hanratty says he found the limits of the Tiny Plays 600-word format “scary but liberating”.

When Conor Hanratty was a teenager, he came upon a documentary that featured clips from the work of legendary Japanese theatre director Yukio Ninagawa(...)

Blindboy: one of the 50 writers taking part in Dear Ireland. Photograph: Alan Place

The Abbey Theatre has invited 50 writers to contribute a piece for one actor each that will help to reflect Ireland during the coronavirus outbreak. (...)

Karl Shiels appeared in RTÉ’s Fair City, and in many stage productions. Photograph: RTE/PA Wire

Karl Shiels had a way of making things happen. Even in the theatre, where making things happen, however steep the odds, is the soul of the endeavour,(...)

Fionn Foley as Brendan Galileo

The Unmanageable Sisters Abbey Theatre, Dublin. June 14th-August 3rd, 7.30pm abbeytheatre.ie Deirdre Kinahan’s new version of Michel Tremblay’s groun(...)

Hue and Cry at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

The Scourge Civic Theatre, Tallaght 8.15pm Jan 2-5; An Grianán, Letterkenny 8pm Jan 12; Theatre Royal, Waterford 8pm Jan 17; Visual Carlow, Jan 19 8p(...)

Camille O’Sullivan and band during their residency at the Irish Arts Center

In a Greek restaurant on the Upper East Side of Manhattan, a group are discussing their Irishness. DNA testing kits are big in the United States, prom(...)

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