Fintan O'Toole: Why do we fear the ghosts of dead policemen?
- January 11, 2020, 06:00
What is the greatest single performance in the Irish theatre in the last 25 years? A silly question, perhaps. But if I had to answer it, I would say i(...)
Colm Meaney: ‘My missus doesn’t like Los Angeles. She’s French’
- December 6, 2019, 06:00
Colm Meaney may have flown in from the Irish Post Awards in London – having been before that in Majorca at one of his homes – but sitting in a Dublin (...)
House of The Dead: What to do with Joyce’s literary landmark?
- November 16, 2019, 05:00
On a freezing cold winter’s night in 1987 I was dancing by myself on the first floor of a derelict squat at the wrong end of Dublin’s quays. Debris, d(...)
Owen Roe: 'How can you study Beckett and not know anything about Laurel and Hardy?'
- March 23, 2019
Owen Roe takes his comedy seriously. A few years ago, on tour in the US with the Gate’s production of Endgame, he was aghast to discover during a semi(...)
Dramatic awakenings: the theatre that changed my life
- February 29, 2016, 06:00
We asked some of this year’s nominees for The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards to recall an influential piece of theatre that helped to shape their v(...)
From Bram to Brooklyn: 10 great films adapted from Irish literature
- February 24, 2016, 06:00
Even the doziest domestic observer will have noticed that Irish cinema is passing through an unprecedented period of fecundity. Others are blowing ou(...)
Annesbrook House: a manor made fit for a king who never graced its halls
- February 20, 2016, 06:00
Heritage runs deep through the land around Annesbrook House outside Duleek in Co Meath. A Bronze Age burial site was discovered in the early 1900s and(...)