Eileen Walsh

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The core relationship is that between Larry Marley (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor), a thoughtful republican prisoner, and Gordon Close (Barry Ward), a stressed guard

It hardly needs to be said that a few unionist politicians have, before seeing the film, already denounced Stephen Burke’s Maze as an insult to this a(...)

The former sexton and caretaker of St Catherine’s and St James’s church and school in Dublin has been given less than a fortnight to quit the house she has lived in for the past 35 years. File photograph: Getty Images

The former sexton and caretaker of St Catherine’s and St James’s church and school in Dublin was on Thursday given less than a fortnight to quit the h(...)

The Same sees sisters Catherine and Eileen Walsh cast alongside each other for the first time. Photograph: Enrique Carnicero

The Same Old Cork Prison ★★★ Cork Prison on Rathmore Road is now Old Cork Prison. The Victorian building has been decommissioned and recently replace(...)

The artist Hugh O’Donoghue  in front of an epic new painting The Wasteland (8ft x 24ft), which features in a major new exhibition of work commissioned by the Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Colin Crisford

New shows from Enda Walsh and Hughie O’Donoghue are at the heart of this year’s Galway International Arts Festival (GIAF). Arlington [a love story] (...)

Disco Pigs: Eileen Walsh and Cillian Murphy re-enact their birth in Enda Walsh’s play. Photograph: Martin Healy

Twenty years ago a young theatre company in Cork decided to take a gamble. Pat Kiernan, the founder of Corcadorca, had invited Enda Walsh, a Dubliner (...)

Ian Lloyd Anderson (Jack Clitheroe) and Kate Stanley Brennan (Nora Clitheroe) in The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Plough and the Stars Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Asked for his assessment of the French Revolution, 200 years after the event, the Chinese lead(...)

Rosie Redman and the Covey (Joseph Linnane) in a scene from an Abbey Theatre production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars in 1942. Photograph: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

They don’t make them like this any more. Sitting at the back of the Abbey’s rehearsal space is what I take to be one of the theatre’s most famed props(...)

Backstage at 24 Hour Plays: stage managers work out lighting and musical cues during tech rehearsals. Photograph: Peter Crawley

Leaving home at 6am on a freezing Sunday earlier this month, after less than an hour of sleep and dressed in a makeshift uniform of black clothing (...)

When I cast my mind back through the plays I’ve seen, different memories offer themselves: electric moments that still seem vivid but soften at the ed(...)

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