Emmet Kirwan

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Oona Doherty’s stunning performance in ‘A Concrete Song’

If you need a beautiful piece of art in your life, then look no further than the flinty dream that is A Concrete Song. This is the latest short from (...)

Kris Nelson: In his time the Fringe Festival has become bigger. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Early in his career, the outgoing director of the Dublin Fringe Festival learned to pack light. In truth, Kris Nelson didn’t really have a choice. As (...)

Co-writer and star Emmet Kirwan gets in character on the set of Dublin Oldschool, currently filming in the capital.

Summertime in Dublin is film-making time. With longer, brighter days and slightly better – if still unpredictable – weather, it’s a good deal easier t(...)

Thisispopbaby’s production ‘Riot’. “It is not blindly optimistic. It places resistance and egalitarianism front and centre.”

There’s a point during Riot, the Thisispopbaby production currently at Vicar Street in Dublin, that is somewhat transcendental. It involves a former R(...)

Kris Nelson is departing as Dublin Fringe Festival director to take up a job in London with Lift. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

At 23 years of age, the Dublin Fringe Festival is still a relatively young entity, a platform for alternative arts and entertainment that is frequentl(...)

A scene from ThisIsPopBaby’s Riot. Photograph: Fiona Morgan

What links Tayto crisps, Panti Bliss, Roscommon GAA, Irish dancing and Jesus? The answer is Riot, the extraordinary mash-up of theatre, variety, dance(...)

Darren McGuigan (Belfast), Aoife Raleigh (Westmeath) and Tony Mahon (Dublin) give it their all at the Body & Soul festival at Ballinlough Castle, Westmeath. Photograph: Michael Donnelly

Body & Soul gets off to a slower start than usual on Friday, the first of three days of the festival. The arenas are scheduled to open at 3pm, but(...)

Parcels headline the  main stage on Friday

Body&Soul Stage Friday 01:00-01:45 Parcels 23:30-00:30 Metronomy 22:00-22:50 Anna Meredith 20:30-21:30 Talos 19:15-20:00 TooFools 18:00-18:(...)

Body and Soul takes place on June 23rd to 25th at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Allen Kiely

At this year’s Body and Soul festival in Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath on June 23rd to 25th, The Irish Times is partnering with the Wonderlust stag(...)

Shane Koyczan, a Canadian spoken-word poet, writer, and member of the group Tons of Fun University

The Lingo spoken word festival has announced that it is hanging up its microphone. The spoken word and poetry scene appears to be booming, so it might(...)

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