Emmet Kirwan

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Phillip McMahon and Rachel O’Riordan’s  new play, ‘Come on Home’, runs in the Abbey Theatre on the Peacock Stage  from July 13th to August 4th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Almost 20 years ago, the writer and director Phillip McMahon took a year out to travel, to discover and to party. For a young gay man of 20, it was a (...)

Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an aspiring DJ, and Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson), his  heroin-addicted brother

Dave Tynan’s puzzling, wordy, largely plotless rush through the Dublin “sesh” scene groups itself around encounters between Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an a(...)

Selina Cartmell. Photograph: Tom Honan.

She doesn’t use the word, exactly, but Selina Cartmell has been thinking recently about hypocrisy – about how someone can appear one way on the surfac(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Writer Maureen Dowd: unpredictable enough to be both insightful and entertaining as a radio guest. Photograph: Getty Images

As the cervical screening scandal grows ever grimmer and the abortion referendum campaign reaches peak bitterness, hard-pressed current affairs presen(...)

Emmet Kirwan: 'If people think I am like Jimmy Porter, then I’m in trouble.’ Photograph: Gate Theatre

The epithet “Angry Young Men”, used since the late 1950s to describe a wide range of artists critical of society, is a term that tends to stick better(...)

Art: Nigel Havers, Denis Lawson and Stephen Tompkinson in Yasmina Reza’s sly play from 1994, at the Gaiety

Art Gaiety Theatre, Dublin; March 19th-24th, 7.30pm; €21-€51; gaietytheatre.ie Art, like beauty, is in the eye of the beholder. Take the piece acquire(...)

Odka from Mongolia performing during the Cirque Berserk at Bord Gáis Energy Theatre. Photograph: Cyril Byrne, The Irish Times

Venues and production companies that had to cancel events because of the red alert weather are now counting the costs of a disastrous few days. One-o(...)

Walking in the snow in Dublin city centre on Thursday. Many theatres, cinemas and museums have cancelled events. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Your most creative activity over these few days may well be sculpting a snowperson. Dig out that gnarled carrot (if you haven’t eaten it with the last(...)

Amy McAllister in ‘Scorch’, Stacey Gregg’s award-winning monologue piece. Photograph: Ciaran Bagnall

Scorch Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Previews Feb 13-14 €14 Opens Feb 15-Mar 3 7.45pm €18/€16 projectartscentre.ie First performed in 2016 to great a(...)

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