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The report says that until the early onset of the coronavirus pandemic, the Irish economy remained broadly competitive but with some areas in which improvements were needed

Irish businesses are facing into a period of “extreme stress” due to the continued fallout from the coronavirus crisis and Brexit, the National Compet(...)

Trollies with patients in the A&E Accident and Emergency Department of St. James’s Hospital, Dublin. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times.

Even if there is not a second wave of Covid-19 infections, there will surely be a second wave of crisis in the Irish healthcare system. It is not just(...)

The National Competitiveness Council says it is concerned about the high cost of doing business in the Republic. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

High borrowing, insurance and legal costs threaten the Republic’s competitiveness, experts warn in a report published today. The latest research from(...)

Facebook’s Mark Zuckerberg leaves the Merrion Hotel after meeting the Oireachtas Communications Committee. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Ireland’s love affair with multinational investment has deepened in recent years. As major investment from long-standing players like Intel and the ph(...)

The Abbey: Ireland’s national theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

IF THE ABBEY IS NOT A WORLD-CLASS THEATRE, IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE CANON OF IRISH DRAMA AND HAS BEEN WORSENING THE CONDITIONS MOST THEATRE PRACTIT(...)

Abbey Theatre: the letter of protest now has the support of 425 theatre workers. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The first substantial meeting between Abbey Theatre management and theatre professionals is set to take place this afternoon, following January’s unpr(...)

The Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A frank discussion about the lack of Irish actors and productions in the Abbey Theatre has taken place between theatre management and a representative(...)

Abbey directors: Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It was a hell of a January for theatre people, with widespread recognition of low pay and often lousy conditions, as well as the lancing of the boil t(...)

Neil Murray, director of the Abbey Theatre: ‘Many of the people who signed that letter are friends. I see all of them as colleagues.’ Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

The Abbey Theatre regrets “some within our artistic community” feel its change in production model “has contributed to their hardship”, an Oireachtas (...)

The Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards judges Paula Shields (centre), Catriona Crowe (second from right) and Ella Daly (far right) with, from far left, Gerard McNaughton and Ruth McCarthy of Tilestyle. Photograph: Tom Honan

The Abbey Theatre leads the way in nominations for the 22nd Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards, which were announced today. Co-productions account for t(...)

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