Frank McGuinness: “I love the garden but don’t have green fingers . . . a plethora of daffodils that will be appearing soon. I’ll enjoy them.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

We moved into this house in 1981. There were a few of us; had to be to pay the rent. It came up for sale in the mid-1990s, when I’d just made s(...)

NUI Galway theatre and drama studies students Mollie Ball as Maria (left) and Aoife Corry as Yerma  during rehearsals for ‘Yerma’. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Classic Spanish and contemporary British drama, Greek tragedy and Irish street carnival are themes of NUI Galway’s first theatre season, which opens o(...)

Success stories: Eileen Walsh in the Abbey production of Terminus, written and directed by Mark O’Rowe, at the Peacock theatre in  2007. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

There is a campaign, in the crumpled city of Dublin, to take disused properties and re-energise them with artistic occupation. The idea has swelled in(...)

At Winter Tales, in  Dalkey: Frank McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

nChristmas is the busiest time of the year for booksellers – and readers – so it’s a bit surprising that book festivals, so abundant at other times, a(...)

Bord na gCon faces further questioning by a Dáil committee over its financial affairs after the State greyhound racing board defended the costs involv(...)

Bleak vision: Frank McGuinness. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Some time ago, as Frank McGuinness toiled to bring a long-gestating play to fruition, he decided that some research might help. As his story concerned(...)

Seamus Heaney’s remains are carried by his sons Michael (left) and Christopher (centre) and their uncle Barry Devlin  at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Poet Seamus Heaney’s last words were in a text message to his wife Marie last Friday, minutes before he passed away, his son Michael said yesterday. “(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny arrives at the Church of the Sacred Heart, Donnybrook for the funeral of Seamus Heaney this morning. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Seamus Heaney filled the world with poetry and prose, but said his goodbye with the simplest of lullabies. Tearful tributes from a lifelong friend and(...)

Marking the line-up announcement for the 2013 Dublin Theatre Festival on Grafton Street today were festival director Willie White and actors Daragh Kelly, Camille O’Sullivan (left) and Aoibhinn McGinnity. The festival which runs from September 26th to October 13th. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

A new play by Frank McGuinness, a fresh translation of The Threepenny Opera, and a new production of Waiting for Godot are among the works unveiled fo(...)

When word began to spread about something called “the Hay festival” – planned for the Co Meath town of Kells this weekend – there were those who thoug(...)

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