Garry Hynes

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Willie White, artist director of the Dublin Theatre Festival blowing the 60th anniversary candles with Lynn Parker  (Rough Magic, Melt ), Ollie West (from  Hamnet), Grace Cathal (from Girl Song) and Sean McGinley (from King of the Castle, Druid). Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Launching the 60th anniversary programme of the Dublin Theatre Festival, its director Willie White surveyed the 31 productions and pointed out “there (...)

Garry Hynes: ‘When we lose our communities we lose, at a fundamental level, the sense of who we are.’ File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Sometime in December 1959, a 6½-year-old girl looked at a familiar yellow electric clock on top of the wireless in her kitchen. She noticed the clock (...)

Douglas Hyde the poet, philologist, historian and a founder of the Gaelic League (1860 - 1949). Photograph: Getty Images

Last year’s 1916 centenary celebrations “made a profound statement about our identity, our culture and our values as a modern nation,” Minister of Sta(...)

Top three: The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland awarded Brian O’Driscoll, Garry Hynes  and Séamus Mallon honorary fellowships. Photographs: The Irish Times

The Royal College of Physicians of Ireland (RCPI) awarded Brian O’Driscoll, Séamus Mallon and Garry Hynes honorary fellowships on Saturday. The hono(...)

David Simon on Donald Trump: “I’ve never seen a more astonishingly ill-equipped human being to lead a nation.” Photograph: Matt McClain/Washington Post via Getty Images

Television creator David Simon is in Ireland this weekend for a public discussion with Richard Ford and Fintan O’Toole about US president Donald Trump(...)

Pictured at the report's launch were researchers (L-R) Dr Tanya Dean, Dr Brenda Donohue, Dr Ciara O'Dowd and Ciara Murphy. Photograph: Kate Horgan

Women are significantly under-represented across most roles in Irish theatre, and companies that receive the most State support have the worst record (...)

 Rory Nolan at rehearsals for “Waiting for Godot”: “For that energy the comic character has to have, there has to be a dark side to it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

By Rory Nolan’s standards – which have become almost legendary in certain circles – this does not count as a classic prank. But when the PR person ph(...)

A favourite Brendan Behan quote concerns critics, of whom he was not a lover. They were, he said, “like eunuchs in a harem; they know how it’s done, t(...)

 Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes said it was not ‘logical to expect that any one programme at any one time can have exact gender parity, much less any one speciality in any one programme’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has defended its 2017 all-male programme and said gender equality in the theatre will take time. Druid h(...)

Irish Times Irish  Theatre Awards judges Ella Daly, Nicholas Grene and Anna Walsh on stage at the Abbey Theatre this week. Photograph: Alan Betson

It was a significant year, 2016, a period of commemoration when the Easter Rising seemed to rise and rise again. Incentivised by a splurge of State fu(...)

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