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(...)

Michael Colgan: report states his behaviour included putting himself in too close proximity to staff and creating excuses for physical contact; making comments of a sexual nature to actresses; telling personal stories of a sexual nature; rubbing backs and placing “hand on knee while typing”.

The former artistic director of the Gate Theatre, Michael Colgan, has a “case to answer” over alleged sexual harassment, according to a long-awaited r(...)

The Gate Theatre’s former artistic director Michael Colgan denied being a bully, shouting at staff or using profane language, in the review into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power against him. File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

The Gate Theatre’s former artistic director Michael Colgan “rejected outright allegations of sexual harassment” made against him in the findings of a (...)

 Eleanor Methven, who won  the special tribute award for 2017, and Emma Jordan, winner of best director, at The Irish Times  theatre awards on  February 25th at the National Concert Hall. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

John Logan’s 2009 play Red starts with a simple question to which there is no obvious answer: “What do you see?” The speaker is Mark Rothko, the famo(...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan: Gaye Cunningham’s report  found that he had “a case to answer”. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A decision by the Gate Theatre board not to publish the full report into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power by the theatre’s fo(...)

The review had input from 56 people, which included current and former employees including Michael Colgan, above, freelance staff and board members. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The report into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power against the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan will(...)

Michael Colgan’s dual position as artistic director and board member at the Gate theatre led to a belief among his accusers that their complaints might not be listened to or acted upon. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Gate theatre: a case to answer

An as-yet-unpublished review into allegations of inappropriate behaviour by the former artistic director of the Gate theatre, Michael Colgan, says he (...)

Former Gate Theatre artistic director Michael Colgan set off for the south of France as the controversy grew. He refused to comment publicly but let it be known he had hired renowned defamation lawyer Paul Tweed. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

The parts of the Gate Theatre report which were released on Friday confirm what most people in Irish theatre have long known, that Michael Colgan ran (...)

Michael Colgan, who was for 30 years one of the leading Irish cultural figures. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

A review into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power against Michael Colgan says the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre h(...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The Arts Council agreed to support an event organised by former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan despite warnings that such a move would not be “p(...)

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