The Lyric Theatre in Belfast: ‘We were keen to imbue the new building with the spirit of the old,’ says Mark Carruthers

Belfast’s Lyric Theatre is 50 years old. What began as a personal crusade and grew into an important cultural movement is now one of Ireland’s leading(...)

Declan Burke-Kennedy who has died at the age of 72: his friend and colleague David Shanks described him as “perhaps the nicest man I’ve ever met”

The death has occurred of former Irish Times journalist, novelist and playwright Declan Burke-Kennedy, who was also a co-founder of Dublin’s influenti(...)

Actor Gerard McSorley has been given the benefit of the Probation Act after paying €40 to Bank of Ireland for damaging two flower pots outside a Co Donegal branch. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

Actor Gerard McSorley has been given the benefit of the Probation Act after paying €40 to Bank of Ireland for damaging two flower pots outside a Co Do(...)

A warrant has been issued in Co Donegal for the arrest of Fr Ted actor Gerard McSorley who is accused of causing criminal damage to flower pots. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times.

A warrant has been issued in Co Donegal for the arrest of Fr Ted actor Gerard McSorley who is accused of causing criminal damage to flower pots. Gard(...)

Meath’s Mickey Burke challenges Louth’s  Conor Grimes during the Leinster SFC quarter-final at Parnell Park. Photograph:  Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Meath 0-20 Louth 1-13 Meath completed a perfunctory dispatch of Louth in Parnell Park, Dublin, on Sunday afternoon. They will have been glad of that(...)

Gerard McSorley: a charge of careless driving was withdrawn  at Letterkenny District Court.

A driving charge against actor Gerard McSorley was withdrawn after he apologised to a couple outside a Co Donegal courthouse yesterday. The actor, who(...)