Grace Dyas

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TheatreClub: It Was Easy (in the End) at the Abbey Theatre

IT WAS EASY (IN THE END) Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Capitalism is the root of all evil in TheatreClub’s coproduction with the Abbey Theatre: the hom(...)

Seahorse is a sharp and funny play about the anxiety of being a woman in modern Ireland.

Women’s day is leaking. The international day, which has been around for more than 100 years, these days sees events and campaigns starting days befor(...)

Grace Dyas: her  play, “Heroin”, co-written with Rachael Keogh,  portrays drug use in Dublin since the 1970s. Photograph: Dave Meehan

The criminalisation of heroin addicts over the past 60 years has been a “slow class genocide”, according to the co-author and director of a play on th(...)

Janet Moran in 'A Holy Show'

It’s here, starting tonight, in venues (and on the streets and on a bus and wherever you’re having yourself) across Dublin. The enormous, varied, chal(...)

The Stand4Truth protest at the Garden of Remembrance in Dublin which was held at the same time as  the Papal Mass at Phoenix Park. Photograph: PA

Survivors and their families were among thousands of people who attended a rally in solidarity with victims of clerical abuse in Dublin. The Stand4Tr(...)

The word ‘truth is projected on the GPO in Dublin  as part of a protest ahead of the visit by Pope Francis. Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay

One of a number of protests against clerical child sexual abuse took place near Dublin Castle on Saturday morning. The protest was organised by Marga(...)

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(...)

 Supporters gather at Dublin Castle to await the final results of the referendum to repeal the Eighth  amendment. Photograph:   Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

The handover period is over. The fiction of Ireland as a conservative, dogmatically Catholic country has been shattered. The past is left back there, (...)

A new Repeal the 8th mural, commissioned by the Irish Council for Civil Liberties, was unveiled in Dublin today, as the council said censoring art is (...)

Catríona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley, Phillip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke in discussion at Speak Up & Call It Out, at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As theatre artists we understand the complexity of human interactions. Our role is to explore relationships, to reflect society back to itself – and (...)

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