Grace Dyas

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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 (...)

Michael Colgan: achieved success at the Gate by force of personality and ego. Picture: Matt Kavanagh

Amy Conroy walked onstage at last month’s Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards with a large elephant under her arm. When her co-presenter Claire Barrett a(...)

Gate board review has found its former artistic director Michael Colgan has a “case to answer” in relation to dignity at work, inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power. He denies these findings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new code of behaviour to protect Irish theatre practitioners is being drawn up following an independent review of allegations of harassment at the G(...)

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(...)

Amy McAllister in ‘Scorch’, Stacey Gregg’s award-winning monologue piece. Photograph: Ciaran Bagnall

Scorch Project Arts Centre, Dublin. Previews Feb 13-14 €14 Opens Feb 15-Mar 3 7.45pm €18/€16 projectartscentre.ie First performed in 2016 to great a(...)

Grace Dyas at the Magdalene laundry site on Railway Street in north inner city Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I am digging here to find my baby. I am digging to find out the truth. But the sad thing is, as soon as I find out the truth, I will bury it again. So(...)

Grace Dyas: “I think everyone should have a house. It shouldn’t be that someone having a load of property means that someone else doesn’t.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

What is your death-row meal? Gary: Mine is a snack box from the Savoy chipper on the North Circular Road. It has to have a breast of chicken, it ha(...)

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, former director of the Gate Theatre, is to sue Village Magazine for defamation of character. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

Michael Colgan, who allegedly bullied and sexually harassed employees while he was director of the Gate Theatre, is to sue Village magazine for defam(...)

The statement of solidarity by theatre women highlights gender inequality, exposed in a Waking the Feminists report published last year. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

The Gate Theatre’s inquiry into the conduct of its former director Michael Colgan should be abandoned and replaced by one which has the trust of alleg(...)

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