Grace Dyas

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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 (...)

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(...)

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