A stained-glass window by Harry Clarke depicting St Brendan in the Church of the Assumption, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ninety years ago this week (January 6th), in a remote Alpine village in Switzerland, one of the most gifted stained-glass artists in the world passed (...)

Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly: Peter Pan, at Cork Opera House last Christmas. Photograph: John Allen/COH

Panto season is a bit different this year, with productions either moving online or, in a few innovative cases, switching to a drive-in format. All th(...)

Abbey Theatre directors Graham McLaren and Neil Murray: Calling on the Government to “look again at the reopening of theatres both in light of our readiness and for the mental health and wellbeing of theatre-goers”. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Irish theatre community has called on the Government to reconsider its plans to keep theatres closed, with the decision to keep them shut being de(...)

Police stand by the Little Mermaid statue in Copenhagen, Denmark, after it was vandalised. Photograph: Mads Claus Rasmussen/Ritzau Scanpix via AP

Denmark woke up on Friday to the words “racist fish” scrawled across the base of the Little Mermaid, the bronze statue honouring Hans Christian Anders(...)

Louise Ní Chríodáin’s daughters Evie and Neasa. Photograph: Louise Ní Chríodáin

When our daughters were younger, two December traditions heralded that Christmas was imminent: they were photographed by their dad – Santa hats essent(...)

The cold never bothered her anyway

Almost nobody saw it coming. Released in 2013, Disney’s Frozen was expected to do the same sort of business as predecessors such as Tangled and B(...)

Sarah McIntyre’s Pictures Mean Business. Pictures “make stories come alive for children. When children pull a book off the shelf that they can’t read yet, they choose the book for the pictures.” Illustration: Sara McIntyre

In January, leading industry magazine The Bookseller published a chart listing the top 20 illustrators in the UK in 2018. Tony Ross, who has created t(...)

 The leading players of the Tivoli’s Snow White and the Adventures of Sammy Sausages and Buffy

Snow White and the Adventures of Sammy Sausages & Buffy Tivoli Theatre, Dublin Until Jan 13th At any other point in the year, a radical reinterpr(...)

   The Surface Breaks author Louise O’Neill. Her new book   takes the darkness and misogyny of Hans Christian Andersen’s Little Mermaid and brings it to the surface

It says something about President Michael D Higgins that he’s inspired not one but two successful picture books. Following the enormously popular The (...)

Kate Bush will release a book of lyrics, called How To Be Invisible, this month.

When Kate Bush released Wuthering Heights as her debut single in 1978, it did not happen without a fight. She supposedly railed against her record lab(...)

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