Hilton Edwards

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Michael Colgan: he has forged indelible associations between the Gate and the works of Beckett, Friel and Pinter and  boosted the careers of Conor McPherson, Selina Cartmell and Wayne Jordan. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

There is an anecdote that Michael Colgan, outgoing artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin, likes to share with any acquaintances considering (...)

 Gabriel Byrne with  Michael Colgan: Mr Colgan is by far the longest-serving chief executive in the Irish theatre world, as well as the most highly remunerated, receiving €231,000. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh / The Irish Times

The artistic director of the Gate Theatre in Dublin, Michael Colgan, is stepping down after 33 years in the post. While the theatre has made no form(...)

Noelle Middleton pictured on the set of the film A Yank in Ermine. Photograph: Popperfoto/Getty Images

Noelle Middleton, who has died aged 89, was a well-known Irish actor and BBC presenter in London in the 1950s who returned to her native Sligo in the (...)

This is a house - at Harcourt Terrace, Dublin 2 - with one of the most gracious and elegantly historical outlooks in Dublin. Close to some of t(...)

Anybody who thinks he or she knows about cinema thinks he or she knows about Orson Welles. At the time of his death in 1985 it was fashionable to a(...)

 Ursula Halligan:  ‘I can’t believe I’m doing this. I  can’t believe I’m telling everyone I’m 54.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Nobody was thinking of the chickens yesterday. Waving their optimistic little wings from the corner. Begging to be counted. But universally shunned.Th(...)

From left, Hilton Edwards and Micheál Mac Liammóir, the Gate’s founding co-directors and partners, provided the event’s first focus

The relationship between theatre and academia is somewhere between an intimate appreciation and an endearingly awkward encounter. One is attractive(...)

Journalist Bruce Arnold said as an “officer of the State” the former president had broken convention by taking part in the same-sex marriage debate and abandoned her duties. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Former president Mary McAleese was wrong to call for families across Ireland to vote Yes in the same-sex marriage referendum, according to journalist (...)

Mai Geldof, who has died aged 105, was the last surviving sibling of four born to Zenon, a Belgian chef and restaurateur, and Amelia Geldof, the young(...)

Would you like a sweetie, sweetie? Ooh, it’s just too tempting: the luvvie-land of theatre being what it is, there are a hundred cheeky captions which(...)

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