In Our Veins: Exhaustively told, but given charming performances and admirably quick motion. Photograph: Pat Redmond

IN OUR VEINS Peacock stage, Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ Lee Coffey’s chronicle of working-class Dublin, centred on one dock worker’s lifetime, begi(...)

Emmet Kirwan and Ian Lloyd Anderson, stars of Dublin Oldschool which is on at the Project Arts Centre from December 11th-22nd

When were you closest to death? Ian: I got kicked around in town one night in my early 20s. I remember thinking “I’m in trouble here”.  Emmet: I(...)

Come On Home ★★★ Peacock at The Abbey Theatre  Familial estrangement, religious hypocrisy, sexual repression, provincial suffocation: as a wri(...)

Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an aspiring DJ, and Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson), his  heroin-addicted brother

Dave Tynan’s puzzling, wordy, largely plotless rush through the Dublin “sesh” scene groups itself around encounters between Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an a(...)

Incredibles 2: Mr Incredible struggles as a stay-at-home dad in this sequel to Pixar’s 2004 hit

Lessons have been learnt. Back in 2014, some weeks after Brazil were thoroughly spanked by the Germans, Hollywood’s summer sputtered to a halt after t(...)

Co-writer and star Emmet Kirwan gets in character on the set of Dublin Oldschool, currently filming in the capital.

Summertime in Dublin is film-making time. With longer, brighter days and slightly better – if still unpredictable – weather, it’s a good deal easier t(...)

Ian Lloyd Anderson (Jack Clitheroe) and Kate Stanley Brennan (Nora Clitheroe) in The Plough and the Stars. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

The Plough and the Stars Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** Asked for his assessment of the French Revolution, 200 years after the event, the Chinese lead(...)

Rosie Redman and the Covey (Joseph Linnane) in a scene from an Abbey Theatre production of Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars in 1942. Photograph: Haywood Magee/Picture Post/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

They don’t make them like this any more. Sitting at the back of the Abbey’s rehearsal space is what I take to be one of the theatre’s most famed props(...)

This week on Roísín Meets...  Roísín Ingle talks to Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson

Laurence Kinlan and Ian Lloyd-Anderson, first seen on screen together as Elmo and Deano in Love/Hate, are now reunited on stage with roles in Conor Mc(...)

The Night Alive Gaiety Theatre *** It isn’t a promising refuge, this ground floor flat in Dublin, a high ceilinged haven now drowning in dirt and de(...)

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