Jack Phelan

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Michael West’s new version of Frankenstein for Theatre Lovett is a similarly elegant re-animation, or, to use his term, “mutation”.

FRNKSTN Peacock Theatre, Dublin      ★ ★ ★  “I wanted to rewrite the code of life itself,” Victor Frankenstein tells us(...)

Stanley Townsend in Incanttata. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Incantata ★★★★ Town Hall Theatre, Galway How does an artist deal with grief? In the case of Incantata, Paul Muldoon’s elegy to his fellow artist and (...)

Lauren Coe is excellent as  Emma in  ‘Asking for It’. Photograph: Hugh O’Conor

Asking for It ★★★★ Everyman Theatre, Cork   Emma O’Donovan, a fifth-year schoolgirl with brittle self-esteem, has become accustom(...)

Drop has  established partnerships with the likes of Bosch and GE Appliances

Irish smart kitchen start-up Drop has raised $8 million in a Series A financing round with the owners of Itsa Bagel and the Michelin-starred restauran(...)

Aaron Monaghan in The Second Violinist. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

The Second Violinist ★★★★ Black Box Theatre, Galway  Early in composer Donnacha Dennehy and writer Enda Walsh’s second collaboration on an opera(...)

Riot, with Dr Panti Bliss: already breaking box-office records

What’s in a name? Sixty-nine years ago eight companies arrived uninvited at the inaugural Edinburgh International Festival. The next year they were j(...)

Sean O’Sullivan: is a key figure in a revolution in the manufacturing start-up scene, with capital, investors and entrepreneurs flowing into a city of nearly 15 million people

I’m in the Hax accelerator for manufacturing start-ups in Shenzhen, eating mealworms made by an Austrian company and trying to find my balance on a tw(...)

Ben Harris, chief executive and co-founder of Drop

Ben Harris is the chief executive and co-founder of Drop, a connected kitchen scale with interactive recipe platform. An industrial designer and gradu(...)

Drop will also sell in Harvey Norman, with a price of €99.95

Drop, a Dublin-based start-up which has created an iPad-connected kitchen scale that guides users through recipes, looks set to become an internationa(...)

From left: developer Zachary Davison with Drop co-founders Ben Harris, Jonny McCauley and Jack Phelan

The oldest surviving cookbook in the world, thought to be written in the early fifth century by a Roman named Apicius, has a distinct leaning towards (...)

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