Jim Nolan

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President Michael D Higgins addressing a virtual meeting of tourism industry experts organised by the Irish Hospitality Institute. Photograph: Maxwells.

The best memorial to honour the efforts and sacrifice of front line workers, who have led the fight against the Covid 19 pandemic, would be to ensure (...)

Macnas, whose parades are a core part of their work, receive this year’s special tribute award. Photograph: Brian Arthur

There should have been applause. There should have been cheers. There should have been hugs and kisses and jokes and a few convivial jars after. Inste(...)

Director Cal McCrystal with the cast of Drama at Inish at the Abbey Theatre

At the end of Lennox Robinson’s 1933 play, Drama at Inish, the circus comes to town. Their late arrival is not without controversy. Constance Constant(...)

The Red Iron: Brian Doherty as Dog and Michael Quinlan as Scabs in Jim Nolan’s play. Photograph: Colin Shanahan

THE RED IRON Garter Lane Arts Centre, Waterford ★★★★☆ For a play about place, Waterford obliges with an icy moon shining on the snowfields of the Com(...)

Louise O’Keeffe with the Spirit of Mother Jones award. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Campaigner Louise O’Keeffe told of how honoured and humbled she felt to become the first Cork person to receive the Spirit of Mother Jones Award, whic(...)

Louise O’Keeffe who was abused by schoolteacher in the 1970s has spent 15 years trying to get justice for herself and other victims of school abuse. Photograph: Garrett White/Collins Court

Cork woman, Louise O’Keeffe is to be honoured for her work campaigning for justice for victims of child sexual abuse in Irish schools when she receive(...)

The Red Iron, a new play by Jim Nolan, is at the Garter Lane Theatre in Waterford until November 30th. Photograph:  Colin Shanahan

THE RED IRON Garter Lane Theatre, Waterford. Ends Nov 30 garterlane.ie There’s a forlorn spirit and fighting resonance in the setting of Jim Nolan’s n(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

A former Dunnes Stores worker and her colleagues who went on strike for more than two years to highlight the injustice of the apartheid regime in Sout(...)

Ken Fleming has worked to improve conditions for migrant fishermen. Photograph: iStock

A Dublin trade unionist has been honoured for his campaigning work against the exploitation of seafarers and migrant fishermen in Ireland and Britain (...)

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