Jimmy Gralton

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The show suggests that dancing really is Gralton’s cure for everything

At an early point in this handsome, lively and sonorous stage adaptation of Ken Loach’s recent film, one character relates an anecdote that is nowhere(...)

Jimmy’s Hall is a theatrical adaption of the screenplay written by Paul Laverty for the 2014 Ken Loach film.

The Abbey Theatre will stage its first ever premiere outside Dublin when it hosts Jimmy’s Hall in Co Leitrim. The play about Jimmy Gralton, the only(...)

Jimmy Gralton: suspected of being a Communist and was denounced by the Catholic Church

President Michael D Higgins has said that an apology is due to Jimmy Gralton the only Irish person deported by an Irish government. Speaking as he u(...)

Kieran Quinn is on a mission to find pianos. The former GAA county player, who helped Sligo win the Connacht final in 2007, is now perhaps even better(...)

Striking Arigna miners walking to Carrick-on-Shannon, January 1969. Photograph:  Brendan Flynn

What’s history, he said I’ll tell you what it is History is the other man’s story The man who owned the pit Not the story of the likes of us Who w(...)

 March in summer: participating in the 2013 Gay Pride Parade in Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

The alfresco meal BIZARRE BLOOMSDAY BRUNCH Happenings, the organiser of pop-up events in Dublin and Limerick, is putting on a tea party(...)

Eight years after winning the Palme d’Or at Cannes with The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Ken Loach, unstoppable director, and Paul Laverty, his regula(...)

Larkin about: Ken Loach in Cannes. “I’ve been involved in every attempt to gather together a united left.  If you can unite all that discontent you would have a big movement”

The National Front tops the European Parliament vote in France. Golden Dawn win 10 per cent of the same vote in Greece. Lega Nord win 6 per cent in It(...)

Fianna Fáil and Fine Gael are likely to lose  seats in Leitrim County Council. Photograph: The Irish Times

The composition of Leitrim County Council has changed more at this election than in all the elections since Independence. The success of four Sinn Féi(...)

Fiach MacConghail: “This commemoration anxiety has been going on for a while, and will I believe end up in commemoration paralysis.” Photograph: Joe St Leger.

Government anxiety about how to commemorate the centenary of the 1916 Rising is leading to “commemoration paralysis”, the director of the Abbey Theatr(...)

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