Joe O Byrne

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“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(...)

Bernard Cawley   from Executive Dry Cleaners in Enniskerry said Jastine Valdez (above) had been a regular customer.  She was always smiling and laughing, he recalled.

The village of Enniskerry on the Dublin Wicklow border was subdued and in shock on Monday as locals came to terms with the reality that a “stunningly (...)

Francie Brady appears to seize the narrative from Pat McCabe (above)

The Leaves of Heaven The Complex, Dublin ★★★ The tragedy of Francie Brady, the protagonist of Pat McCabe’s darkly comic novel The Butcher Boy, (...)

Pat McCabe: “When I wrote ‘The Butcher Boy’, nothing had happened in Clones for 100 years. The story was 100 years old, and people still spoke in low tones about it. Now entire families get wiped out, and it’s gone.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Murderers are everywhere these days. They lurk at the edges of our TV screens; they star in documentaries and on the news; they loom large in the pag(...)

In Linger, Breandán de Gallaí dances with Nick O’Connell

Gay male identity isn’t a subject normally explored in Irish step dance. But for choreographer Breandán de Gallaí, step dance isn’t about the exterio(...)

John Ruddy and Nick O’Connell make a loud song and dance out of the 1916 Rising at Powerscourt Theatre
Review: The Rising

The Rising Powerscourt Theatre ****If every lesson in(...)