Kildare manager Jason Ryan (left) and Kerry manager Eamonn Fitzmaurice after their teams met at St Conleths Park, Newbridge. Both sides are in a precarious position in Division One. Photograph: Inpho

No one said it would be easy. Just a year after their gallant rise to Division One of the Allianz Football Lea(...)

  Joseph O’Connor: appointed to Frank McCourt chair in creative writing

Bestselling author Joseph O’Connor has been announced as the inaugural Frank McCourt chair in creative writin(...)

Anne McCabe, artistic director of An Taibhdhearc theatre in Galway city. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Spring and Anne McCabe work well together. The new artistic director of An Taibhdhearc, the national Irish-language theatre, has spent much of (...)

Joanne Doyle and Breandán de Gallaí, lead dancers with Riverdance and other members of the cast onboard a Viking longboat on the river Liffey. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

In French and Saunders’ parody of Titanic, the star-crossed lovers Jack and Rose escape the stuffy elitism of the upper decks to experience the revelr(...)

Inside the GPO, Easter Week 1916. Photograph: Defence Forces Military Archives.

The myriad of personal stories contained in the Military Service Pensions Collection will open a new window on the 1916 to 1923 period in Irish histor(...)

Niamh Boyce, ‘The Herbalist’. Winner of The Sunday Independent Newcomer of the Year

The Irish publishing world celebrated the best in Irish writing last night, at the Bord Gáis Energy Irish Book Awards. More than 500 guests atte(...)

Ionia and Mairéad Ní Chróinín of Moonfish. Photograph: Eric Luke

When Mairéad and Ionia Ní Chróinín were small, their father, Dáibhí, would read them the tale of Pinocchio, which had been translated into Irish direc(...)

Phil Chevron’s  funeral procession left the Mansion House to the sound of his own version of Thousands Are Sailing, which became a Pogues classic and is recognised as one of the finest songs about Irish emigration. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Pogues and Radiators from Space star Phil Chevron’s funeral service - or his “grand finale” as his sister called it - was bookended today by his two b(...)

‘Heartbeat of Home’: a multicultural street party. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland
Heartbeat of Home

Heartbeat of Home Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin ***Welcome to a multicultural street party, a fiesta mundo, a global céilí: the salsa and the hornp(...)

Captivated by an idea: dancers tap out the ‘Heartbeat of Home’. Photograph: Jim Byrne

In a dark studio on a sunny day, the composer Brian Byrne and a couple of engineers are working on a recording. They’ve had some late nights. They’re (...)

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