Kris Nelson: In his time the Fringe Festival has become bigger. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Early in his career, the outgoing director of the Dublin Fringe Festival learned to pack light. In truth, Kris Nelson didn’t really have a choice. As (...)

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(...)

Justin Vivian Bond: doesn’t let conventional boundaries restrict her, in her art or in her life

The gender-neutral honorific “Mx” has been added to OoxfordDdictionaries.com in another indication of the amplified visibility of the transgender, (...)

John Banville, Eavan Boland (pictured above) and John Montague are among the line-up for a Yeats 150th anniversary event at the National Concert Hall next month.

Rebellion at Stinging Fly The deadline for submissions to The Stinging Fly February 2016 issue is this Friday, August 14th. In the Wake of the (...)

Emily Aoibheann from  aerial performance company Dying Breeds rehearsing in St Anthony’s Hall Church in Clontarf for  their new show Object Piggy. Emily helped launch the 21st edition of Tiger Dublin Fringe which runs  from September 7th -20th. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

With venues as diverse as tents and trees, the Tiger Dublin Fringe is celebrating its 21st birthday in style in September. The annual festival has pu(...)

Wall power: Rae Spoon in ‘My Prairie Home’

V for she. Vs for his or her. And how many Spivak pronouns can you name? The brave new world of post-gender language is a thrilling, if t(...)