Les Doherty and Kat Ballhaus, as  Leopold and Molly Bloom of James Joyce’s Ulysses, prepare for Bloomsday Festival 2021, on Sandymount Strand, Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson

What’s happening on June 16th? It’s Bloomsday, when James Joyce devotees celebrate his novel Ulysses. Remind me why that is Joyce’s enormous, ground-(...)

Ruby O’Brien: ‘When I was growing up, I never knew what transgender meant. I only knew what being gay meant.’ Photograph: Joanne O'Brien

Gay Travellers are a minority within a minority. Ruby, who is trans, faces another level of prejudice Imagine a world where you live in fear, an(...)

The workforce at the Ford motor company in Cork

RTÉ catches a lot of flack over the uneven quality of its scripted drama and comedy but one genre at which the broadcaster has long excelled are docum(...)

Des Cahill: the likeable sports presenter seems a little lost on RTÉ Radio 1’s Des’s Island Discs

At a time when those who still have a job need to adopt new work practices, even household name presenters find themselves obliged to operate outside (...)

Katherine Lynch: “I love watching new comedians, and there’s an up-and-coming one called Josephine McCaffrey who’s good.”

Current favourite book I’m in the Pat Kenny Eason Book Club on Newstalk, with my lovely friend Brian Kennedy and Mary O’Rourke. It means I read books(...)

Katherine Lynch and Margaret Browne (right) launch Alone’s  “Have a Laugh for Loneliness this Christmas” campaign in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin on Tuesday, November 27th Photograph: Arthur Carron

“What did the hen say to the scrambled egg? Oh you crazy mixed up kid,” joked comedian Katherine Lynch at the launch of Alone’s Have a Laugh for Lonel(...)

Madhouse: PJ Gallagher’s mother cared for several men with schizophrenia. Photograph: Rory Murphy

MADHOUSE Abbey Theatre, Peacock stage ★★★★ You don’t have to be schizophrenic to live in Bobby’s house, but it helps. Based on the childhood reminisc(...)

Takes on female sexuality and sexual experiences feature in a number of shows in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which is launched tonight (Wed Ju(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Paul Brady: will join a formerly homeless man, Danny Bracken, on stage at Rock against Homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rock Against Homelessness takes place in the Olympia Theatre on Friday, April 7th, and will feature Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Delorentos, The Blizzard(...)

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