Kevin Barry

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 ‘Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope’, starring Nika McGuigan (left) and Seána Kerslake, was awarded €250,000 by the BAI for its second series on RTÉ2.

TV3’s next Irish-produced drama will be a six-part crime series called Darklands made for the channel by Parallel Films, according to the new list of (...)

 Small Town Portraits. Courtesy of The Dennis Dinneen Archive

Small Town Portraits – Dennis Dinneen Gallery 1, Douglas Hyde Gallery, Trinity College, Dublin. Until May 27 ***** Dennis Dinneen was a publican, (...)

Rarely-heard music: Pianist Úna Hunt and friends resurrected forgotten music  under the title ‘Recollections of Ireland’

Who were the Irish composers of the 19th century? At the end of his History of Irish Music, published in 1905, WH Grattan Flood apologised for dealing(...)

Siobhán McSweeney and Shane Casey star in  Autumn Royal. Photograph: Darragh Kane

★★★★ Everyman, Cork A Babel tower of washing machines confronts the audience at Autumn Royal, Kevin Barry’s deliberately confined new play. The s(...)

Kevin Barry on May and Timothy (Siobhán McSweeney and Shane Casey, above) the protagonists of Autumn Royal: “I really like them. It’s because their situation is so devastating. There is never a solution that’s workable in this kind of situation”

It’s a bustling afternoon, and in the heave of motion, clink and chatter of a Dublin hotel bar, Kevin Barry is having some difficulty finding a place(...)

  John Lennon. Photograph: Getty Images

Cruising what used to be called the Information Superhighway recently, I took a wrong turn somewhere and found myself briefly lost on a weird section (...)

The seven Irish books on the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award longlist

Seven Irish writers feature on the longlist for the 2017 International Dublin Literary Award, the world’s most valuable annual literary fiction prize(...)

Photograph: Diego Tuson AFP/Getty Images

The late Leonard Cohen was not much associated with the concept of “crack”, in the Irish sense of that term. But as people who attended any of his glo(...)

Bobby Molloy photographed in 2000 at a press briefing regarding the deregulation of the taxi industry. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Bobby Molloy, who has died aged 80, experienced more ups and downs in politics than probably any other politician of his generation. His political c(...)

The viewing tower in Smithfield Square, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few weeks ago I awoke to a radio report that a violent incident had happened in “Kevin Barry House in north inner city Dublin”. That was all listen(...)

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