Writer Jez Butterworth on stage at the Tony Awards at Radio City Music Hall, New York, on Sunday, after he won best play for The Ferryman. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Northern Irish drama The Ferryman picked up the prestigious accolade for best play at the Tony Awards, while its director Sam Mendes was also honoured(...)

Genevieve O’Reilly: obsessed with the Bowery Hotel’s  butter beans with a seared tuna

Current favourite book I’ve just finished Milkman by Anna Burns, who won the Booker Prize for it. It’s a fictional piece, but partly based on her chi(...)

David Morrissey as Aulus Plautius, the leader of the invading Roman army, in Britannia

You hear David Morrissey before you see him: his low, slow, booming voice is clearly an actor’s projection, speaking of Rada training and a theatre ca(...)

Jez Butterworth, Laura Donnelly and Sam Mendes at the press night after-party for ‘The Ferryman’ in London. Photograph: Dave Benett/Getty Images

Northern Ireland, usually so remote on the periphery of English consciousness, is everywhere in London these days. The DUP’s 10 MPs at Westminster, fr(...)