Liam Halligan

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Heather: Dermot Magennis and Aenne Barr in Thomas Eccleshare’s two-hander

HEATHER ★★★☆☆ Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin If you shouldn’t judge a book by its cover, does it make any more sense to judge a book by its author? It(...)

Finbar Furey and Imelda May performing sweet sixteen at The Late Late Show in London. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ryan Tubridy promised viewers of the Late Late London Special “a different day in the office,” yet despite the ornate and echoey surrounds of Central (...)

In inviting the pair of economists on to his show, Sean O’Rourke is acting as Don King-style fight promoter as much as honest umpire. Photograph: RTÉ

Sean O’Rourke has refereed a fair few ding-dongs in his time. But even for a seasoned newsman like himself, the set-to he hosts on Wednesday (Today wi(...)

Paul Meade as Henry Higginsand Anna Sheils-McNamee as Eliza Doolittle. Photograph: Futoshi Sakauchi

★★★ This is an age of upstarts, observes a man in the crowd early in Pygmalion, where anyone can become somebody else as long as telltale signs of (...)

Noelle Brown and Billie Traynor

Bewley’s Cafe Theatre, Dublin ***   It takes a particular confidence, and more than a little nerve, for a writer to invite compa(...)

At the Kilkenomics Optimistic Economics Brunch Show in Kilkenny yesterday were (from left) Bill Black, Louise Cooper and Peter Antonioni. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

“Leave the jokes alone!” warns comedian Karl Spain, after former US banking regulator Bill Black upstages him with a gag on the Friday night of Kilken(...)

Seamus Whelan and Conor Scott in Scabs

Scabs Theatre Upstairs, Dublin***One of the risks any period drama faces, ironically, is in treating its protagonists as historical figures – characte(...)