Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘The talk of a blue wave of Democratic voters was just that: talk.’

There is no dust settling after the US midterms. Within 24 hours of the elections, Donald Trump started clearing house and throwing tantrums. He fired(...)

As Prince Harry and Meghan Markle visited Dublin this week, Catherine Nash asks, why the need to trace her Irish roots? Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

“In the time I’ve been gone, a lot has happened in Ireland. The country has changed. And so have I. I take great pride in being Irish, even more in be(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: 'The theatre community has an opportunity to be leaders in eradicating sexual harassment, assault, discrimination, gender pay inequity, and all the other humiliating, awful plagues we endure. This is a golden moment for Irish theatre.'

I left Ireland for myriad reasons. I needed to leave, to try on new things, to breathe different air, to be in a different pond with different fish, t(...)

Lisa Tierney-Keogh: ‘I have encountered more opportunity, more chances to pursue my dreams in the US than I’ve had anywhere else I’ve travelled to.’ Photograph: Maribel de la Torre

The final line of the US national anthem, The Star Spangled Banner, goes “O’er the land of the free and the home of the brave”. There is an intense pr(...)

‘We put on our armour, we brush it off, we avert eyes, we occasionally confront. Mostly, we pretend it isn’t happening.’ Photograph: iStock

It has been a tough week to be a woman. Since the moment The New York Times and New Yorker reports about Harvey Weinstein emerged, the media has been (...)

 Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes said it was not ‘logical to expect that any one programme at any one time can have exact gender parity, much less any one speciality in any one programme’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has defended its 2017 all-male programme and said gender equality in the theatre will take time. Druid h(...)

The Waking the Feminists symposium at  Fordham University

The Waking the Feminists movement has spread its campaign to New York, with two events in the city this week. On Sunday, a symposium on the protest(...)

Four Last Things: Elizabeth A Davis with Victor Verhaeghe and Justin Hagan in the off-Broadway production. Photograph: Russ Rowland/Royal Family Productions

At the dark and quiet level of everyday life the great drama of Irish society is suicide. It is the ultimate act: irreversible, unfathomable, devastat(...)