Mercier is a Tony-nominated composer (for The Testament of Mary) who wears his creative endeavours lightly. Photograph: Maurice Gunnin

Capturing the ephemeral and melding disparate musical pieces to create one coherent whole: that was the task which Mel Mercier set himself two years a(...)

Cellar Door: ‘It’s as if Darren Aronofsky made a film about the Magdalene Laundries.’

We should have seen Cellar Door coming. Focusing on a young woman as she searches for the child who may have been taken by the Catholic Church, Viko N(...)

Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an aspiring DJ, and Daniel (Ian Lloyd Anderson), his  heroin-addicted brother

Dave Tynan’s puzzling, wordy, largely plotless rush through the Dublin “sesh” scene groups itself around encounters between Jason (Emmet Kirwan), an a(...)

Co-writer and star Emmet Kirwan gets in character on the set of Dublin Oldschool, currently filming in the capital.

Summertime in Dublin is film-making time. With longer, brighter days and slightly better – if still unpredictable – weather, it’s a good deal easier t(...)

Inmates out: Andrew Bennett and Mark O’Halloran in The Importance of Nothing

The Importance of Nothing  ★★★ Project Arts Centre, Dublin All art is quite useless, Oscar Wilde famously declared, so he should be amused to (...)

Actor John Kavanagh at  the funeral of Susan Fitzgerald  at the Church of The Three Patrons, Rathgar, Dublin, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The actor Susan Fitzgerald, who died last Monday, had no fear of dying and had sympathised with the doctor who had to tell her she had little time lef(...)