Mark O Connell

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Siobhán McSweeney as Winnie in Happy Days by Samuel Beckett. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

There you are, a very unpopular person who hates the art most people love. A young radical wanting to change the world, you sink into a dark mood when(...)

You might think that at a time when the young and healthy have put their lives on hold to spare those more vulnerable, “ruthless” would have lost its cachet. Photograph: Getty Images

The first thing that strikes you about the new Jeff Bezos, Andy Jassy, is how closely he resembles the old Jeff Bezos. The similarity is not purely in(...)

The band Cream are ‘the high point of western civilisation as far as I’m concerned’, Chief Justice Frank Clarke told the Ireland’s Edge event in Dingle, Co Kerry. Photograph: Tom Honan for The Irish Times.

Chief Justice Frank Clarke, presented a human face of the senior judiciary in Ireland, in a rare interview conducted in Kerry on Tuesday evening. It c(...)

The conference will also feature performances from Grammy-award-winning Rhiannon Giddens and Sorcha Richardson

Chief Justice Frank Clarke. aerospace engineer and economist Sinéad O’Sullivan, and writer and documentary-maker Manchán Magan and are among the line(...)

Jack Gleeson in Dead Centre’sTo Be a Machine as part of Dublin Theatre Festival 2020.

★★★★☆ We can hardly blame the creators of this busy one-man show for endlessly worrying about whether the finished work counts as theatre. Much effor(...)

Dublin Theatre Festival director Willie White says a business model for digital theatre has emerged during lockdown. Photograph: Dave Meehan

It is five months since Willie White, director of  the Dublin Theatre Festival, sat in a theatre. The show was Farm Fatale, a dystopian performan(...)

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Without doubt – and even when the current disruption caused by Covid-19 abates – a much greater proportion of employees will be fulfilling more of the(...)

Frances Winston (45) of Elgin Road, Ballsbridge, Dublin

An actor who struck her head on a stage as she took directions from her director during rehearsals for Macbeth has settled a €60,000 claim for damages(...)

Conor Reid’s Words to That Effect podcast draws on academic texts but is completely accessible

It is rare enough to find a good listen touching upon such diverse genres of fiction from steampunk and transhumanism to pulp fiction and Sherlock, bu(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

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