Pillow Queens: playing the Other Voices virtual event

The country begins opening up again next week, but the immediate future of the arts and entertainment sectors remains shrouded in uncertainty. Museums(...)

Culture Night 2020, which will be held on September 18th, will comprise of physical and online events. Photograph: Twitter

The strangest of years for the arts is to have some familiarity at last, with Culture Night 2020 set to take place on Friday September 18th. Having s(...)

Minister for Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan.  There is a legitimate fear that when it comes to crunch time in political negotiations and budgetary discussions, high-flown words about the importance of the arts are swiftly forgotten. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

As the country cautiously starts to emerge from lockdown, with restrictions gradually being incrementally lifted on various activities, the airwaves a(...)

Grafton street

Will it be July or September? Whenever it is, it will be to a much changed world. In China, normality is creeping back. Shops are reopening. Pe(...)

Kay Redfield Jamison: ‘We need more people – doctors, lawyers and other professionals – to talk about their experiences of living with bipolar disorder.’

It’s not often that medical professionals share their personal experience of illness and it’s even rarer that they would share their experience of men(...)

Irish-born Stanley Townsend will perform Incantata next month at the Galway Arts Festival. Photograph: Cyril Byrne / The Irish Times

“Incantata” means enchanted, spellbound, bewitched, in thrall to, beguiled by. It’s the title of a long poem by Paul Muldoon, which he wrote in memory(...)

There are ambitious plans to develop the area as a literary hub, with a major new Central Library, designed by Grafton Architects

From the Mansion House to City Hall, Leinster House to Charlemont House, you can see the shifts of ambition and power in the shape of Dublin city. Whi(...)

Spoiled for priorities: Heather Humphreys receives her seal of office from the President. Photograph: Alan Betson

What do we know about Heather Humphreys, the new Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht? She knows about credit unions, she lives on a farm (...)

Edna O’Brien. Photograph: Eamonn McCabe/Getty

Writer Edna O’ Brien (above), musician Christy Moore, and former rugby International Tony Ward are some of the well-known personalities who reveal (...)

Singer songwriter Paul Simon onstage at the National Concert Hall, Dublin, with fellow artists prior to the Seamus Heaney tribute in association with Poetry Ireland and Dublin City Council as part of One City One Book. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

On Wednesday, April 23rd, Poetry Ireland and Dublin City Council hosted a magnificent event in the National Concert Hall to commemorate and celebrate (...)

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