Donal Dineen: My album of the year is Sentinel by Jape. Photograph: Bríd O’Donovan
Donal Dineen: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book Kevin Barry’s Night Boat to Tangier is a comic masterpiece. It’s based around two aging drug dealers who travel to Spain (...)

Philip King: ‘We’ve arrived at a place where Irish music is being accepted’
Philip King: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book One is a music book: It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track by Ian Penman, one of the first music writers. The title itself is all(...)

The musicians and dancers perform in the same space on stage for Session

Session is a collaboration that brings together two unlikely partners: Colin Dunne, a former Riverdance star from Birmingham, who has been carving out(...)

  Martin Hayes, Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan  and actress Denise Gough, opening the inaugural Culture Ireland Global Ireland 2025 Conference Photograph: Julien Behal

At the Global Ireland culture conference in Dublin Castle on Thursday, which looked at how to increase Ireland’s global footprint through culture, one(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Maser (above) on his peers: “If I’m talking Dublin, I’m talking Aches. His street art has a graphic, contemporary feel.” Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Who is your current favourite designer? Helen Steele, who’s in Monaghan, is my favourite textile designer at the moment. She pops up loads on my socia(...)

Nollaig Healy and James Earley.

When were you closest to death? Nollaig: Childbirth, I think. And being exhausted afterwards, thinking ‘can people die from tiredness?’ James: Speak(...)

Theatre director Tracy Ryan. Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Current favourite book I’ve been re-reading Trainspotting by Irvine Welsh again. The language is so vibrant, it’s very graphic, but the way in which (...)

Swan Lake/Loch na hEala Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Feb 8-17 7.30pm €13-€30 abbeytheatre.ie In Michael Keegan-Dolan’s award-winning production for Teac D(...)

The bunting is out for the Clonmel Junction Festival.

It’s been performed in London and Dublin and hailed as a work of terrible beauty but now choreographer Michael Keegan-Dolan’s reworking of Swan Lake (...)

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