Dubliner Fergus Linehan, director of the Edinburgh International Festival. Photograph: Jeff J Mitchell/Getty Images

Rachel O’Riordan from Cork is just about to take up the job of artistic director of one of London’s major theatres, the Lyric Hammersmith, having prev(...)

61 Dartmouth Square, Ranelagh, Dublin 6

Dartmouth Square has seen quite a lot of activity since the introduction of the property price register in 2010. Of the 68 houses – all of which overl(...)

Britain’s prime minister Theresa May fields questions of the Brexit variety in the House of Commons during question time. Photograph: Parliamentary Recording Unit/Getty Images

When the late Micheál Mac Liammóir performed a one-man show about the poets, playwrights, rebels and wits of Ireland, he called it I Must be Talking t(...)

David McGrane in James Fox cigar store on Grafton Street in  Dublin.

When David McGrane retires today as managing director of James Fox cigars on Grafton Street, it will bring a close to the “summer job” which he applie(...)

Exterior of the refurbished Bewley's Cafe on Grafton Street in Dublin, which reopens today. Photograph: Alan Betson

Bewley’s of Grafton Street in Dublin has had a top-to-bottom renovation costing €12 million, but for many of the customers first through the(...)

Friends of Dublin Theatre Festival: Fergus and Rosaleen Linehan in 2000. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Since my father, Fergus Linehan, died last November we’ve been circling around his personal effects and papers without managing to figure out quite wh(...)

Former artistic dirctor of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan claimed that the 2015 production of Romeo and Juliet (above) was so poorly attended that “we’ll be paying for it for two years”. Photograph:  Pat Redmond

There’s no accounting for taste, goes the old adage. But in the recent Bonnar Keenlyside report into the Gate Theatre, there is something like an audi(...)

Selina Cartmell on the roof of the Gate Theatre: “I hope artists  will feel it is a theatrical home for them to create their strongest work, their most inspired work.” Photograph: Agata Stoinska

On a recent afternoon in Dublin, which the spring sunshine had made seem for a moment like a different city, Selina Cartmell ascended, via a rust-cove(...)

George McFall, former Gaiety stage manager: “Louis Elliman (former managing director who died in 1965) has been seen several times.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Agatha Christie’s whodunnit The Mousetrap might have been running in London’s West End for roughly a thousand years now, but Susan Hill’s ghost story,(...)

Faced with this catalogue of hate crimes, it’s a wonder that any of the Galway Gaeilgeoirs who moved to Co Meath in the 1930s stayed there

They were a large group of newly arrived migrants, seeking a fresh start in a place far from home and speaking a different language from their host co(...)

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