Oscar Wilde

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Christopher Lee in the 1958  film, ‘Dracula’, directed by Terence Fisher. Photograph: Silver Screen Collection/Getty Images

Writers write about what they know, so when we try to understand where Bram Stoker took his inspiration for Dracula, we look to his own life. Stoker’(...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

The Nightingale and the Rose: Kim Sheehan as Nightingale with the rest of the opera’s cast. Photograph: Jed Niezgoda

THE NIGHTINGALE AND THE ROSE The Everyman, Cork ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ The technical virtuosity enlivening this world premiere of John O’Brien’s operatic version (...)

The Young King by Oscar Wilde,   presented by Dublin Theatre Festival and The Ark

For most children, the Christmas pantomime is their first experience of the theatre. The familiar fairytale storyline, the integration of pop-cultural(...)

‘The relationship of the Church of Ireland with the totality of Irish history and culture . . . can only become more complex as we approach the commemoration of 150 years of Disestablishment,” Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Members of the Church of Ireland must address their identity as Irish Anglicans, Archbishop of Dublin Michael Jackson has said. “The relationship of(...)

Visit the home of WB Yeats at Thoor Ballylee, on part of Lady Gregory’s Coole estate in Gort, Galway.

James Joyce: Fairview, Dublin James Joyce’s peripatetic childhood has left a number of homes for a pilgrimage map, though not all of which you c(...)

Show some respect: the Molly Malone statue on Suffolk Street, Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I wish to include the internationally famous fishmonger, Molly Malone, in the current movement against sexual harassment. On a visit to Dublin recent(...)

Janet Moran in 'A Holy Show'

It’s here, starting tonight, in venues (and on the streets and on a bus and wherever you’re having yourself) across Dublin. The enormous, varied, chal(...)

Who do you think you are kidding Monsieur Barnier/We’re preparing to kill each other for a can of Spam.

Given the trouble British industry is facing, I am happy to offer a sure-fire winner to its entrepreneurs. There is bound to be a huge market in T-shi(...)

“To misquote Oscar Wilde, to lose money once in a crisis can be viewed as a misfortune, to do so twice is careless.” Photograph: istock

On this day 10 years ago, Katy Perry’s I Kissed a Girl was hurtling up the charts almost as quickly as deposits were hurtling out of the Irish banks.&(...)

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