The Abbey: Ireland’s national theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

IF THE ABBEY IS NOT A WORLD-CLASS THEATRE, IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE CANON OF IRISH DRAMA AND HAS BEEN WORSENING THE CONDITIONS MOST THEATRE PRACTIT(...)

New members admitted to the Royal Irish Academy, pictured outside the academy on Dawson Street, Dublin. Photograph: John Ohle

The Government’s Brexit Strategy should seek to preserve the closest possible research links between Ireland and the UK, according to the president of(...)

Galway businessman John McNamara (Doctor of Laws), Fintan O’Toole of the Irish Times (Doctor of Laws), Dr Kristina M. Johnson and Prof Jane Grimson. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

THE work of Irish Times journalist Fintan O’Toole has long demonstrated how power functions through the creation of “alternative facts” and how art a(...)

Johnny Murphy as Estragon on the stage of the Gate Theatre  during rehearsals for Samuel Beckett’s Waiting For Godot in 2002. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

NUI Galway and the Gate Theatre are to collaborate on a project to digitise the theatre’s archive, creating a significant resource for theatre scholar(...)

Shakespeare, like sex, apparently sells: William Shakespeare in the Chandos portrait, from circa 1600-1610

Through no particular fault of his own, William Shakespeare came into this world and departed it on the same day of the year – it falls this weekend: (...)

WB Yeats in 1935: Release of the books represents part of the Abbey’s contribution to the 150th anniversary of his birth

Cigarettes, censorship and sexism were at the heart of a discussion on Monday in the Abbey Theatre during the official launch of a section of the thea(...)

Dr Jim Browne (centre), president of NUI Galway, with Charlie Byrne, founder and owner of Charlie Byrne’s Bookshop in Galway, and playwright, poet and painter, Patricia Burke Brogan, both of whom were conferred with  honorary Masters of Arts degrees  at NUI Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Bookseller Charlie Byrne, writer and former novitiate Patricia Burke Brogan, and composer and musician Carl Hession have been awarded honorary degrees(...)

Robyn Dann-Cooney, Oni McNamara, Aoife Harrison and Aileen Palmer with their cake at the birthday party to launch the 18th Baboró International Arts Festival for Children in Ard Bia at Nimmos at Galway’s Spanish Arch yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

  Ireland’s international commitment to the importance of culture and creativity for the very young is a theme of this year’s Baboró Inter(...)

Niamh Lunny, Abbey Theatre head of costume, preparing a costume worn by Bob Acres played by Tom Vaughan Lawlor in The Rivals by  Sheridan. It forms part of the Performance Ireland 1904-2014 exhibition at NUI Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

Scrapbooks kept by Lady Gregory, hundreds of set and costume designs, and an original prompt script for Sean O’Casey’s The Plough And The Stars are am(...)

NUI Galway theatre and drama studies students Mollie Ball as Maria (left) and Aoife Corry as Yerma  during rehearsals for ‘Yerma’. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Classic Spanish and contemporary British drama, Greek tragedy and Irish street carnival are themes of NUI Galway’s first theatre season, which opens o(...)

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