Paul Keogan

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Fianna Fáil’s  Niamh Smyth: “While I do not expect us to be matching funding set by the German or English governments, the sums involved show they clearly value their arts community more than the outgoing Government here”

The Arts Council was clearly taken aback by the ferocious response to last week’s announcement of measures to support artists, arts workers and cultur(...)

Macnas, whose parades are a core part of their work, receive this year’s special tribute award. Photograph: Brian Arthur

There should have been applause. There should have been cheers. There should have been hugs and kisses and jokes and a few convivial jars after. Inste(...)

Tara Lynne O'Neill: 'I became an actor because I wanted to work with people. I found another family outside of my family'

When Tara Lynne O’Neill first auditioned for Derry Girls, she didn’t get the part because she looked too young. The gas thing is, her character – Ma M(...)

The Big Chapel X: Niall Boland, Eoin Byrne, Grace Collender, John Rice, Derek Dooley, Stephen Lafford, Kevin Tynan and Sean Bryan on the streets of Callan. Photograph: John D Kelly

THE BIG CHAPEL X St Brigid’s College, Callan ★★★☆☆ As a large crowd snakes through the dusky streets of Callan, the storied Co Kilkenny town, you may(...)

Israeli choreographer Ohad Naharin’s Minus 16 explodes with power and energy

Bold Moves O’Reilly Theatre ★★★★☆ Ballet Ireland’s three-part evening of contemporary dance opens with two performances that serve like amuse-bouche(...)

Il Bravo: nominated for best opera and best costumes. Photograph: Clive Barda/ArenaPal

A stunning, shape-shifting lament with a bravura star performance. A room-spinning take on an unstaged Samuel Beckett novel. A vivid mingling of forgo(...)

Alice: The Musical – a big, blousy performance that hints at Theresa in Brexitland

ALICE: THE MUSICAL ★★★★☆ Lyric Theatre, Belfast Many a time and oft, the unravelling craziness of Brexit has been described as closely resembling Ali(...)

Manfred Hemm (Ramfis), and Gwyn Hughes Jones (Radamès) in Irish National Opera ‘Aida’. Photographer Pat Redmond

Aida ★★★★ Bord Gáis Energy Theatre, Dublin Irish National Opera (INO) is concluding its first year in operation with performances of Verdi’s Aida. (...)

Double Cross: Ian Toner in this Abbey-Lyric coproduction

DOUBLE CROSS Peacock Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ If the first casualty of war is truth, Thomas Kilroy’s 1986 play presents two of its most skilled assassin(...)

Ireland’s  Noelle Lenihan  after winning gold in the F38 discus   in Berlin, Germany. Photograph: Luc Percival/Sportsfile

Noelle Lenihan has made it four gold medals for Ireland on day three of the European Para Athletics Championships in Berlin – retaining her discus tit(...)

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