Italian pianist Alessandro Taverna, has become a regular visitor to Ireland since taking the third prize at the Leeds International Piano Competition of 2009

THURSDAY 14 ICO/Thomas Zehetmair Christchurch Cathedral, Dublin, 8pm, €25/€22/€10/€5, irishchamberorchestra.com; also Fri, Limerick The public profi(...)

“The key issue for me was why people [joined the revolution]? How were young working-class men and women, just ordinary people, radicalised?” Playwright Deirdre Kinahan pictured in Dublin Castle. Photograph: Bryan Meade

It has been almost 20 years since playwright Deirdre Kinahan made her theatrical debut. It was 1997, and she had been hovering around the amateur dra(...)