Pj Gallagher

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Madhouse: PJ Gallagher’s mother cared for several men with schizophrenia. Photograph: Rory Murphy

MADHOUSE Abbey Theatre, Peacock stage ★★★★ You don’t have to be schizophrenic to live in Bobby’s house, but it helps. Based on the childhood reminisc(...)

Ruth McGowan: “The things that interest me are more pronounced this year. Like programming a bunch of parties, programming a bunch of club nights.”

Ruth McGowan, the new artistic director of the Dublin Fringe Festival, picks up the thick brochure of her programme and pauses before opening. For the(...)

Takes on female sexuality and sexual experiences feature in a number of shows in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which is launched tonight (Wed Ju(...)

Mark O’Connell: ‘If Ulysses were set in 2018, somewhere between 150 and 200 pages would just be the two main guys standing around at pedestrian crossings waiting for the green man to make an appearance’

You can tell a lot about a city by the way it treats its pedestrians. Dublin seems at best indifferent to its ambulatory underclass, at worst actively(...)

Deirdre O’Kane: ‘I can’t watch the refugee crisis for another minute. I can’t pass another homeless person in the street.’

The homelessness and the refugee crisis is why I started Paddy’s Night in support of Comic Relief. I can’t watch the refugee crisis for another minute(...)

The Castlepalooza Music and Arts Festival in  Charleville Castle, Tullamore, Co Offaly. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It’s fair to call Castlepalooza the biggest gaff party of the summer, except it’s in a castle, Charleville Castle to be precise. With approximately 5,(...)

Pj Gallagher

Living in contemporary Ireland can be a discombobulating experience at times, what with multiculturalism, metrosexuality and other such modern mores. (...)

On Monday evening on RTÉ One, three of the programmes were repeats. On Wednesday they were all repeats except Fair City and the movie (although that m(...)