Roddy Doyle

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Roddy Doyle is one of the guests who have appeared on Jarlath Regan’s podcast An Irishman Abroad. Photograph: Alan Betson

The makers of some of the most critically acclaimed international podcasts will visit Dublin in September for the first Dublin Podcast Festival, which(...)

 Roddy Doyle: “It’s actually very easy to live privately here, particularly as you get older.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Roddy Doyle is nearly 60. It seems hardly credible. The “bald man with glasses”, as he describes himself, seems timeless, forever of Commitments age. (...)

Charlene Kelly and Kieran Coppinger in Sanctuary

Larry (Kieran Coppinger) and Sophie (Charlene Kelly) are in love and keen to book into a hotel for some alone time. Trouble is, both parties have inte(...)

Charlene McKenna, The Great Gatsby Gate Theatre. Dublin

Forever Peacock Stage at the Abbey Theatre, Dublin. Until July 15th 8pm €14-€18 abbeytheatre.ie For a cemetery, the Père Lachaise can be a lively plac(...)

Arundhati Roy: “When I’m writing non-fiction, it’s a weapon, it’s an argument. It has an immediate and urgent purpose.”  Photograph: Mayank Austen Soofi

I once wrote a bad review of a novel in this newspaper and an eminent writer gave me a dressing down for it when we next met. “More people ended up re(...)

Colm Meaney puts Barrytown in space

This fantastic homage to Roddy Doyle boldly goes where no one has gone before: inside the head of Star Trek: The Next Generation and Deep Space Nine’s(...)

Selina Cartmell (middle of front row) at the launch of her inaugural season at the Gate Theatre with a number of artistic collaborators.

The Gate Theatre has announced details of its first season since the departure of its long-standing director Michael Colgan, who retired last month. O(...)

Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

Some of the young writers whose work features in Fighting Words 2017. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Helping children and young people to discover and harness the power of their imaginations and creative skills is what Fighting Words is all about. For(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

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