Samuel Beckett

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Double Portrait, 1985-86, by Lucien Freud. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh/IMMA

As Ireland’s museums and galleries reopen, here’s a look at what’s on the walls. Some galleries are operating timed entries and ticketing systems, so (...)

 Protesters march down 5th avenue  on June 10th in New York City. Photograph: David Dee Delgado/Getty Images

There are no racists in the United States. I immigrated here 27 years ago, and I have never met anyone who would call themselves a racist. And yet&nbs(...)

Samuel Beckett’s Endgame, directed by Conor McPherson (left) and Michael Gambon at the Beckett Film Project. Photograph: Pat Redmond

“Outside of here it’s death.” No play better captures the experience and the meaning of lockdown than Samuel Beckett’s Endgame. In it, four people – t(...)

Maylis Besserie. Photograph: Francesca Mantovani / Editions Gallimard

Le Tiers Temps is Maylis Besserie’s first novel. Its title comes from the name of the retirement home where Samuel Beckett lived out the last year of (...)

Biographies: Simone de Beauvoir and Samuel Beckett. Photographs: Francis Apesteguy/Getty and Jehle/Uullstein Bild via Getty

Deirdre Bair, who as an unknown writer half a century ago scored a coup by getting the reclusive Samuel Beckett to agree to let her write his biograph(...)

Celtic Cross in a West of Ireland Landscape by Paul Henry sold for €105,000 through Morgan O’Driscoll

Morgan O’Driscoll ’s Irish and international art this week was a good litmus test for the online auction market in the current health crisis. The res(...)

 Irish tenor John McCormack painted by Sir William Orpen in 1923. He cut his teeth at Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Christies/PA Wire

Coronavirus continues to ravage the cultural calendar for the next few months. Music for Galway has cancelled all of its April events. Both the Good F(...)

The aim is  to vary the method of  testing done at each centre, so the system doesn’t become overdependent on one type of kit, which can cause delays.  Photograph: David Hecker/ Getty Images

Widespread testing for coronavirus is among the key pillars of the Government’s plan to slow the spread of the pandemic in Ireland. With a backlog of(...)

Páirc Uí Chaoimh in Cork is now home to Ireland’s largest coronavirus testing centre. Photograph: Laszlo Geczo

The health service has opened a large-scale coronavirus testing centre in a GAA stadium in Cork, with plans to eventually test up to 2,000 people a da(...)

Richard Quinlan, chief ambulance officer for north Leinster and advanced paramedic, with a  Covid-19 testing kit. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

There are now about 40,000 people in Ireland waiting for a test for the coronavirus, the HSE has said. At a briefing on Sunday the HSE’s chief operat(...)

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