Samuel Beckett

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Gareth Lambe, head of office for Facebook in Ireland: “It’s a great signal of our intent and commitment to Ireland.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Social media giant Facebook has agreed terms to lease the high-profile 14-acre Bankcentre campus in Ballsbridge, which will allow it to add 5,000 staf(...)

  In December 1914, Kapp & Peterson dispatched ‘25,000 pipes’ from its factory in St Stephen’s Green to soldiers overseas

Reading Edmund Blunden’s classic memoir Undertones of War a while ago, I was intrigued by the mention of one of his colleagues, a fellow officer in th(...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

 Anna Burns holds her book ‘Milkman’ during a photocall at the Royal Festival Hall in London for the 2018 Man Booker Prize. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

Despite having been shortlisted for what was then the prestigious Orange Prize for women’s fiction in 2002 for her debut, No Bones, Anna Burns is a re(...)

First edition of Samuel Beckett’s “Eh Joe”, featuring Jack MacGowran on the cover (Faber & Faber, 1967)

One thing not mentioned in Brian Maye’s centenary tribute to him earlier this week (Diary, Monday) was that, before he became a famous actor, Jack Mac(...)

The Fever: an antidote to the era of the individual. Photograph: Waleed Shah

THE FEVER Samuel Beckett Theatre, Trinity College Dublin ★ ★ ★ ★ One of the roles of drama is to make the audience feel differently, and this unusual(...)

Company: Raymond Keane reimagines Samuel Beckett’s novella. Photograph: Futoshi Sakauchi

COMPANY Project Upstairs ★ ★ ★ ★ ★ Imagine! A seductive invitation, a quiet command to an audience and we comply. We take a door into the dark, follo(...)

A sketch by d Alberto Giacometti sold for €650 at Victor Mee’s auction house.

Among the stuffed animals, leather Chesterfields and vintage metallic adverts, a rural Cavan auction house recently had at least two art works by lumi(...)

The Economist says residential property prices in Dublin are overvalued by 25 per cent when compared with incomes.

Thinking of buying a home or an investment property this autumn? Or maybe you’re selling? If you are then you’ll be wondering where house prices will (...)

Robert Ballagh. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

From the moment Robert Ballagh opens the door to his studio, there’s no mistaking who works there. The front room of the small house in Dublin’s north(...)

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