Samuel Beckett

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Wickedly good: Matilda the Musical at the  Bord Gais Energy Theatre

Matilda the Musical Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Ends April 28th, 7.30pm (Mats 2.30pm) €25-€73 bordgaisenergytheatre.ie When the Royal Shakespe(...)

The President of the European Council Donald Tusk told UCD Law Society students that he was a fan of Conor McGregor. Photograph: PA

Thousands of people are looking to a post-Brexit future for the Northern Ireland peace process with “concern and anxiety”, European Council president (...)

There are people who Trinity won’t forget: alumni who are raised as examples, from the politicians - Leo Varadkar, Lynn Ruane, Ivana Bacik- to the trail blazers, - first and second female presidents- to the iconic classics - Oscar Wilde and Samuel Beckett. Photograph: iStockphoto/Getty Images

The ‘right to be forgotten’, recognised by the European Union as the right of individuals to ask search engines to delete information about themselves(...)

With Mick O’Shea performing at Phonica Seven in Smock Alley Theatre. Photograph: Phonica

At Phonica: One, Sue Rainsford dipped the pages she was reading from and notebooks she kept towards her evolving novella in water, emphasising the flu(...)

Mark O’Halloran and Pat Shortt. Photographs: Alan Betson and Brian McEvoy

When did you last cry? Mark: I’m a great person for crying at films, I have to say. Pat: Yeah Mark: I love when that happens because it means you’r(...)

James Claffey, his wife Maureen and their daughter Maisie, with their sign saying thank you to the firemen who battled wildfires near  their home in California

James Claffey, a writer from Co Westmeath, lives on an avocado ranch in Carpinteria in California. Recent wildfires ripping through the region have fo(...)

Princess Grace  and Prince Rainier of Monaco with  their  children Caroline and Albert in the  1960s. Photograph: Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

I don’t go to Monaco for the sports cars or casinos but to enjoy a delicate, pea-green first full edition of James Joyce’s Ulysses, published by Sylvi(...)

What was it about Samuel Beckett? In addition to writing fiction and plays that continue to absorb audiences and tease the imagination, the Nobel Laur(...)

‘After 25 years without the Border-crossing rituals, they will, if they return, seem impossibly absurd.’ File photograph: Niall Carson/PA

In 1962, the Ulster poet John Hewitt published a short poem called The Frontier. It is ostensibly about crossing the Alps between France and Switzerla(...)

Former Gate Theatre director Michael Colgan: seven women ex-employees claimed frequent inappropriate touching, highly sexualised comments and workplace bullying. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On a dry, warm Wednesday evening in August 2012, a group of Gate Theatre employees gathered for a dinner party in the well-appointed Dublin home of Mi(...)

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