Samuel Beckett

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Actor Lisa Dwan: ‘ I can’t imagine ever again playing a role that will summon so much of me.’ Photograph: Eric Luke

Lisa Dwan carries a blindfold around in her handbag. This is not because the diminutive 35-year-old from Athlone might, unexpectedly, need to sleep(...)

Jeremy Irons in a scene from his film on waste, Trashed. Speaking at a screening of it  at the inaugural World Actors Forum in Dublin 
on Satur
today, Irons said the will to protest in society diminishes as “life gets easier”.

Actor Jeremy Irons has said “vast” amounts of people should take to the streets in defiance of plans to establish a waste incinerator at Ringsend, bel(...)

Seamus Heaney at the Centre Culturel Irlandais in Paris. Photograph: Des Harris/The Picture Desk

Irish, Americans, British and French . . . some braved rain and a rail strike to queue outside the Irish College for up to two hours for Seamus Heaney(...)

Six doodle-strewn notebooks, containing the handwritten draft of Samuel Beckett’s first published novel, Murphy, are to be auctioned at Sotheby’s in L(...)

On the menu: the Company’s production of As You Are Now So Once Were We

On a sunny morning in Berlin, at the ungodly hour of 10am, a bunch of young theatre addicts are trooping into the Irish darkness of (...)

Life stories: ‘I want to be a popular novelist who’s also serious, or a serious novelist who’s also very accessible,’ says Douglas Kennedy. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Douglas Kennedy settles into a chair, polishes off an espresso and begins to talk about his new novel, Fi (...)

Reginald Gray. His sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan.

Reginald Gray, who has died aged 82, was a portrait painter whose sitters included Francis Bacon, Samuel Beckett and Brendan Behan. Among the s(...)

A total of two Honorary Fellows, 15 new Fellows and 90 new Scholars of Trinity College Dublin were announced today. The celebration takes place(...)

Waiting For Elvis

Waiting For Elvis Axis, Ballymun, Dublin **** A park bench. A tree. Evening. Two figures on the(...)

Krapp’s Last Tape Gate Theatre, Dublin **** (Four stars) When the light comes up, slower than a winter’s sunrise, on a solitary figure hun(...)

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