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The Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A frank discussion about the lack of Irish actors and productions in the Abbey Theatre has taken place between theatre management and a representative(...)

A group photograph to mark the final major public event after a full year of campaiging by Waking The Feminists  on The Rosie Hackett Bridge in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

What a difference a couple of years can make. Some top players in Irish theatre are chatting in the Lir Academy of Dramatic Art in Dublin. Anne Clarke(...)

Rising Social Democrats star Sinéad Gibney with comedian Des Bishop and Catherine Murphy TD.

During Thursday’s statements on the referendum result, Fine Gael’s Kate O’Connell, who played a very active role in the campaign, referred to comments(...)

Catríona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley, Phillip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke in discussion at Speak Up & Call It Out, at Liberty Hall, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

“As theatre artists we understand the complexity of human interactions. Our role is to explore relationships, to reflect society back to itself – and (...)

Catriona Crowe, Eleanor Methven, Peter Crowley,  Philip McMahon and Sheila Pratschke at the Speak Up & Call it Out event at   Dublin’s Liberty Hall. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Michael Colgan “has a case to answer” to the theatre community, the chairman of the Gate Theatre, Peter Crowley, has said. Speaking at the Speak Up &(...)

A demonstration at the Abbey Theatre during the Waking The Feminists event in 2016. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Is there something that makes theatre or other creative arts more vulnerable to harassment and abuse? The phenomenon is universal. All schools and wor(...)

Gate board review has found its former artistic director Michael Colgan has a “case to answer” in relation to dignity at work, inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power. He denies these findings. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A new code of behaviour to protect Irish theatre practitioners is being drawn up following an independent review of allegations of harassment at the G(...)

The review had input from 56 people, which included current and former employees including Michael Colgan, above, freelance staff and board members. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The report into allegations of inappropriate behaviour and abuse of power against the former artistic director of the Gate Theatre Michael Colgan will(...)

A demonstration outside the Abbey Theatre during a Waking the Feminists event. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Waking the Feminists movement was presented with a special award at this year’s Lilly Awards ceremony in New York on Monday. The Lilly Awards was(...)

Almost 600 members of the Irish theatre community gathered at the Abbey Theatre on Thursday afternoon to lobby for equality for women working in the a(...)

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