Concept of medical education with book and stethoscope. Photograph: iStock

It is a good time to be a writing doctor. Doctors have always been categorised by their main job; into surgeons, psychiatrists or physicians for examp(...)

When looking for travel insurance with a cancer diagnosis, most insurers simply say no. Photograph: iStock

Last week we devoted the full Pricewatch page to the issue of travel insurance. Over the course of more than 2,000 words we thought we had all the bas(...)

“Deep concern and dissatisfaction”: the Abbey Theatre’s directors, Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

More than 300 actors, directors, designers, agents and playwrights have complained to the Minister for Culture about the Abbey Theatre’s recently adop(...)

The Guardian recommendations ‘ignore whole swathes of Irish writing’

A mini-skirmish broke out online over the weekend in response to a short, apparently inoffensive Guardian article online. A London reader, planning to(...)

Sarah Fitzgibbon and her daughter Poppy.

Sarah Fitzgibbon’s youngest daughter Poppy was diagnosed with ataxic cerebral palsy at 13 months. Now 11 years old, Poppy has profound and multiple l(...)

Smashing Times Theatre Company, which has been working in process-led educational theatre for almost 20 years

Drama in education – the use of embodied make-believe – has proved to be a highly effective teaching and learning tool, from ancient Greek times to(...)

Aivis Kerans of Larkin Community College rehearsing for the students’ play, The Girl With No Name. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The corridors of Larkin Community College are emptying out for the day, but in one classroom a dozen students remain, standing in a circle, avoidin(...)

Mary-Lou McCarthy as Mollser at St Laurence O’Toole Junior Boys’ School, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The sensory details make the biggest impact when Anthony Goulding, a friendly presence in a flat cap, introduces each school audience to (...)