Sean O Casey

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 The LÉ Samuel Beckett moored   on Sir John Rogerson’s Quay to help in the fight against Covid-19.  The State, mostly so sluggish during the lifetime of the outgoing Government, has reacted like the crew of a becalmed vessel, snoozing down below, to the order: all hands on deck! It has switched itself on with remarkable alacrity. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Many times, in writing about the failures of the State, I’ve used some version of this line: “we don’t have governments, just a perpetual crisis-manag(...)

John Wayne as  Ethan Edwards in The Searchers. Photograph: AP Photo/Warner Bros

For reasons that shouldn’t need to be reiterated, audiences are paying greater attention than ever to the entertainment options on streaming services.(...)

‘Successive waves of migrants changed the Irish food landscape every so often, from the first farmers to the Celts, Vikings and Normans,’ says JP McMahon.  Photograph: Fusionshooters

Before writing my new book, I had one misgiving: did the world need another book about Irish food? Surely there were enough already. But each generati(...)

Irish woman Carmel Snow, who was editor of Harper’s Bazaar. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

The recently widowed Annie White was charged with managing the Irish Village Concession at the 1893 Chicago World Fair following the untimely death of(...)

Ian Lloyd Anderson as Jack and Kate Stanley Brennan as Nora in The Plough and the Stars by Sean O’Casey. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Extensive touring with works, including Roddy Doyle’s Two Pints, sent box office receipts at the Abbey Theatre soaring to €3.29 million last year. Ac(...)

Actor Barry Fitzgerald taken  on the set of John Ford’s film ‘The Quiet Man’ in Co Mayo around 1951. Photograph: The Irish Times

Barry Fitzgerald was a man with a talent for creating conundrums for the good people at the Academy. Not only did he cause an upset by being nominated(...)

Donal McCann: You just need to know that he was here. And he was remarkable

I never saw Diego Maradona play football. I never saw Nijinsky dance. And I never saw Miles Davis play the horn. But baby, I saw Donal McCann act. S(...)

A man is led away past a police waterwagon after he was injured during the police baton charge during a civil rights march on October 5th, 1968. Many believe this was the start of the Troubles.

It is perhaps unsurprising that in Ireland the most sustained period of intense violence in modern Irish history is universally known by the neutral, (...)

The Abbey: Ireland’s national theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

IF THE ABBEY IS NOT A WORLD-CLASS THEATRE, IS NOT INTERESTED IN THE CANON OF IRISH DRAMA AND HAS BEEN WORSENING THE CONDITIONS MOST THEATRE PRACTIT(...)

Aaron Monaghan as Martin in Enda Walsh and Donnacha Dennehy’s The Second Violinist. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

In 1997, conceptual artists Kolmar and Melamid teamed up with composer Dave Soldier to create The Most Unwanted Song. The piece was inspired by the re(...)

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