Sean O Casey

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The exterior of 422 North Circular Road, dramatist Seán O’Casey’s last residence. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The last Dublin home of dramatist and socialist Sean O’Casey, where he wrote his best known plays, is being bought by Dublin City Council for use as h(...)

Meg Hennessy and James Russell in The Shadow of a Gunman. ‘It was through O’Casey that the American public got to know some of the great actors like Barry Fitzgerald, FJ McCormack, Eileen Crowe – actors that were picked up by John Ford.’

As you turn into a quiet street in the Chelsea district of Manhattan, the façade of the Irish Repertory Theatre edges into view. The former warehouse (...)

President Michael D Higgins at the official opening of  Flac’s new head office in Dublin, which coincides with its 50th anniversary. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

President Michael D Higgins has said it is not acceptable that in a State which claims to be a democracy the “most vulnerable section of our society i(...)

Centre stage: The Lost O’Casey, Asking for It, Ruth Negga in Hamlet, Tara Flynn, and Cillian Murphy in Grief is the Thing with Feathers

When the first major shows of the year were a handsomely realised revival of Sive, John B Keane’s rural tragedy of desire and materialism, which packe(...)

Colm Tóibín. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

There is a peculiar intensity about some streets in Dublin that gets more layered the longer you live in the city and the more stray memories and asso(...)

Shelter ★★★★ Mick Lally Theatre, Galway “I’m wondering…. Is this history repeating itself?” asks Fus – or “Fussy” to his friends – from the window of(...)

Phelim Drew in Joxer Daly Esq  Phelim Drew in Joxer Daly Esq at Bewley’s Café Theatre, Dublin

Meet Me in the Gardens National Botanic Gardens. July 7th & 14th 2pm & 4pm €11.40 eventbrite.ie It’s such a lovely day – possibly – why not (...)

Our 21st century housing crisis could usefully learn from the early 20th century story of 3 Strangford Road East and its neighbours. Number 3 owes its(...)

‘Here, if I fix my gaze on the barrier island beach out there at the end of the tidal basin, I can almost forget that I live in a country being overrun by a gang of hucksters, where Facebook, not factual reportage, has the power to influence entire belief systems.’

Two weeks ago, I was heading out for my evening walk when a honking sound filled our neighbourhood streets. I stopped on the footpath, excited to watc(...)

107 Church Road, East Wall, Dublin 3

A terraced house in East Wall that looks tiny on the outside but opens up into a sizeable two-bedroom home, has been sold for €615,000 – €90,000 above(...)

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