The cast and crew of the next Landmark/Galway International Arts Festival production, Arlington,  opening on February 13th. The Abbey, like other Irish theatre companies, is concerned about the far-reaching effects  of Brexit on its bottom line.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Freezing rain whipped against the windows of the Hotel Kilmore in Cavan last Monday as Heather Humphreys welcomed an audience of politicians, local wo(...)

Professor Ivor Browne: presented as a sort of mystical guru

Professor Ivor Browne, now in his late 80s, has managed to remain controversial and divisive throughout his long career. As chief psychiatrist with th(...)

Sebastian Barry: wrote an open letter in support of a yes vote ahead of the 2015 referendum on same-sex marriage. “I felt I had to do something, so I wrote to the Irish Times, which is the default action of the middle-aged Irish Catholic. “ Photograph: Alan Betson

Days Without End is a short book about a vast subject – several vast subjects actually, from Irish emigration to gay identity and the making of Ameri(...)

John Butler’s Handsome Devil (above) will close the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival

Details of the programme for the 2017 Audi Dublin International Film Festival (ADiff) have been announced. This year’s event, which runs from February(...)

A detail from Lakeside, by Kevin Cosgrove from his exhibition A Peening Sound. Image courtesy of the artist and Mother’s Tankstation
Your favourite artwork from 2016
  • Books
  • January 9, 2017, 14:30

At the end of our series Modern Ireland in 100 Artworks we had a collection of books, plays, paintings, sculptures and other artworks that gave a pott(...)

Homestead: Ivor Browne at Rathronan, in Co Wexford. Photograph: Alan Gilsenan

When William Ivory Browne was a boy he would take the train from Dublin to spend holidays with his aunts Kathleen and Maisie at Rathronan Castle, the (...)

Sebastian Barry: “That’s enough of that, I say, I don’t want to say no more. Silence.” Photograph: Alan Betson

In some ways it seems a bit of a puzzle that in A Portrait of the Artist as a Young Man, which was published a century ago, James Joyce’s alter ego, (...)

Sebastian Barry’s ‘Days Without End’ is a miracle of a boo’ according to the Costa judges

Irish writer Sebastian Barry has described winning the Costa Novel Award for the second time as “the re-arrival of a miraculous time”. The Dublin-bor(...)

Sebastian Barry’s Days Without End: “a miracle of a book”according to the Costa judges

Sebastian Barry has won the Costa Novel Award for the second time with Days Without End, set during the US civil war, which the judges called “a mirac(...)

These Rooms, a dance-theatre fusions with Anu, a highlight for this past year

Your 2016 highlights? It was a great year for the elderly: the last, hilarious and heartbreaking, volume of Samuel Beckett’s letters; Leonard Cohen’s(...)

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