Siobhán McSweeney as Winnie in Happy Days by Samuel Beckett. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

There you are, a very unpopular person who hates the art most people love. A young radical wanting to change the world, you sink into a dark mood when(...)

Aristo-craic: Nicola Coughlan with Claudia Jessie in Bridgerton. Photograph: Netflix

“Aw, feck it! We’ll just say it’s Christmas now!” It is mid-November, and Nicola Coughlan has once again tapped into the mood of a nation. Or rather t(...)

The Bad Bridget podcast tells the story of the many Irish women who were regularly imprisoned in the US and Canada. Illustration: Ashleigh Neill, @PhDcartoon

Two Northern Ireland-based historians have launched podcasts about the “Bad Bridgets” – the many thousands of Irish women who emigrated to North Ameri(...)

Members of An Spidal community cast of fire bearers getting ready for their fire lighting ceremony. Photograph: Andrew Downes, XPOSURE.

The opening ceremony of Galway 2020, which was due to take place on Saturday evening, has been cancelled due to bad weather. The organisers said on S(...)

‘Derry Girls’

One amusing running joke in Derry Girls (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm), Lisa McGee’s nostalgic ’90s-set comedy, is how little impact anything in the politi(...)

Cathy Ellison and Stuart Thomson at the march calling for a People’s Vote on Brexit in London on Saturday.

At Park Lane, one million people are gathering to march in support of a “People’s Vote”. Europhiles walk around draped in flags and waving signs that (...)

Derry Girls: Louise Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Dylan Llewellyn and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

By any measure the first series of Derry Girls, the whip-smart sitcom about four girls and a transplanted English boy grappling with teenage frustrati(...)

Siobhán McSweeney and Shane Casey star in  Autumn Royal. Photograph: Darragh Kane

★★★★ Everyman, Cork A Babel tower of washing machines confronts the audience at Autumn Royal, Kevin Barry’s deliberately confined new play. The s(...)