Galway International Arts Festival: Stanley Townsend stars in Paul Muldoon’s Incantata

World premieres of Paul Muldoon’s Incantata, two new plays, by Sonya Kelly and Cristin Kehoe, from Druid, and a new theatre installation from Enda Wal(...)

James Kelman: “I always wrote about the people in the pub or the bookie’s.” Photograph: Roberto Ricciuti/ Getty

James Kelman is sipping black coffee in the cafe of Glasgow’s Mitchell Library; the largest public reference facility in Europe, that houses(...)

BBC One’s ‘Redwater’ tells the story of Kat and Alfie Moon, played by Jessie Wallace and Shane Richie. Photograph: BBC/Patrick Redmond/PA Wire

Tourism Ireland is planning to capitalise on an EastEnders spin-off that was filmed in Ireland. Redwater, which centres on Albert Square favourites (...)

Marie Heaney and her children, Michael, Christopher and Catherine, at the official opening of the new arts and literary centre in Bellaghy, Co Derry. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Seamus Heaney’s family gathered “with mixed but generally joyful emotions” in his native Bellaghy, Co Derry, yesterday for the official opening of th(...)

Declan Burke and Catherine Donnelly at the launch of their books at the Sugar Club. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The late Catherine Donnelly could curse better than any woman, and some men, and would have made a great Lady Bracknell – but she was also kind, warm (...)

Brian Gleeson and Mad Men's Jessica Paré team up and take on Dublin in lukewarm rom-com Standby

Twenty-something Alan (Gleeson) is unlucky in love and not doing so well in life, either. He has recently been jilted at the altar and the only hin(...)

The Unbeatables opens with a replay of 2001: A Space Odyssey’s monolith sequence and, in doing so, announces itself as this year’s most brilliantly do(...)

Modern family: Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly and Shane Langan in ‘The Walshes’

Restaurant reviewers have a rule that they don’t barrel in, fork and sharp knife at the ready, on opening night – it’s only fair to let the pla(...)

Meeting their match: Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter in Burton and Taylor

If you didn’t see Burton and Taylor (BBC Four, Monday), look at the photo of Dominic West and Helena Bonham Carter, above, as the famous Hollywood cou(...)

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