Teresa Deevy

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Brigid of Kildare: a fearless negotiator who secured women’s property rights, and freed trafficked women

History is filled with stories of great deeds, the exploits of rebels, patriots and politicians, writers and artists, scientists and innovators. They (...)

Abbey Theatre directors: Graham McLaren and Neil Murray. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The door of the Abbey directors’ office opens to reveal an almost touchingly Dickensian sight. Graham McLaren, still recuperating from flu, is holding(...)

‘I’m done with humble,’ says Caoilfhionn Dunne’s mercurial Katie, shrugging off the shackles of 1930s Ireland. ‘Didn’t I always know I have greatness in me.’

Katie Roche    Abbey Theatre, Dublin         *** Katie Roche is a young woman with notions(...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne as Katie Roche, a Waterford woman of some importance

Katie Roche Abbey Theatre, Dublin Until September 23rd 7.30pm (Sat mat 2pm) €13-€45 abbeytheatre.ie In 1930s Waterford, Katie Roche is considered to (...)

Caoilfhionn Dunne performs Katie as an otherworldly figure

Shortly before rehearsals for the Abbey’s new production of Katie Roche began, its director, Caroline Byrne, gave a good-natured disclaimer. “It’s goi(...)

Raven Eyed by Loosysmokes will take over a warehouse in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival

Dublin Fringe Festival has announced its programme for 2017. This will be its last programme under current artistic director Kris Nelson. With 81 pr(...)

For a small nation, we've plenty to boast about

CONNACHT Galway Galway has always been a hub for visitors, notably including Christopher Columbus, who pitched up in 1477 and is thought to have atte(...)

“Modern” is a funny word in Ireland. In other countries, modern implies a straight line of development, from rural to urban, from agricultural to ind(...)

Derbhle Crotty in Juno and the Paycock at the Gate Theatre. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

Many actors can tell you about the history of their characters, the backstories assembled from clues in the text, educated guesses or creative leaps (...)

Every week, The Women’s Podcast asks listeners a question and this week, in preparation for a special food episode of the podcast next week, presen(...)

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