Tom Murphy

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President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

“Tom Murphy would have given every one of his great plays for one short hour of that pure, transcendent self-expression.” Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

We are fortunate that Tom Murphy was not a better singer. He sang beautifully, of course, in that clear lyrical voice so full of tenderness and yearni(...)

Even if set within the confines of a pub in Galway or between the stone walls of a church, Tom Murphy’s dramas transcended their own places. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Tom Murphy’s great achievement was to radicalise Irish theatre, to break its inherited boundaries. This he did with a voice, and temperament, that was(...)

Aisling O’Sullivan and Brian Doherty in Annabelle Comyn’s production of ‘The Wake’, by Tom Murphy, at the Abbey Theatre in 2016. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

In 2006, during a public interview, Tom Murphy enumerated the three most common questions asked of a playwright: How do you write a play? What’s your (...)

Tom Murphy in 1975: ‘His genius was to be able to create an immediate and vividly detailed social realism but somehow raise it to the heightened levels of the operas he loved so much.’ Photograph: Eddie Kelly/The Irish Times

Tom Murphy was a prolific playwright who thought of himself as writing music for the spoken voice. “When I hear music, I hear an emotion. When I liste(...)

Tom Murphy at his home in Dublin in 2014 .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to playwright Tom Murphy, who has died aged 83. The award-winning writer from Tuam, Co Galway, worked c(...)

A snow plough tries to clear the N11 at Glen of the Downs on Friday morning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Gardaí were called out to rescue dozens of motorists who failed to heed the warnings not to venture out during the most extreme weather overnight on T(...)

John Osborne: angry young man

In the Gate Theatre, an institution still reeling from allegations of abuse of power, we now find a man on its stage bullying, demeaning and harassing(...)

The Irish Times pictured with copies of titles owned by Landmark Media Investments. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The Dublin Print Group of Unions has welcomed a commitment from the Irish Times DAC that it will honour existing agreements with trade unions as it mo(...)

The Irish Times is acquiring Landmark Media. which includes Irish Examiner, Waterford News & Star, Western People and Kildare Nationalist. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Irish Times DAC has agreed a deal to acquire all the publishing and media interests of Landmark Media Group, the Cork-based company that owns the (...)

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