‘I’m very aware of all sorts of angles on this relating to Brexit, to Ireland, and to the Border,’ says composer Neil Martin

The mythical 7th-century tale of a wandering bird man, suffering from what might now be diagnosed as post-traumatic stress disorder, is the source of (...)

A photograph from the exhibition The Light Gleams an Instant

Lightly built, with a relaxed manner and a watchful, gentle demeanour, Danish photographer Krass Clement was in Ireland recently for the opening of an(...)

 Playwright Dylan Coburn Gray with Pat Donlon

For those with a script idea in the attic, or on the hard drive, now is the time to dust it off and flesh it out quickly. Wednesday November 8th is th(...)

Finn Ní Fhaoláin: describes herself as “a small, bubbly blonde with the energy levels of a Labrador”, but it wasn’t always thus. Photograph: Leo Byrne

Ireland’s latest cookbook author, Finn Ní Fhaoláin, has a degree in earth and ocean science and a master’s in marine biology. When she is not cooking (...)

War poet: Francis Ledwidge was killed by a German shell, along with five other men from the Royal Inniskilling Fusiliers. Photograph: Bain/Library of Congress

A national day of commemoration will be held to mark the centenary of the death of the poet Francis Ledwidge, who was killed in the first World War. (...)

Jean Butler and Neil Martin in This Is an Irish Dance: “We wanted to make this really connected,” says Martin, “to get to a place where the movement was unconscious, and intuitive,” adds Butler.

There is an unmistakably relaxed air about the choreographer and performer Jean Butler as she talks about her new work, This Is an Irish Dance. Arou(...)

The communal dining room at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre in Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan

So how’s that book going, the one you started writing back in January? Finished? All edited, polished, ready to send off to agents and publishers and(...)

Patrick Marber: ‘My characters are always hurting themselves. There is a lot of sadism and a lot of masochism in my work. I don’t know why that is.’ Photograph:  Amy Graves/WireImage/Fox

Patrick Marber politely shoos away a waiter away who has paused to explain an impressive, three-tiered construction bearing afternoon tea. “We’ll figu(...)

 President Higgins has presented 16 artists with bursaries to  mark the centenary of the Easter Rising. Photograph: Alan Betson

Sixteen young artists have been presented with bursaries by President Michael D Higgins as part of the Ireland 2016 centenary programme. The 16 X 16(...)

David (2012) by Jackie Nickerson (copyright Jackie Nickerson/courtesy the artist and Jack Shainman Gallery, NY); and a portrait of Charles Coote, 1st Earl of Bellamont, by Joshua Reynolds (1723-1792; National Gallery of Ireland)

Uniform – A collaboration with Jackie Nickerson National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin ***** Long associated with privilege and prestige(...)

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