“I had no idea I was funny until I was in my thirties and I started going to AA meetings,” says author Marian Keyes. “I was telling people all these(...)

Festivalgoers improvise during a deluge at Ballinlough Castle, Co Westmeath. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Body & Soul’s boutique status is a big part of its charm and what makes it a firm Irish festival favourite. With a focus on arts, discovering new (...)

“I love the way people can  curate their own festival out of a programme with thousands of options. Essentially, it’s a month-long explosion of arts” Irishwoman Shone McCarthy, the new director of the Edinburgh Fringe

Hailstones are bouncing off the cobblestones, but the buskers across the Royal Mile from the Fringe Society’s bright blue door just keep on playing. (...)

Conor O’Toole:  “I reckon around year 10 I’ll figure out how to write jokes.”

Each year, performing artists make a pilgrimage that each must take at least once in their artistic lifetimes: they head north to pay their respect(...)

For a new exhibition, Second Skin at the National Craft Gallery, Kilkenny, curator Louise Allen posed a challenge to four Irish fashion labels: Jen(...)

Review: National Therapy Project
  • Stage
  • September 18, 2014, 12:00

National Therapy ProjectLiberty Hall****Eleanor Tiernan opens by informing the audience that this is not a comedy show, and that we should not laugh. (...)

Eleanor Tiernan: time for belly laughs
In praise of...Belly Laughs Festival
  • News
  • September 13, 2014, 11:37

Who’d have thought 20 years ago – word of the first ceasefire still echoing around the muralled walls – that Belfast would one day become a barrel of (...)

To Space, at the Science Gallery
10 days of the Tiger Dublin Fringe
  • Culture
  • September 10, 2014, 01:00

Thursday 11th Early bird: Bernarda’s House 6.15pm, Project; €15/€13; until Sept 13th A retelling of Spanish dramatist Lorca’s last play, performe(...)

Trevor Noah: a firm believer in the dictum that a comedian’s first and last purpose is to make people laugh and not be a hectoring, socially relevant buzz-kill

‘I was born a crime,”says the fast rising South African comic Trevor Noah. The personable 30-year-old means it literally. Born to a black South Afr(...)

Commissioned from independent arts collective The Trailblazery, RTÉ will transmit We Need to Talk about |reland on March 17th, not on television but on the RTÉ Player

On Monday at 9pm, when RTÉ transmits We Need to Talk About Ireland, a “creative celebration” filmed in front of a live audience at Dublin’s Mansion(...)

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