John B Keane

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Alive with Sive: Nora Relihan and Margaret Ward, from Listowel, Co Kerry, who were in the first production of the play in 1959. Photograph: Alan Betson

For most 21st-century theatregoers who will see it – including a generation of young people who are studying the text as part of their Leaving Cert(...)

Simon O’Gorman and Derbhle Crotty in Sive at the Abbey Theatre. Photograph:  Ros Kavanagh
Review: Sive

Sive Abbey Theatre, Dublin *** (...)

At the launch of the Gaiety Theatre annual John B Keane season were Mary McEvoy and Frank Kelly, who will appear in Moll from May 29th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Promoters MCD have bought the rights to seven of John B Keane’s plays to show them as part of a season over the coming years. Moll, starring Mary McEv(...)

The Abbey director Fiach Mac Conghail said he hoped for “a constructive working relationship” between the National Theatre and the Arts Council. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Abbey director, Fiach Mac Conghail, has called on the Government “to protect and increase financial support for the arts in Ireland” at the launch(...)

The editor of the Cork Literary Review, Eugene O’Connell. Photograph Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

The debate about the so-called death of print is an evolving story, as the popularity of ebook readers such as the Kindle and iPad changes people’s re(...)

Tom Hanks with the Irish Rep’s co-founders Charlotte Moore and Ciaran O’Reilly

In the words of Brian Friel, this is a sacred place. It is not a church, and was once a warehouse, but the Irish Repertory Theatre in New York has a f(...)

Siobhan ni Shuilleabhain

Siobhán Ní Shúilleabháin, who has died aged 84, was a short story writer, novelist, scriptwriter and playwright. Awarded the Irish Life award for play(...)

Minister for Arts, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Jimmy Deenihan: “I'm really heartened by the positivity of artists towards this proposal.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Artists and arts organisations in receipt of taxpayers' money will be asked to give time to local schools. The public s(...)

Guillamene swimming cove, Tramore, Co.Waterford. Photograph: Mary Browne.

Tramore has always been famous for its Metal Man. The able-bodied seaman points a warning finger at passing seafarers lest they mistake Tramore(...)

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