THE man on the radio said Niall Tóibín could be regarded as Ireland’s Billy Connolly, which established that the man giving the tribute was probably less than half Tóibín’s 90 years and, as a result,recalled the performer mainly from appearances on The Late Late Show, where he did the equivalent of stand-up before stand-up was cool.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
The Arts Council has revealed it has withheld hundreds of thousands of euro in funding for the Abbey Theatre, amid concerns the venue’s direction has resulted in fewer opportunities for Irish artists.
Wed, 09 Jan, 2019
The Abbey Theatre has announced it will hold a ‘Waking the Feminists’ debate on Thursday after acknowledging that its programme of events for early 2016 “does not represent gender equality”.
Tue, 10 Nov, 2015
In 1982, the country was stunned by a series of scandals. Taoiseach Charles J. Haughey inspired the sobriquet “GUBU” in describing one but a truly grotesque, unbelievable, bizarre and unprecedented event went essentially unnoticed in Kerry.
Fri, 14 Nov, 2014
THE fallibility of memory is one of the themes of Shelagh Stephenson’s play, The Memory of Water, which opens at Cork’s Everyman Theatre this evening and runs until Nov 23. This Theatre Royal production, directed by artistic director, Ben Barnes, is about three sisters on the eve of their mother’s funeral.
Tue, 19 Nov, 2013