Person: Frank McGuinness
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
A COMPREHENSIVE SERIES OF ARTICLES ON THIS TOPIC
After Body & Soul and Castlepalooza, the muddy fields of the midlands take a break from festival season this weekend. Probably for the best as Beyonce gets her Beyhive in Formation for a show that’s not quite sold out at Croke Park tomorrow.
Fri, 08 Jul, 2016
Renowned playwright Frank McGuinness talks toas his very first play is set to grace the Everyman stage this month
Wed, 06 Jul, 2016
Sat, 02 Jul, 2016
Kevin Stevens has written a book about tolerance. He talks toabout the fear caused by racial bias and misunderstanding in today’s world.
Sat, 03 Oct, 2015
Local actor Cathy Belton is proud to be leading the charge at the Galway Arts Festival, writes
Fri, 10 Jul, 2015
looks at two collections of short stories, one uneven and the other a series of enduring, almost timeless classics.
Sat, 27 Jun, 2015
You’ll be hearing a lot of Jamie xx in the coming weeks, with his appearance at Forbidden Fruit tomorrow coming just a day after the release of his much anticipated album, In Colour.
Fri, 29 May, 2015
wonders why, in an eclectic collection of writers’ responses to works on show at the National Gallery the majority of contributors chose pieces that allowed them avoid eye-to-eye contact with the subject.
Sat, 03 Jan, 2015
2014 has been a remarkable year for Irish writing by any standards.
Wed, 10 Dec, 2014
A 38-year-old author last night scooped the richest literary award confined to Irish writers for her first novel.
Thu, 29 May, 2014
More than three decades after winning her first Hennessy literary prize, writer Deirdre Madden has been inducted into the Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame.
Wed, 09 Apr, 2014
The 40th anniversary of the death of one of our truly great female writers will be remembered at the 2014 Limerick Literary Festival from tonight until Sunday. Many well-known names will participate in the festival which honours Limerick-born novelist and playwright Kate O’Brien.
Thu, 20 Feb, 2014
FOR Barbara Brennan it’s a case of déjà vu all over again. The Dublin thespian, one of the nation’s finest actresses, is currently playing Lady Catherine de Bourgh in tThe Gate’s lavish adaptation of Jane Austen’s Pride and Prejudice.
Tue, 03 Dec, 2013
There are a couple of distinguishing aspects to Dublin’s largest book festival.
Fri, 08 Nov, 2013
The shortlists for “the biggest celebration of Irish writing” was announced yesterday.
Fri, 01 Nov, 2013
Frank McGuinness has a new play at the Abbey, his first novel has just been published, he lectures at university, and lunch is the working man’s take-out, ham roll, eaten between interview, phone calls and the next appointment, which is looming before the hour is up.
Tue, 22 Oct, 2013
HAVING served as director of Project Arts Centre for ten years, Willie White took the reins of the Dublin Theatre Festival in late 2011. He didn’t have to travel very far. The festival offices are located just a few yards from the Project in Temple Bar. But conceptually, the distance between the two jobs is more of a jump.
Thu, 19 Sep, 2013
At home his kids called him head-the-ball, their fondness for Seamus Heaney the father more than a match for their awe of him as artist.
Tue, 03 Sep, 2013
Cheltenham hero Bryan Cooper stole the show again in Wexford yesterday, completing a fine double on locally-trained Gates Of Rome and Blazing Beacon.
Mon, 18 Mar, 2013
As he readies a tour of Brian Friel’s classic play, Adrian Dunbar is adamant it doesn’t need any heavy-handed directorial interventions, writes Pádraic Killeen.
Fri, 15 Mar, 2013
A teen groom, now a 41-year-old grandfather of three, was among six married men who were ordained deacons at the weekend.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2012
Joe Dowling is back at the Abbey to direct an adaptation of James Joyce’s classic short story The Dead. He talks to Pádraic Killeen
Wed, 05 Dec, 2012
The tradition of travelling theatrical troupes has been revived in Cork, writes Jo Kerrigan
Wed, 18 Jul, 2012
The grieving characters in Carthaginians respond to Bloody Sunday by camping out in a cemetery, says Colette Sheridan
Thu, 22 Mar, 2012
Actor David Kelly got one final standing ovation as his coffin was carried out of his local parish church at the end of his funeral Mass in Dublin yesterday.
Fri, 17 Feb, 2012
The new Cork Literary Review will be promoted across America this week, writes Colette Sheridan
Thu, 10 Nov, 2011
Sport has got it badly wrong in the new reality where people are going to count every cent, and the era of building big stadia, and expecting to charge high prices to fill them, is over.
Wed, 10 Nov, 2010
Oscar-winning writer Neil Jordan was a man of relatively few words today as he was awarded his latest prestigious literary honour.
Tue, 20 Apr, 2010
WILLIE Mullins and Ruby Walsh shared a double with Scholar’s Mate and Our Monty in the two handicap hurdles at Punchestown yesterday.
Thu, 15 Oct, 2009
DO you know what really annoys the arse off me?
Wed, 15 Apr, 2009
Top novelist Anne Enright today entered the Hennessy Literary Awards Hall of Fame.
Tue, 22 Apr, 2008
GROUPS from Waterford and Clare won the two major awards at the 56th North Cork Drama Festival in Charleville.
Tue, 08 Apr, 2008
THE Bloody Sunday atrocity in Derry in 1972 has spawned more songs, films and poems than any other atrocity of the Troubles, a new book claims.
Mon, 10 Dec, 2007
A host of stars are expected to turn out for a charity movie premier in Dublin tonight.
Wed, 07 Nov, 2007
Four of Ireland’s renowned playwrights have joined forces with four celebrated actors for the Dublin Theatre Festival, it emerged today.
Sun, 16 Sep, 2007
TRIBUTES poured in yesterday to Fair City and stage actress Joan O’Hara, best known in recent years for her portrayal of Eunice in RTÉ’s Fair City.
Wed, 25 Jul, 2007
Actress Joan O'Hara best known for her role as Eunice Phelan in the television soap opera Fair City has died, RTE said today.
Tue, 24 Jul, 2007