After her fun-filled turn in Catastrophe, Cork actress Eileen Walsh returns home in the Abbey’s production of a Sean O’Casey classic, writes Padraic Killeen
Thu, 21 Apr, 2016
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
The late Brian Friel should have won the Nobel Prize in Literature, according to the director of the Abbey Theatre.
Thu, 29 Oct, 2015
The Abbey Theatre last year swung back into strong profit after slashing costs by €2m.
Fri, 31 Oct, 2014
A UK-based management consultancy firm has been appointed by the Arts Council to carry out a review of the operations of the Abbey Theatre.
Tue, 11 Feb, 2014
The Arts Council yesterday announced that it is to carry out a major root and branch independent review of the operations of the Abbey Theatre.
Thu, 07 Nov, 2013
Elaine Murphy explores women’s issues in her new play on the national stage, writes Pádraic Killeen
Wed, 05 Jun, 2013
The Abbey Theatre in Dublin has purchased a building adjacent to its existing theatre to allow for its redevelopment.
Wed, 26 Sep, 2012
Women are expected to make up at least one third of candidates from each political party in the next general election, under a bill passed through the Seanad yesterday which will proceed to the Dáil for a vote.
Fri, 16 Mar, 2012
The Seanad is to hold a 30-second “reflective silence” every morning to represent members who do not want to take part in the daily prayer.
Thu, 23 Feb, 2012
Stars of the stage and screen turned out today to bid a fond farewell to actor David Kelly.
Thu, 16 Feb, 2012
The Government has voted down a proposal by independent senators that would have required receipts to be produced to claim the leader’s allowance.
DAVID NORRIS’S last-ditch effort to beat the looming deadline for presidential nominations saw him plead for support from county councils last night.
Thu, 22 Sep, 2011
A NATIONAL gathering of concerned citizens is to be held in the summer with a view to re-invigorating Ireland’s democratic institutions and restoring trust in public life.
Wed, 13 Apr, 2011
MICK LALLY’S driving passions of acting, the Irish language and the struggle for social justice were to the fore in the humanist ceremony which marked the 64-year-old actor’s final journey yesterday in west Dublin.
Fri, 03 Sep, 2010
THE late writer, Hugh Leonard, received the traditional applause of the theatre world at his funeral mass in Dalkey yesterday at what mourners were told was his “final curtain call”.
Tue, 17 Feb, 2009
The Abbey Theatre today ruled out suggestions to relocate to the historic GPO building.
Tue, 08 Jul, 2008
The Abbey Theatre is to receive €30m funding until the end of 2011, it emerged today.
Mon, 07 Jul, 2008
BRENDAN Gleeson headed a star line-up at last night’s world premiere of Studs, the Paul Mercier feelgood action comedy.
Sat, 18 Feb, 2006
THE Abbey Theatre has landed the biggest grant of its history with the Arts Council awarding it €25.7 million for the next three years.
Wed, 25 Jan, 2006
THE Abbey Theatre is to have its massive debt of €3.3 million cleared by significant additional funding from the Department of Arts, it was announced yesterday.
Fri, 02 Dec, 2005
The new director of the Abbey Theatre, Fiach Mac Conghail, vowed tonight to create a shared vision for the future of the historic venue.
Tue, 01 Feb, 2005
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