Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

This week

This week

Lisa Tierney-Keogh's new play at the Abbey, the Feast festival in Midleton and Matriarchs at Westport Town Theatre

Aiming to reclaim public spaces

Aiming to reclaim public spaces

With nightlife venues closing as fast as new hotels spring up, a sense that public spaces are under attack has taken hold. The fightback is manifesting itself in ventures such as the new People’s Parklet in Cork

This week

This week

Salar launches at Arnotts, a new comedy at Tallaght's Civic Theatre and the Dalkey Lobster Festival

Rebel hearts: Portraits of pioneering LGBTQI activists

Rebel hearts: Portraits of pioneering LGBTQI activists

A photography exhibition at Dublin Castle captures the ordinary, yet extraordinary people behind Ireland’s LGBTQI movement

The Algorithm method: Between technology and art

The Algorithm method: Between technology and art

What started out as a group of college friends playing with ideas has become a successful creative studio which marries technology and art

This week

This week

See some leading-edge dance A host of contemporary dance performances tour Ireland this August th...

Working through mental health issues

Working through mental health issues

Should you disclose your mental illness in a job interview? And does it remain taboo to discuss a mental health difficulty in work? It depends on who you ask

Life after likes: Instagram's latest move

Life after likes: Instagram's latest move

Instagram has begun to hide ‘likes’ from posts on its platform in an effort to let users ‘feel comfortable expressing themselves’. Sarah Taaffe-Maguire looks at what the development could mean for Ireland’s influencers and advertisers

This week

This week

The 7 Hills Blues Fest in Armagh, the Boyne Music Festival and the Dalkey Vintage Festival

Oh, it’s magic: The Irish witch contingent

Oh, it’s magic: The Irish witch contingent

Across the world, witchcraft is gaining momentum as pagan and Wiccan spirituality draws greater numbers of acolytes. But what of the Irish witch contingent? Sarah Taaffe-Maguire met four modern-day witches to find out more about life outside the broom closet

This week

This week

Hear opera on your lunch hour Here’s a lovely idea for your lunch break: this week sees the ret...

Small wonders: Five festivals to try

Small wonders: Five festivals to try

Fancy a festival with a smaller footprint? Try one of these five, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire

This week

This week

The Wonder Cabinet at the Natural History Museum, a new Magee collection and Gravity & Other Myths in Galway

Sacred space: A new arts magazine

Sacred space: A new arts magazine

New arts magazine Holy Show aims to offer a multi-media view on what’s happening in Irish arts and life

Teaching diversity: The Migrant Teacher Project

Teaching diversity: The Migrant Teacher Project

The path to the classroom for teachers who are new to Ireland can be difficult to navigate, but the Migrant Teacher Project is working to change that, writes Sarah Taaffe-Maguire