Way back in 1996, after the ceasefire in the North, a programme was shown on Channel 4 called Baseball in Irish History. The title was highly ironic, because baseball had played very little part in Irish history and, in 1996, not many people were pla
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Once upon a time, about two years ago, Disney released its animated musical Frozen and took over the world. With the studio’s shareholders (to say nothing of the makers of Elsa dolls) living happily ever after, interest in all things princesses has n
Given the rapture with which Pope Francis’s remark “If a person is gay and seeks God and has good will, who am I to judge him?’’ was greeted, it’s not surprising that the elation was somewhat deflated by his more recent observations on gay marriage.
W est Cork has good reason to be proud of its status and reputation in tourism terms as a result of three separate, yet culturally inter-linked, summer festivals. It has even more reason to be proud of the amazing range of top-notch music it produces
You’re well known for your roles in Love/Hate and Misfits, but recently you’ve moved to Los Angeles to develop your career. How it been going?
The ESB Feis Ceoil is back. That may not raise many eyebrows, as this annual event has been on the go for 119 years and is the bedrock of Irish classical music.
Theatre: Underneath. By Pat Kinevane. Directed by Jim Culleton. Pavilion Theatre, Dun Laoghaire. Touring nationwide until July (see fishamble.com for details). Rating: ****. Reviewed by Andrew Lynch