The wonderful Austin Gaffney, pictured above in the banner was from a performance of “Song of Norway”, with my wife Pauline (Magrath) in 1966. No one but Austin could enter a scene with such a swirl of an operatic cloak, or doff a silk top-hat with such panache. Born in Dublin, for decades, he was the star of so many Light Operas, Pantomimes, Cabarets, Reviews, … [Read More...]


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Talks between Abbey Theatre management and theatre workers - Please read the article which appeared in The Irish Times on Saturday, 2nd February 2019 READ ARTICLE … [Read More...]


Tribute to Actress, Virginia Cole

Sad it is to again to salute a dearly departed colleague from the Theatre World. Virgina Cole was only just seventeen years of age when she launched her acting career by landing the plum role of Concepta Feeney in Tolka Row, the much vaunted RTE drama … [Read More...]

Have your say: Has Dublin become too expensive for artists to live here?

Musician David Kitt says he was being forced to leave because he can't afford it anymore Musician David Kitt is quitting Ireland, claiming it is too expensive to live in the country anymore. Kitt says he has no choice given that the Dublin house in which he … [Read More...]

The End of the Beginning of Equality for Women in Irish Theatre

On July 9th, Minister of Culture, Heritage and the Gaeltacht Josepha Madigan TD launched Gender Equality in Practice in Irish Theatre at the Lir National Academy of Dramatic Arts at Trinity College, Dublin. The gender equality policies of 10 theatre companies … [Read More...]