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# playwright - Thursday 21 March, 2019

Dunnes stripped the insides of a new Blackrock store before clearing the planning system

The supermarket chain says it doesn’t need council approval for the works.

# playwright - Monday 27 August, 2018

World-renowned playwright Neil Simon has died, aged 91

The “patron saint of laughter” died in a New York hospital of complications from pneumonia.

# playwright - Tuesday 14 August, 2018

A former landmark pub in Blackrock is set to become a Dunnes Stores

The sit of the Playwright pub has been vacant since 2011.

# playwright - Wednesday 16 May, 2018

Tributes paid to 'great' playwright Tom Murphy, who has died aged 83

The death of the award-winning Galway playwright was announced last night.

# playwright - Sunday 29 April, 2018

'It can happen because you're in the wrong place at the wrong time': A movie about 'good people' having an affair

Writer and director Mark O’Rowe’s latest film is the next chapter in a diverse and lauded career.

# playwright - Sunday 18 June, 2017

Adoption in Ireland: 'We're still going through it, we're still carrying the shame'

Playwright Noelle Brown, who was born in a mother and baby home, has written a play about her search for her birth mother.

# playwright - Saturday 21 March, 2015

'It seems to be that we like our comedians clean and our politicians dirty'

Owen McCafferty’s new play is about a comedian selling his soul.

# playwright - Saturday 14 March, 2015

Paris audience in "group hallucination" at the work of one of Ireland's literary giants

Beckett’s ‘Not I’ is an eight minute breathless monologue.

# playwright - Sunday 2 November, 2014

"This area's gone to the f**king dogs": Why this writer was inspired by Dublin's rubbish problems

Meet Shaun Dunne, a young and exciting new playwright.

# playwright - Friday 30 August, 2013

Poet Seamus Heaney passes away aged 74

The Nobel laureate recently suffered from ill health, and was reported have collapsed earlier this week.

# playwright - Thursday 8 August, 2013

Interview: Challenges have always existed for writers, but now they need even more support

It’s easy to see why young writers could be put off by projects with no guarantee of success but new playwrights need to make a leap of faith – they are the future of theatre, says Thomas Conway.

# playwright - Saturday 21 April, 2012

Signed copy of The Importance of Being Earnest fetches $362,500 at Sotheby's

A signed first edition of Oscar Wilde’s play was bought for several times the estimate at a Sotheby’s auction in New York.