Corn Exchange


A Corn Exchange and Abbey Theatre co-production

The Fall of the Second Republic

By Michael West
in collaboration with Annie Ryan

In a time of political turmoil and instability, an ambitious young journalist creates havoc for a fading Taoiseach and his legacy.

Emer Hackett is a fearless and determined investigative reporter – her target is the Taoiseach, Manny Spillane, a wily political survivor.

Their paths cross in the ruins of an old theatre, set to be the site for a banking centre, which promises to bring wealth to the Irish economy as well to Spillane and his cohorts.

Following up the much loved Dublin By Lamplight, The Corn Exchange takes a look at what Ireland might have become 50 years after its independence — and how fragile the norms that govern us really are.

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Photo by Ros Kavanagh

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