Listowel man is appointed Chairperson of the Abbey Theatre

Listowel native and Circuit Court Judge has been appointed the new Chairperson of the Abbey Theatre. Judge Brian McMahon takes over from Eithne Healy for the next five years. The north Kerry man is the son of the late Abbey playwright Brian McMahon. It comes following a financial and managerial crisis at the theatre, where losses of almost 2 million euro were recorded last year.