Some 700 people from the Irish theatre world took over Dublin’s National Concert Hall last night for the 22nd edition of the annual The Irish Times Theatre Awards. Among the award winners was Best director Caitríona McLaughlin who said winning meant “I’m finally part of this community. It has taken a while to get here”. Raftery’s Hill was “a real collaboration. I will be eternally grateful to Neil [Murray] and Graham [McLaren, Abbey directors] for giving me that chance”. On Raftery’s Hill is written by Marina Carr.