Little Green Cars: Stevie Appleby, Adam O’Regan, Faye O’Rourke, Dylan Lynch and Donagh Seaver O’Leary. Photograph: Steven Dewall/Redferns via Getty

Having toured their debut album far and wide, the Dublin band are back writing. Is it strange faring better abroad than at home? (...)

Young people aren’t apathetic , “they’re dismissive of the recycled establishment bull, just as much as all ages are” – 2010 protest by  Dublin Focus on Youth, a coalition of youth projects/services   to warn the Government against making any further cut to youth services. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill

Any young person worth their salt should seek to change the system

 Martina Topley-Bird performs with Massive Attacks. Photograph:  EPA/Jean-Christophe Bott

James Vincent McMorrow makes a welcome return home, but no one is overshadowing Massive Attack

Seagulls above the boardwalk on Dublin’s quays. It could be argued that the city’s seagulls are more highly evolved than those in other parts of the country. Photograph: The Irish Times

The Seanad begs to be taken seriously yet comes up with headline-grabbing silliness

Fans enjoy another hot day at Longitude festival at Marlay Park in Dublin at the weekend. Photograph: Allen Kiely

Marlay Park festival succeeds with electic mix of genres

Haim perform on the Main Stage at Longitude Fesitval at Marley Park. Photograph: Allen Kiely.

Haim electrify Marlay main stage and Disclosure easily live up to headline billing

Morgan Cooke and Ionia Ní Chróinín

How do you bring a novel on a famine ship to the stage? With delicate balance and theatrical invention

Matt Berninger of The National in London recently. Photograph: Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Irish audiences lay themselves bare for visiting rock bands . . . and then there's The National.

A Le Cool cover featuring the Pigeon House by Brendan McCarey

Dublin-centric prints and textiles have moved beyond tack to beautiful design

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