Jonathan Rhys Meyers and CEO of Barretstown Dee Ahearn at the Barretstown Gala Ball. Photograph: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

Jonathan Rhys Meyers, Gordon D’Arcy and Glen Hansard were among 950 guests at what’s been called the biggest charity event of the year, the Barretstow(...)

In 1966, scientists made a huge breakthrough in nanomedicine. They found they could miniaturise a submarine and its crew and inject it into a patient’(...)

When this Brighton quartet strutted onto the scene in 2006 with Inside In/Inside Out, they brought a fresh take to retro guitar rock. But by the time (...)

Ronan and Donard McGreevy. Photograph: Brian Cross

You know that moment when you’ve reached the end of your 99? There’s just the point of the cone left, with just a tiny glob of ice-cream on top. Yo(...)

Fitzpatrick’s in Glounthaune, Co Cork

During the Emergency, everything from butter to boxes of matches was rationed, but the people of Glounthaune, Co Cork, could get whatever they need(...)

Matthew and Daniel Courtney, Lucinda Clancy and Kevin Courtney at Spendlove in Greystones, Co Wicklow

Be careful when you go into Spendlove to buy an ice cream: you might come out with a brand-new kitchen. The popular coffee shop and ice-cream parlour,(...)

From left, Leonard Cohen working on the Greek island of Hydra; performing in Melbourne last year; and at the Isle of Wight festival in 1970. Photographs: from the book ‘So Long Marianne: A Love Story’; Graham Denholm/Wireimage; Tony Russell/Redferns

Leonard Cohen turns 80 in September: he is truly the grandaddy of pop stars. At a time when most rock stars would have long retired to their trout (...)

The third album from the young British songstress is proudly influenced by the Stax soul of the 1960s. The songs are replete with stomping northern so(...)

Storm in a Teacup in Skerries. Photograph: Kieran Lane via Flickr

You would hardly notice the tiny hut sitting on Skerries harbour, right between the lifeboat and the fishing vessels. It looks like it might be use(...)

‘A lot of people would tell you that we’re the place to come for 99s,’ says John Lynch

If you want to catch plenty of fish, you need to use the right bait. Lynch’s newsagent in Arvagh, Co Cavan, is obviously doing something right, bec(...)