Damon Albarn and the  Blur who have been confirmed as headliners for this year’s Electric Picnic

Blur have been confirmed as one of the headline acts for this year's Electric Picnic. The former Britpop stalwarts have just released their fir(...)

British author  Rudyard Kipling. Photograph: EO Hoppe/MansellGetty Images

When the first World War broke out in August 1914, Rudyard Kipling felt horribly vindicated. The poet of Empire believed Britain’s army was pitifully (...)

The Lusitania moored in the Mersey in 1911. Cobh is to remember the sinking of the liner with a series of events. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

The sinking of RMS Lusitania was and remains one of the most controversial acts of the first World War. The ocean liner was on its way from New York (...)

Alfred Gwynne Vanderbilt,  once one of the richest men in the US, who died on board the Lusitania.

Few American families are as synonymous with wealth and the gilded age of the New York elites as the Vanderbilts.The family fortune was founded by Co(...)

Ill-fated: RMS Lusitania on its maiden voyage from New York, in 1907. Photograph: Bain/Library of Congress 4:01

In the old cemetery overlooking the picturesque seaside town of Cobh are three mounds of uneven earth that resemble unmade beds. They are mass graves,(...)

U2 are to play three shows at the 3Arena at Christmas. The announcement was made by Bono in an interview he conducted with Tony Fenton before the Toda(...)

Sarah Costigan, Director of Development, and Joanna Perry, (left) curator of the exhibition, with a self portrait of Christy Brown. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times 1:24

Since the film My Left Foot became an Oscar-winning sensation 25 years ago, the real Christy Brown has become obscured by the fictional one played by (...)

Sean O’Rourke. Photograph: Frank Miller

Tensions between the Government and RTÉ could delay a plan to facilitate the collection of €25 million a year lost through television licence fee eva(...)

The BAI has upheld a complaint against an FM104 radio presenter who described some supporters of the Irish language as being ‘nutters’, ‘mad’ and ‘insane’. File Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

A complaint against a radio presenter who described some supporters of the Irish language as being “nutters”, “mad” and “insane” has been upheld by th(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan (left)  and  Sean O’Rourke. Mr Noonan accused RTÉ presenter Sean O’Rourke of “scraping the barrel” in his line of questioning about the disclosure of information in relation to Siteserv.  File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan has accused RTÉ of failing to disclose two reports on its future which were commissioned in 2013 by the Department(...)