‘It’s hard to think of anyone better-equipped than Niall Doyle [above] to provide the advocacy that music and opera need in these straitened times.’ Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

On the surface there’s not that much to get excited about. Niall Doyle, who formerly held top posts with Music Network, RTÉ’s music division and Op(...)

Dr David Finn and Mark Rafferty of    Amatech Group Ltd: “What we have been able to do is almost defy the laws of physics.”

(...) 10 times greater resolution than what has been regarded as the “classical diffraction limit(...)

Naturally . . . hot yoga

(...), introduced her own brand of hot yoga. Fierce Grace is a five-class hot yoga system based on classical Hatha(...)

(...)-night packages that include city transport, entrance to museums, classical concert tickets and B&B from ¤239(...)

Ireland fans David Lynch, Darren O’Neill, Mark Cullen and Ross McComish, from Belfast, Co Antrim in Edinburgh for the Scotland match. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

Hume, dressed in classical robes and barefoot.Hume was a big influence on logical positivism, among(...)

Fiachra de Hora (15), from Walkinstown, Dublin, practices ahead of the junior viola competition during the Feis Ceoil at the RDS, in Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire 3:22

(...) musicians have competed in Ireland’s biggest classical music festival – including James Joyce and Count John(...)

Clíodhna Heenan, from Terryglass, Co Tipperary, who won the Junior Violin (A) competition at the ESB Feis Ceoil. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 3:22

(...) in Dublin. Classical musicians from the 32 counties of Ireland, ranging from 7-year-olds to adults(...)

Ireland’s finest musicians tune up for Feis Ceoil 2015 3:22

Ireland’s biggest classical music festival, the ESB Feis Ceoil, has opened at the RDS in Dublin(...)

New breed: Simon Rattle works as readily with period-instrument players as with symphony orchestras. Photograph: Jonathan Brady/EPA

It seemed like a great idea for the Royal Irish Academy of Music to devise an event called Ten Thousand Miles Away and use it to explore “the special (...)

Feis folk: Caoimhe Ní Mhadagain and her sister Caoilfhionn from Rush with Anna McCarthy, from Drumcondra (right), ahead of An Chruit competition at the opening day of the ESB Feis Ceoil, in the RDS Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill 3:22

Ireland’s biggest classical music festival, the ESB Feis Ceoil, has opened at the RDS in Dublin(...)