In 1997, David Bowie was in Dublin rehearsing for the Earthling tour when he played a secret gig for 300 people. Photograph: Reuters/Andy Clark/Files

It was Ireland in May 1997, and 300-odd people (some of them very odd) were stuffed into the rehearsal room at the Factory. David Bowie was in Dublin (...)

Standing tickets for The Script’s hotly anticipated Croke Park gig next June sold out in under an hour this morning.   Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Tickets for Irish rock group The Script’s Croke Park gig next June have sold out, MCD Productions has announced. Tickets for the hotly anticipated Jun(...)

Taoiseach Enda Kenny rings the bell to officially open the Nasdaq  from the Web Summit at the RDS in Dublin, with  Paddy Cosgrave,  founder of the Web Summit, and Adam Kostyal,  head of European listings at Nasdaq.  Photograph: Barbara Lindberg

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has apologised to the thousands of attendees at the technology conference for continuing wifi problems.He took to th(...)

File photograph of the Oxegen music festival, Punchestown, Co. Kildare.Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

A man who sued after he got stuck in the mud at the Oxegen Festival and was knocked over and trampled, fracturing his ankle, is facing a substantial (...)

As demands for the extra Garda resources are usually created by a commercial events, the force charges for it – the Garda generated €2.869 million from such activities last year. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Garda raised almost €3 million last year by charging sports bodies, event promoters and commercial entities for the policing provided to them.Mult(...)

Victoria Clayton pictured leaving court today after the second day of her High Court action for damages against music promoters MCD. Photograph: Collins

A woman who sued after allegedly slipping and fracturing her leg at a 2007 Rolling Stones concert at Slane Castle has withdrawn her case at the High C(...)

Keith Richards (right) and Mick Jagger of the Rolling Stones perform at Slane in August  2007. Photograph: Kate Geraghty/The  Irish Times

A woman who travelled to a Rolling Stones concert at Slane Castle missed seeing the band on stage after she allegedly slipped on mud and had to be tak(...)

Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska (left), whose wealth is estimated to be €6.6 billion, owns Aughinish Alumina through Rusal, the world’s largest aluminium producer. Photograph: Pressphotos/Getty Images
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Billionaire Russian oligarch Oleg Deripaska’s firm Aughinish Alumina paid just €1,952 in corporation tax over the past five years, despite generating (...)