Jon McGregor, Evie Wyld and Donal Ryan

Earlier in this series, we discussed the idea of outlining, of sketching a rough trajectory for your story. Structure is a lynchpin for some writer(...)

 Budapest’s Sziget music festival is on an island in the Danube River

Sónar Barcelona, Spain, June 12th-14th There’s no shortage of music festivals to choose from in and around Barcelona, but Sónar might be (...)

Champs: Down Like Gold

It’s not hard to imagine what Champs’ debut sounds like – it was recorded in the depths of winter in a converted water tower on their native Isle o(...)

Jeremy Irons with his wife  Sinead Cusack. The actor is to be  bestowed with the  title of honorary Corkman  at the Cork Person of the Year awards. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Oscar-winning actor Jeremy Irons is to be made an ‘honorary’ Cork man at a ceremony in the city this week. Irons (65) is known for his contribution (...)

Undated handout photo issued by Hertfordshire Police of 51-year-old Donal Drohan from Harrow, originally from Waterford  who died after a tree fell on his car in Watford. Photograph: PA

A 51-year-old man originally from Waterford, died after a tree fell on his car as he drove through Watford, north of London, shortly before 7am today(...)

‘I wanna do something they can’t possibly like, they can’t relate to. To me, it was a joke,’ said Bob Dylan of his 1970 album Self Portrait

‘I am still unable to see in him anything other than a youth of mediocre talent. Only a completely non-critical audience, nourished on the watery pap (...)

An aerial view of the Cliffs of Moher, Co Clare, during an Aer Arann sightseeing flight. Photograph: Andrew Downes

The last time I was on a sightseeing flight, it was in Peru, and my eyes were closed in expensive terror most of the time. I am privately hoping this (...)

Detail of the Fender Stratocaster that Rory Gallagher used onstage throughout his career. Kitteringham played and toured with Rory Gallagher and Norman Damery for two years in the original line-up of  Taste. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The death has taken place in Cork of former Taste bass player, Eric Kitteringham who along with drummer Norman Damery was in the first incarnat(...)