Imelda May, Glen Hansard and Roddy Doyle in Barrytown Meets MusicTown, a musical and literary celebration of Roddy Doyle’s ‘The Barrytown Trilogy’, at Vicar Street, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The diversity of Dublin’s music scene is being showcased through MusicTown the capital’s newest music festival which runs until April 19th.An eclecti(...)

Two quintessentially Dublin-centric festivals collide over the coming week. The Dublin One City, One Book festival will this year use film, music a(...)

Philip King of Other Voices: ‘In the west of Ireland and in west Kerry, there is a new leaving and exodus going on.’ Photograph: Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Seismologists in the US have noticed strange tremors and shakes coming from across the Atlantic, where the ocean meets landfall on the edge of Europe.(...)

Illustration: Alan Clarke

A lot of things have been said – and possibly written, for all I know – about the influence of television on the minds of, like, impressionable chi(...)

Death becomes them: Olivia Colman and David Tennant in ‘Broadchurch’

Watching Broadchurch (TV3, Monday) after the first part of RTÉ’s Charles Haughey trilogy was like stepping out of the theatre and into fresh air. (...)

Double act: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as PJ Mara and Aidan Gillen as Charles Haughey in ‘Charlie’ 2:11

Many of his contemporaries were put out to political pasture, but PJ Mara, the late Charles Haughey’s former press secretary, has not only survived. H(...)

PJ Mara: “I think for somebody of my generation it’s probably interesting”. 2:11

PJ Mara, Charles Haughey’s former press secretary, was not one of the 724,000 viewers who watched the first episode of the Charlie trilogy, screened (...)

The Fianna Fáil leader  Charles Haughey, acknowledges the applause after his address to the party’s ard-fheis. Photograph: Paddy Whelan 2:11

Charles Haughey was a politician possessed of enormous talents and fatal flaws, whose impact for good and evil on Irish society is still a matter o(...)

Aidan Gillen as Charlie Haughey in RTÉ’s three-part drama series Charlie: “I was trying to find a middle ground where his look and sound could meet what I was capable of without being ridiculous or distracting.”

A living imitation of Charles J Haughey is looking at a monitor, near a two-bar heater. “That’s some make-up,” I say. “Make-up?” says the actor(...)

Damien Rice’s scorched singing lit up Other Voices. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

  1 Small is the new big Big musical gatherings have their charm, but the magic is in the minutiae. Other Voices is a festival version(...)