Andy Irvine: regarded as a contender for the role of EPCR independent chairman or president. Photograph: Getty Images

Five weeks away from the opening round of the inaugural European Rugby Champions Cup, the newly-assembled tournament organisers European Professional(...)

Ed Sheeran: four nights in a row at Dublin's O2 in October

One season ends and another begins. As the outdoor shows run out of road, it’s time to return to the indoor halls, clubs and arenas. Many would arg(...)

 Tom Grace is the new Chairman of the Lions Board. Photograph:  Dan Sheridan/Inpho

The British & Irish Lions today announced the appointment of Tom Grace as the new chairman of the Lions Board. He succeeds Gerald Davies who had o(...)

Rwandese refugees cross Rusumo border to Tanzania from Rwanda in  May, 1994. Phorograph:  REUTERS/Jeremiah Kamau/Files

Since Shakespeare wrote about it being the food of love, the idea of music as a positive force has been embedded in our psyches. In common with oth(...)

Renewable energy powers the music of Andy Irvine. He’s always in hot pursuit of new perspectives, and his more recent live performances have been i(...)

Alasdair Roberts’s music embodies the wildness, the humour and the beauty of the Scottish countryside where he grew up. Born to a Scottish father and (...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
An A-Z of music in Ireland
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Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

Former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, founder of the west Belfast Feile

Just over 25 years ago some of the most shocking images from the Troubles were transmitted across the globe. They showed west Belfast caught in a vort(...)

Lions head coach  Warren Gatland  walks down the tunnel after his team’s victory over Australia in the third Test at    ANZ Stadium  in Sydney, Australia. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

The Lions have their pride restored alright, and rather than going to New Zealand seeking an improbable first series win in 20 years, they can venture(...)

 Lions coach Warren Gatland shakes hands with  Brian O’Driscoll following Saturday’s third Test victory in Sydney. Photograph: David Gray/Reuters.

It was always going to be difficult achieving impartiality when it came to Ireland’s greatest player being dropped for the first time in his stellar 1(...)