Låpsley: “You forget that the music reaches out to people and that what you do isn’t as private as you might think”

Some musicians and songwriters prefer to go the solo route for fear of having their creative vision picked apart. Merseyside’s Låpsley (real name Hol(...)

Arthur Russell, an accounting teacher at the Institute of Education, said higher-level accounting was “a fair, well-balanced paper, with one or two tricky questions which required students to think on their feet”. Photograph: Srdjan Srdjanov/Getty Images/iStockphoto

Leaving Cert students faced some unpredictable questions that required careful handling in their accounting exam, according to one teacher. “The pap(...)

The universally positive response to this year’s Leaving Cert business paper, which is one of the most overloaded and theoretical subjects, suggest(...)

James Greenwood wields a variety of sounds on his debut album, but the most intriguing thing to hand is the London producer’s own curiosity. His ha(...)

We’ve been waiting ages for Arthur Russell’s musical legacy to enjoy some shine, so perhaps this compilation will do the trick. A fascinating figur(...)

Donal Dineen: searching for treasure

The best of music gets lost for all sorts of reasons. Sometimes it’s because we’re neither alert to it nor looking hard enough to notice something (...)

Not quite an outright pop heartthrob, not quite a household name, not quite cool enough to get the seal of approval from discerning musos: it’s safe t(...)

This year, 7,404 students sat the physics paper. Pat Doyle, a teacher at the Institute of Education, said that the higher level exam was fair and balanced with nothing nasty or unexpected. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The final week of the Leaving Cert has coincided with the start of a mini-heatwave, leaving more than 14,000 students sitting physics, physics and (...)


Two original talents, born 20 years apart, have come together to deliver a diverting collage on the pre-history of the modern teenager. Matt Wolf, dir(...)

The bones are showing on Impersonator and that’s no bad thing. Montreal’s Devon Welsh and his collaborator, Matthew Otto, create a wash of music th(...)