Lisboa Casino in Macau: gaming sector revenue in the former Portuguese colony fell in November by 32.3 per cent to €1.87 billion. Photograph: Jerome Favre/Bloomberg

For more than a decade, Macau, the world’s biggest casino hub, has been on the kind of roll to set any gambler’s pulse racing, with gaming revenues mu(...)

Walking On Cars

2016 is already shaping up to be a bumper year for albums, as top-level pop stars and rock bands get their respective fingers out and tussle for the (...)

Sr Julie Buckley, chaplain in Temple Street hospital, Dublin: ‘Seeing parents broken after the death of a child is the worst part of the job. Their world has ended and they have to try to pick themselves up and build a new life.’ Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

I started off nursing and did my training in the Richmond Hospital, in Dublin, returning to Cork, where I’m from, to do midwifery. I worked as a staf(...)

Jon Bon Jovi performs. The singer’s banned has had to cancel upcoming concerts in Shanghai and Beijing. (Photograph: Andrea Comas/Reuters)

Bon Jovi has had to cancel its first concerts in China after officials learnt that a picture of the Dalai Lama had featured in a video backdrop in a (...)

US blues legend BB King performs onstage during the 45th Montreux Jazz Festival in Montreux in 2011. Photograph: Valentin Flauraud/Reuters

Tributes have begun flooding in for blues legend BB King, who has died at the age of 89.His lawyer Brent Bryson said that King, who suffered from diab(...)

Bono on stage in Croke Park at the opening of the band’s Vertigo tour concert series in 2005. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

By this time tomorrow, we’ll know who will be playing Croke Park next summer. The announcement due on Friday morning from promoters MCD about next yea(...)

File photograph of the crowd at the AC/DC concert at Punchestown in 2009. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The first open-air concert of summer 2015 is earmarked for Slane Castle, Co Meath next May. MCD and Lord Henry Mountcharles are understood to b(...)

Tractors on main street: rural Ireland - to know it is to love it.

Those of you who left the big smoke and went to the Ploughing Championships will know that things change when you leave Ireland’s big cities, particul(...)

Kodakid

Whatever you do, don’t confuse Kodakid with Kodaline; the only similarity the two bands share is a penchant for glossy, high-end production. You wo(...)

Two major media events took place last Saturday. Kanye West married Kim Kardashian in Florence, and Real Madrid beat Atlético Madrid in the Champio(...)