Keep it Real ridden by Rossa Ryan, Fiddles Bridge ridden by  Mark Crehan, and Handy Sandy ridden by Daragh Maher, during the Cleggan Derby at the Omey Races today. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Liam Gilligan had a tummy bug for the last few days, but neither wild nor highly trained horses would drag him away today from north Connemara. In fac(...)

Dressed in a sharp grey suit and crisp white shirt, Spike Jonze does not seem properly attired for a one-man food fight. But 20 minutes after he si(...)

It began with Feel the Love. Actually, the John Newman story began much earlier than that smash hit – stories are never as cut and dried as the nar(...)

From the heart: Christy Moore

Christy Moore is thinking about the songs he never wrote. The ones that remained unfinished, the ones that resisted polishing, the ones that failed to(...)

Twist and shout: The Beatles after arriving at Dublin Airport in November 1963, with Paul Russell (left) and  Frank Hall of RTÉ. Photograph: Lensmen Photographic Agency/irishphotoarchive.ie

The journey made by the phenomenon known as The Beatles was remarkably short – just nine years – but their winding road had its share of twists and tu(...)

A demo acetate record of Elvis singing That’s All Right, produced by Sam Philips for Memphis Recording Service, is shown  at Whyte’s auction at the RDS in Dublin  yesterday. It sold for ¤64,000. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The Minerva suite at the RDS was packed today for the first ever Irish and international pop and rock memorabilia auction, held by Whyte’s auctione(...)