Loreto Secondary School Dalkey recording the Band Aid 30 song through the WholeWorldBand app. Money raised will go towards Ebola relief in west Africa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin-based start-up WholeWorldBand has teamed up with Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid, to launch an “ice-bucke(...)

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof attend to record the Band Aid 30 single on Saturday in London. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images 4:15

Musicians lamenting the advent of the digital age, which has seen record sales collapse, may have been surprised to hear Bob Geldof piping up his supp(...)

Bob Geldof arrives to record the Band Aid 30 charity single at the Sarm Studios in London on Saturday. Photograph: Hannah McKay/EPA 4:15

Band Aid organiser Bob Geldof said sales had “gone manic” as the reworked version of Do They Know It’s Christmas? became available for the first time (...)

One more time: Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

For the past 30 years we’ve been reminded every December that there’s no need to be afraid, that at Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade(...)

 Referee Milorad Mazic speaks to Roy Keane, assistant manager of the Republic of Ireland, during the EURO 2016 Group D qualifier  at Celtic Park. Photograph:  Mark Runnacles/Getty Images

We knew the day had to come, but still, it didn’t stop us dreading it. Finally, management decided, for this encounter at least, and with the natur(...)

Chris Martin (chief executive, Musgrave Group) presenting Sean Mulligan (hon secretary, Concra Wood Golf Club) with the All-Ireland Musgrave Crumlin Hospital Club Challenge trophy after their victory at the O’Connor Jnr course at Oceanico golf resort. Photo: Ronan Quinlan

There must be something in the Monaghan air, certainly when it is transported to the Algarve. For the second year running, Concra Wood Golf Club emer(...)

Jennifer Lawrence: “It is not a scandal. It is a sex crime. It is a sexual violation. It’s disgusting.” Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Hollywood star Jennifer Lawrence has broken her silence to hit out at the leak of naked pictures of the actor online.The Oscar-winner, one of the most(...)

 Rangers boss Ally McCoist has confirmed he spent “a few quid” on buying up shares in the club’s open offer this month. Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire.

Ally McCoist today insisted his job is not “bombproof” as he dismissed suggestions Rangers’ desperate financial position is the only thing preventing (...)

Word ’smith: Aerosmith’s Joe Perry and Steve Tyler have a mindblowing theory about the colour pink. Photograph: Shizuo Kambayashi/AP

A new poll by a music streaming service has detailed the “weirdest ever song lyrics”. The funny thing is, there’s nothing weird about any of their (...)

Live wire: Bob Marley onstage in London in 1980

A certain well-known singer brought half of his/her vocals to Glastonbury this year on a disk. Other acts had ProTools playback rigs hidden away. S(...)