Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has been awarded a gold medal of honorary patronage by the University Philosophical Society in Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Alan Betson /The Irish Times

Former International Space Station commander Chris Hadfield has received an honorary patronage from Trinity College Dublin. He was awarded a gold meda(...)

Anita Notaro: her theme in her novels of life’s variety reflected her own personal journey

The award-winning Irish novelist Anita Notaro, who has died aged 59, wrote stories which often had at their core a theme of sudden emotional and situa(...)

Bono on his critics: “They’re the haters; we’re the lovers. We’re never going to agree. People who would not normally be exposed to our music have got a chance to listen to it.  File photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

U2 singer Bono has said the blogosphere is “enough to put you off democracy”. The band’s decision to give their new album Songs of Innocence away free(...)

Dave Fanning: “The J1 is one of the most important things you do as a student”

DAVE FANNING Music journalist and broadcaster Massachusetts, 1974 On my first day in New York I ordered a “baggle”, meaning a bagle. I ordere(...)

The US embassy in Dublin is inviting all who ever visited the US on a J1 student visa to attend a free open day event at the RDS on Thursday, September 25th, next

The US embassy in Dublin is inviting anyone who ever visited the US on a J1 student visa to attend a free open day event at the RDS on Thursday, Septe(...)

Slice of the Apple: U2 with Apple’s chief executive, Tim Cook, in California. Photograph: Stephen Lam/Reuters

As is sometimes the way when Joe Duffy thinks listeners require some relief from accounts of societal chaos, Wednesday’s edition of Liveline (RTÉ R(...)

Hundreds of visitors have arrived in Donegal this weekend for the annual Bob Dylan festival.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

Like rolling stones and complete unknowns, they arrived on the shores of a Co Donegal lough this weekend for what has become one of the biggest Bob Dy(...)

Ed Sheeran fans queue before an intimate gig for RTE 2fm  in front of an invited audience of listeners at RTE Radio studios. Dan Healy, the controller of 2fm, has said it is a matter of public record that he has been given between 24 and 36 months to turn the station around.   Photograph: Gareth Chaney/ Collins

The controller of 2fm has said it is a matter of public record that he has been given between 24 and 36 months to turn the station around. Dan Healy (...)

Michael Fassbender at the Irish film premiere of Frank at Lighthouse in Smithfield, Dublin. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire 1:55

Patrick Freyne Frank, a musical adventure story by Jon Ronson and Peter Straughan, directed by Lenny Abrahamson and featuring movie star (...)

Dave Fanning: his weekend slot revolves around voices, particularly his own

As superfluous exercises go, it made bringing coal to Newcastle seem like a relief mission bearing much-needed supplies. But there it was: Dave Fannin(...)