Lisa O’Neill: “I lose concentration very easily; the page is boring for me to look at.” Photograph: Eric Luke

‘I’m owning it more, and I really value that,” says Cavan singer-songwriter, Lisa O’Neill, who is reflecting on the difference a few years can make i(...)

Frank Cushnahan: last December his legal team told the Stormont inquiry chairman that it would “not engage” with him

Stormont politicians have made one last attempt to persuade Nama’s former advisor Frank Cushnahan to co-operate with their inquiry into the £1.2 bill(...)

Waterford in the south-east was founded by the Vikings in 914AD and claims to be Ireland’s oldest city.

First up on Alanna Gallagher’s whistlestop tour is the Déise capital Waterford in the south-east was founded by the Vikings in 914AD and claims to (...)

Managing director David Gray: “During the 1980s, we began establishing ourselves as a soft furnishings provider for hotels.”

JP Glass Interiors began as a family business in Cork in 1890, specialising in domestic linens. Moving to Dublin in 1963, the company didn’t trade in (...)

There will always be a certain amount of filler on any charity compilation, but this one – drawn from Today FM’s live session archives (...)

At the Witnness Festival in Fairyhouse racecourse, Co Meath in 2000, ‘festival virgins spent their time sampling every delight possible’

Our Summers Past series mines the Irish Times archive to find interesting articles from previous summers. In 2000, the oddly spelled Witnness music(...)

Gavin Kearney, founder of Jumble

It’s what we all fear but don’t really want to think about: email is not a particularly secure way to communicate. However, peace of mind may be just(...)

Chloe Howl: tunes and chutzpah

Another weekend, another festival for music fans to flock to in search of sonic thrills. Indiependence has been pulling the crowds to Mitchelstown,(...)

Singer David Gray continues his return to the Irish stage at the Groove Festival in Bray, Co Wicklow. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

TraidphicnicThe traditional arts and music festival with a difference takes place in An Spidéal,Co Galway this weekend.Traidphicnic is an access for a(...)

The high priest of Co Mayo

Heading whesht to Mayo for the Westport Festival of Music and Food, I was a bit apprehensive. Not only had we been spoiled by the bash in Ballinlough,(...)