David McLoughlin: ‘within a week of arriving in the country I was working in a record company. Nowadays I work for the government, looking after the Music Export Office.’

Originally from Co Kildare, David McLoughlin is a music producer based in São Paulo, his home for the past 20 years.How did you end up in Brazil?My fi(...)

Eoin Butler at opening night of Wexford Festival Opera. Photograph: Patrick Browne

At the mouth of the river Slaney, about a third of a tonne of fireworks has just exploded in the night sky, marking the official opening of the 62nd W(...)