Caroline Freyne and Gavin Little on their wedding day

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories. We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabul(...)

Vincent, inspired by the art of Van Gogh, is a special song for lots of people. One of them is my mother

Vincent by Don McLean. It’s one of the most moving, beautiful, insightful, could-listen-to-it-forever songs ever written, in my opinion. The song w(...)

Don McLean in Dublin recently. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Don McLean (69) grew up in New Rochelle, New York state, and began performing on the folk circuit as a teenager in the 1960s. He gained considerabl(...)

You wouldn’t be blamed for buying into the hype around James Bay. The young Englishman has been touted as the Next Big Thing by the UK’s music(...)

Rebecca Meehan in Paris

Although some of my friends and family thought I was mad going travelling alone, I questioned my sanity only once. I’d been away for two months and(...)

Gary Lightbody of Snow Patrol performing in the Phoenix Park, Dublin, in 2012.  The Northern Ireland  band’s  drummer Jonny Quinn has credited pop star Ed Sheeran for teaching  Lightbody and the rest of the band how to use  Twitter when he toured as their support act in North America that year.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Snow Patrol drummer Jonny Quinn has credited pop star Ed Sheeran for blazing the trail in harnessing social media to get ahead in the music business.Q(...)

Ellie Goulding and Beck have been added to the line up of this year’s Live in the Marquee

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has called for a relaxation of Ireland’s planning laws to allow a series of major concerts to take place each year at sta(...)

Ed Sheeran on stage during the Brit Awards. Promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Croke Park gig featuring the singer this summer. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Concert promoter Peter Aiken has ruled out a third Ed Sheeran concert for Croke Park, despite the Yorkshire-born singer selling out two concerts at th(...)

Ed Sheeran performs on stage during the 2015 Brit Awards at the O2 Arena in  London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA

Tickets to see Ed Sheeran play in Croke Park this summer sold out in less than one hour on Thursday. Fans had lined the streets waiting in the bitter (...)

Anita Harvey and  Barry Noone were married in the bride’s local church, St Caimin’s in Mountshannon. Photograph: Charlie McGeever

Each Saturday on irishtimes.com/weddings we'll report on couples’ love stories .We'll tell the tales and show the pictures of these fabulous weddin(...)