Bruce Springsteen and the E Street Band in the RDS, Dublin in 2012. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/ The Irish Times

Bruce Springsteen is to play Croke Park in Dublin for the first time on Friday, May 27th, forcing the rescheduling of two GAA Leinster championship ga(...)

U2’s return to “intimate” arena shows has affected their moniker as the world’s biggest band. A new industry report ranks them as the sixth most po(...)

  The Irish rugby squad board the Aer Lingus  aircraft as they head   to the World Cup in England in September. Although it did not end well, the team did well enough in the early stages to become the most-searched  topic on Google Ireland this year. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The Rugby World Cup was the top search item on Irish Google last year. Ireland’s rugby campaign was cut short by a comprehensive defeat to Argentina (...)

The same-sex marriage referendum was the most talked about topic on Facebook in Ireland in 2015, while marriage equality, including Ireland’s May referendum, was the sixth most talked about topic on Facebook in the world. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Ireland’s same-sex marriage referendum was among the Top 10 most talked about world events on Facebook in 2015, according to the social media site’s y(...)

Gavin James: “I’d write songs during the day, and then try them out in front of a crowd at night – my songs would always sink or swim.” Photograph: Tommaso Boddi/Getty

Gavin James is in Philadelphia, Pennsylvania. The Dublin singer-songwriter has been spending a lot of time in the US recently, primarily because the (...)

Weather fanatic Johnny O’Loughlin (8) from Ennis meets his hero meteorologist Evelyn Cusack. Photograph: Andres Poveda

For those of us who stayed up past our bedtime to watch the Late Late Toy Show this year, we didn’t regret the decision. From rapping fa(...)

Aoife Sugrue and Niall O’Donoghue Pharmacists Aoife (27) and Niall (28) met on a night out in Dublin in 2006, and their first date was to (...)

Ryan Tubridy with Luke O’Connor (4) from Dublin on the set of this year’s ‘Late Late Toy Show’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Ryan Tubridy looked like a giddy schoolboy as he leapt around the set of tonight’s Late Late Toy Show wearing some of the most ridiculous Chr(...)

Conductor David Brophy with Ed Sheeran on RTÉ’s ‘The High Hopes Choir’, which has been sold to UKTV. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

RTÉ has sold two of its series, The High Hopes Choir and Rachel Allen’s Coastal Cooking, to British digital broadcaster UKTV. The High Hopes Choir, a (...)

Now that she is well and truly installed as a bona-fide pop star, Ellie Goulding could probably afford to throw a little experimentation into (...)