Loreto Secondary School Dalkey recording the Band Aid 30 song through the WholeWorldBand app. Money raised will go towards Ebola relief in west Africa. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Dublin-based start-up WholeWorldBand has teamed up with Band Aid 30, the 2014 incarnation of the charity supergroup Band Aid, to launch an “ice-bucke(...)

Hozier performing at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on Thursday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan

By any musical measure, 2014 has been a brilliant year for Hozier – and he capped it off with a full-throated display of power at Dublin’s Olympia The(...)

 Victoria’s Secret model Candice Swanepoel walks the runway past  Hozier during the 2014 Victoria’s Secret fashion show at Earl’s Court exhibition centre yesterday in London. Photograph:  Dimitrios Kambouris/Getty Images 2:05

“Take me to churchI’ll worship like a dog at the shrine of your liesI’ll tell you my sins and you can sharpen your knifeOffer me that deathless deathG(...)

 Ryan Tubridy pictured on the set of the  Late Late Toy Show.  Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin.

The Late Late Toy Show once again proved that it’s not just a festive favourite with the kids as record-breaking viewer ratings gave everyone in RTÉ c(...)

Midge Ure and Bob Geldof attend to record the Band Aid 30 single on Saturday in London. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty Images 4:15

Musicians lamenting the advent of the digital age, which has seen record sales collapse, may have been surprised to hear Bob Geldof piping up his supp(...)

One more time: Midge Ure and Bob Geldof. Photograph: John Stillwell/PA Wire

For the past 30 years we’ve been reminded every December that there’s no need to be afraid, that at Christmas time we let in light and we banish shade(...)

So then, you’ve been wondering what the hell Damien Rice has been up to for the last eight or so years? Sporadic contributions to various charitabl(...)

Tottenham Hotspur’s Erik Lamela celebrates after scoring against Brighton Hove Albion during their English League Cup game at White Hart Lane. Photograph: Suzanne Plunkett/Reuters

Tottenham 2 Brighton 0 The finish was less extravagant than the one with which he lit up Tottenham Hotspur’s previous midweek cup tie but Erik (...)

There are two Jessie Wares. There’s the one who appears on her records, a woman making beautiful, sophisticated, vulnerable, soulful sounds and pro(...)

IMPROV The Necks Christ Church Cathedral, Dublin. Also Derry, Saturday and Belfast, Sunday Cult Australian improv trio The Necks have won(...)