Hozier performs on ABC’s Good Morning America recently: musicians following in the Wicklowman’s footsteps face an environment where record sales are falling dramatically. Photograph: Michael Loccisano/Getty Images

The Irish music industry is said to be worth over €470 million annually to the economy. It supports around 11,500 jobs across the island, both directl(...)

Lansdowne’s Tom Farrell tries to avoid the challenges of Clontarf’s Ariel Robles and Evan Ryan during the  Ulster Bank League Division 1A match at  Castle Avenue. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League round-up: Having struggled past Old Belvedere last week, Division 1A leaders Lansdowne were back at full tilt today as they ran in (...)

Conor Owende of Old Belvedere takes a lineout catch during the Ulster Bank  Division 1A clash against  St Mary’s College at Anglesea Road. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Ulster Bank League Division 1A round-up: Conor McKeon was the hero for Lansdowne as his nerveless injury-time penalty decided today’s low-scoring top (...)

Old Belvedere’s Josh Eden and Kieran O’Gorman tackle  Graham Lawlor of Cork Constitution at Anglesea Road. Photo: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

OLD BELVEDERE and Cork Constitution played out a 3-3 draw in horrendous conditions in Saturday’s Ulster Bank League Division One A game at Anglesea R(...)