If you were under the impression that Ireland has had little association with the Oscars outside My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of Mr Wilde you’d b(...)

Glen Hansard who won the Best Song  Oscar in 2007 with Marketa Irglova for ‘Falling Slowly’ from the film ‘Once’. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

If you were under the impression that Ireland had little association with the Oscars beyond My Left Foot, Once and the quotes of one Mr Wilde, you’d b(...)

Behind the scenes: Kate Hudson prepares to go onstage at the Dolby Theatre in 2014. by Christopher Polk/Getty
Backstage at the Oscars

On February 22nd the Academy Awards take place at the Dolby Theatre, in Hollywood. Everyone knows it’s the biggest night in the cinema calendar, but m(...)

Danny O’Donoghue from The Script busking on Grafton Street. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

In what has almost become a Christmas Eve tradition, singer Glen Hansard led a rabble of musicians in song to a crowd of hundreds on Dublin’s Grafton (...)

Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

The Christmas: It’s not just “Christmas” in Ireland. It’s “the” Christmas. And we don’t “spend” it, as people in other countries do: the aim here i(...)

Discotekken on ice takes place on Saturday December 20th at the Point Village and features disco and ice-rinks rolled into one yuletide experience.

The season of Christmas encompasses a range of things for all who celebrate it. However, for those less inclined to ring in the end-of-year festivitie(...)

Siobhan and Aisling Devine from Coolock, Dublin, at the Christmas tree lighting ceremony on O’Connell Street, Dublin. A New York Times journalist found Dublin “rich not only with jovial cheer, but also an abundance of artisan offerings and a creative, literary spirit”. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Dublin is a “newly energised city” with “an abundance of artisan offerings” and “literary spirit”, according to a New York Times journalist living in (...)

‘I’m not political, but the Irish nation has now been forced to be (political) and to come out on the streets,’ Glen Hansard said .Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / The Irish Times

Not content to let the politicians take centre-stage at Wednesday’s anti-water charge protest, a number of well known musicians also converged on Dubl(...)

We’ve been waiting ages for Arthur Russell’s musical legacy to enjoy some shine, so perhaps this compilation will do the trick. A fascinating figur(...)

Multinational folk act Mutefish busking on Grafton Street. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Back at the end of the last century, I would regularly attend a star-studded gig on Sunday evenings with a group of college friends.The line-up featur(...)