‘Maybe it’s not the best Irish pub abroad, but for almost 20 years it has been mine. With it will go part of this city that has become home, and a bit of the home I left behind.’ Photograph: Coolin Irish Pub Paris Facebook page

  The Irish Times’ Generation Emigration project is on the hunt for the best Irish pub in the world outside Ireland. The following is one (...)

Chart-topping lecturers: Kieran McGuinness of Delorentos and James Byrne of Villagers, who teach at BIMM. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Is it distracting when your lecturers are world-famous, chart-topping musicians? Earlier this month, students at the British and Irish Modern Music(...)

 Grammy winner Dianne Reeves pictured performing in the Everyman Palace during the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. Photograph: Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

Thirty-five years after its inception, the Guinness Cork Jazz festival continues to go from strength to strength. From McCurtain Street’s hectic array(...)

Marie Stanley, chairwoman of the South West Inner City Network. Photograph: Alan Betson 5:30

The foreigners say it’s European. The old-timers say it’s declining. The guide books say it’s the real Dublin. And the artists say it’s, like, far (...)

Sunday is the best day for Brick Lane Market, where you can browse for unusual clothes, jewellery and bric-a-brac and and be tempted by the huge selection of ethnic foods
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My girlfriend loves exploring and shopping in markets so I would like to take her to London for a weekend where she could indulge her passion for fash(...)

The city of Zadar on the Dalmatian Coast of Croatia is a lively, small city with lots of things to do

We are three 18-year-old girls looking for advice on Leaving Cert holidays for next year. We wanted to do inter-railing but figured it would be too ex(...)

Ginger Baker (left) - who formed Cream in the 1960s with Eric Clapton (right) and Jack Bruce and later played with Blind Faith - will perform at the Everyman Theatre at this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival. This image is of a Royal Albert Hall show in 2005. File photograph: Dylan Martinez/Reuters

Rock drummer Ginger Baker is among the acts confirmed for this year’s Guinness Cork Jazz Festival, running in the city over the October bank holiday.B(...)

Good cop, odd cop: Noel Clarke, Reece Shearsmith and Alex Kingston in ‘Chasing Shadows’

The grey mood and slow burn of Scandi crime dramas has seeped into British police procedurals with some fine results – ITV’s Broadchurch is the most o(...)

For some it will always be just The Point or even The Point Depot. It has more recently been the O2 but from now on it will become known as the 3Aren(...)

The Late Late Show will be given a “new look” during its forthcoming season, says RTÉ Television managing director Glen Killane.

The Late Late Show will be given a “new look” in January. RTÉ Television managing director Glen Killane said the changes on RTÉ’s flagship chat sho(...)