Robert Thomson in rehearsals for The Nutcracker at the Cork Opera House

‘It won’t be a nostalgia-fest,” says Alan Foley at the Firkin Crane dance centre in Cork. Listening to him describe this weekend’s reunion forum fo(...)

In ‘The Invader’, the musical style might best be described as eclectic minimalist. Echoes of Philip Glass abound, but the musical material is much more varied

Ten years ago I interviewed Pierre Boulez in connection with the 2004 RTÉ Living Music Festival. I had to ask him about opera, given his famous 196(...)

Johnny Healy-Rae had a surplus of 1,415 votes in South and West Kerry.

Nothing could dwarf the performance of Independent father and son duo Danny and Johnny Healy-Rae in Killarney and South and West Kerry. Danny at the s(...)

John Duignan and Conall Ó Breacháin constantly finish each other’s sentences, but it’s so seamless and instinctive that it’s only when you transcri(...)

Augustinian Provincial Fr John Hennebry said a request by Fr Martin Crean that mourners at the funeral Mass of John Cotter in Cork pray that former lord mayor of Cork John Murray be acquitted of sexually assaulting a teenage girl was indefensible. Photograph: Christian Hartmann/Reuters

The Augustinian Order yesterday pledged to hold an inquiry into why a retired member of the order requested mourners at a funeral Mass to pray that a (...)

Ronan O’Gara and his wife Jessica  in Cork last night for the testimonial dinner.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

  Former Munster, Ireland and Lions outhalf Ronan O’Gara last night said he was thrilled to be honoured in his home town when 900 gu(...)

Workers embroider the Kiswa, a silk cloth covering the Holy Kaaba, in the holy city of Mecca this week. The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a vibrant part of the wider community. Photograph: Ibraheem Abu Mustafa/Reuters

The owner of a new Islamic Cultural Centre on Shandon Street in Cork city, which was officially opened yesterday, has pledged to make the facility a v(...)

John Buckley, Carbery, Co Cork, is Macra na Feirme’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year.

John Buckley (27) from Bantry, Co Cork, has been named Macra na Feirme’s FBD Young Farmer of the Year. The competition, run in partnership with the IF(...)

Yes, she said, yes: the New Orleans Rose,  Molly Molloy Gambel, accepts Kyle Catlett’s marriage proposal live on television during  ‘The Rose of Tralee’ on Monday night.  Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

Stop. It’s a word thought of less and less as we sit, phone in hand, status update worked out, tweet ready to go, photo about to be uploaded. The past(...)