John Buckley is one of the most fastidious craftsmen, and the orchestra gives him the greatest palette

The featured composer for the last of the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s Horizons concerts (NCH, February 3rd) was John Buckley who compiled a c(...)

Latin Christian clergy walk through the Church of the Nativity, accepted by Christians as the birthplace of Jesus Christ, in the West Bank town of Bethlehem on Christmas Eve. Photograph: EPA/Jim Hollander

A leading member of the Irish hierarchy has called for an end to the persecution of Christians in the Middle East, saying religious freedom is at the (...)

Taking flight: Mick Barry in action at Dublin Hill in 1984. Photograph: Denis McGarry
Modest monarch of Irish road bowling
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Mick Barry, who has died aged 95, was the greatest player ever to compete in the minority sport of road bowling, a 17th century game introduced to Ire(...)

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(...)