RTÉ chairwoman Moya Doherty with a bust of broadcaster Gay Byrne on RTÉ’s Donnybrook campus. Photograph: Eric Luke

Inside the RTÉ building known as Central, Moya Doherty explains why she has accepted only a three-year term as chairwoman of RTÉ’s board for now, i(...)

Taxman-turned-financier Derek Quinlan, who in 2004 built a consortium of (mostly) wealthy Irish individuals to buy four of London’s fanciest hotels. Photograph: Alan Weller/Bloomberg News.

A two-line statement issued yesterday brought to an end the toxic and multilayered row that has been encircling three of London’s most plush hotels si(...)

The site at Long Acre slopes gently down towards the Baily Lighthouse on Howth Head  and is  in a special amenity area which means it can’t be used for development purposes

A house on three acres close to Howth summit has to be one of the best properties to come on the market in recent years in Dublin. Those who live u(...)

Dancing Queen, Billie Barry photographed at her home in Marino, Dublin. Hundreds packed into the Church of St Vincent de Paul today for Ms Barry’s funeral who died on Tuesday. Photograph Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Billie Barry spent her life teaching people how to entertain so it was fitting that her funeral was a perfectly-choreographed celebration of music, so(...)

Reduction in debt seen as a “major win for the Irish taxpayer”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Property investor Derek Quinlan has cut his debts by more than €3 billion through a series of asset sales over the past five years, the Sunday Indepen(...)

Joanne Doyle and Breandán de Gallaí, the two principal dancers from Riverdance rehersing. Photograph  Alan Betson /Irish Times

The creative forces behind the entertainment phenomenon, Riverdance have shared a pay bonanza of €75 million since the turn of the century, new figu(...)

A troupe of Riverdancers in action. Photograph: Jack Hartin/Riverdance/PA Wire 8:10

Twenty years ago today, in the course of a seemingly ordinary Eurovision Song Contest, a troupe of Irish dancers flashed across the stage of what was (...)

Actor Brendan Gleeson signs autographs at the ‘Calvary’ premiere during 64th Berlinale International Film Festival earlier this month. Photograph: Getty

John Butler’s comedy The Stag and John Michael McDonagh’s state-of-the-nation piece Calvary have topped the charts in the nominations for the upcom(...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
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Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

A scene from Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular from the producers of Riverdance.

At the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre punters gather to see if Riverdance team John McColgan and Moya Doherty can do it again – reboot Irish identity for an(...)