Anthony Kearns: ‘I suppose music is the crowd-calmer before the pope. We are the peace-making force. Music tames the savage beast.’ Photograph: Paul Morigi/Getty Images for Capitol Concerts

At a ceremony in Philadelphia tomorrow afternoon, Irish tenor Anthony Kearns will be the opening act for one of the biggest events of his career. The (...)

The new treatment would be implemented in tandem with existing treatments, such as chemotherapy. Photograph: Justin Sullivan/Getty Images/File photo

Ireland will become the first country to do clinical trials using a new drug which could increase success rates in treating 25 per cent of breast canc(...)

Surrendering to the yarragh: Van Morrison at Orangefield High, his old school in Belfast, in August 2014. Photograph: Exile Productions

Van Morrison’s music as I hear it holds a story – a story made of fragments. There is in his music, from the very first, a kind of quest: for the m(...)

Tracey Thorn’s first book Bedsit Disco Queen was an understated chronicle of life as a musician. It wasn’t overtly confessional, but what made it so c(...)

The acquisition of one of the main independent investment advisers to credit unions should give Merrion a competitive foothold in the sector. Photograph: Thinkstock

Merrion Capital has acquired Le Chéile Financial Services, an investment adviser to the credit union sector, and has signalled that it plans a major (...)

 Irish Cancer Society volunteer May Ryan with “Daff Man” James Gilleran at the launch of the 28th Daffodil Day, which takes place on Friday, March 27th. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish people must continue their generosity in order to combat the worst effects of the country’s rapidly increasing cancer rates, according to Irish (...)

‘Of all the arts centres and theatres outside of Dublin where I’ve heard OTC productions, the Solstice [above] in Navan is in a league of its own.’ Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Music Network’s December 10th concert was one of those annual thank-yous to stakeholders and friends. On December 13th the Crash Ensemble played th(...)

 Aer Lingus Planes at Dublin Airport. Photograph: Alan Betson

Efforts to resolve the dispute over a €750 million hole in the pension scheme operated jointly by Aer Lingus and the Dublin Airport Authority (DAA) s(...)

People will get the chance to walk beside world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan  (above) in Bishopstown, Co Cork, on Sunday, October 19th, and he will join walkers in Baltinglass, Co Wicklow, on Monday, October 27th. Photograph: Ian MacNicol/Inpho

Irish world champion 50km walker Rob Heffernan has called on the people of Ireland to get their walking shoes on to raise much-needed funds for the Ir(...)

A file photo from earlier this month of protestors Elaine Bradshaw (left) and Margaret O’Brian, opposing a scheme to build a bridge in the centre of medieval Kilkenny City. Photograph: PA

A 24-hour protest at the site of the new bridge in Kilkenny city ended this morning after council staff and gardaí closed off the area. Campaig(...)