The opening track of Lucy Rose Parton’s second album is deceptive; if you’d never heard of the young British musician, you might peg her as ju(...)

Lily Allen has suffered minor burns following a gas explosion in her caravan while on holidays. The 30-year-old mother-of-two shared pictures of her s(...)

Hope Castle in Castleblayney

The new Monaghan Tourism website does not exaggerate when it describes the local landscape as “unspoiled”. The county of the little hills is indeed(...)

Mark Ronson has been on kissing terms with the cultural zeitgeist before. He worked with Amy Winehouse on Back to Black to produce an album that be(...)

 Hozier has received a Brit nomination for International Solo Male. Photograph: PA

Bray singer-songwriter Hozier has recorded another milestone in his rapid rise to stardom, picking up a Brit nomination for International Solo Male.Th(...)

‘There are two types of debauchery: the type that comes about after consuming mind-altering substances, and the type that comes about when all your favourite people are together in the same place at the same time, but no one has died.’ Photograph: Karan Kapoor/Stone via Getty Images

Party dressing is a many-headed beast, like the mythical Hydra. It took Hercules to slay the mighty Hydra, and it would take a Herculean effort to (...)

Angelina Jolie: could she be heading for the White House? Photograph: Brendon Thorne/Getty Images

Angelina Jolie is thinking about running for office. Of course she is. With that beatific smile, the UN special envoy position and the postcard-per(...)

Kicking off on October 30th, the Knitting and Stitching Show at the RDS, Dublin is a place where old-school traditionalists cross needles with younger(...)

Billie Holliday singing Strange Fruit: There will never be a protest song as potent and affecting

To continue the protest theme in The Ticket this week, a look at the bleak future for all forms of popular music. Over the past three decades, there h(...)

Kanye West, a man and artist full of unresolved contradictions

It’s a common complaint that music today just doesn’t have the political edge it used to way back when. For some, the golden age of protest music i(...)