Edna O’Brien with director John McColgan, who presented her with a framed portrait before the tribute performance for her at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night. Photographs: Dave Meehan

A happy gathering of the great and the good of contemporary Irish culture assembled at the Gaiety Theatre in Dublin last night to pay tribute to the (...)

Ireland has no shortage of incredible musicians, but for a while every singer seemed to be called David or Damien. Where were the women? It’s an imba(...)

Mary Black speaks to Róisín about what she sees as a lack of Irish music on the radio

On this week’s Róisín Meets podcast singer Mary Black talks about what she sees as a lack of Irish music on the radio. “I don’t like attacking radio(...)

Throughout Food Month we will have a daily “Guilty Pleasure” feature where well-known faces share their secret treats, from the delicious to t(...)

Róisín O: “Anytime we’d get together – when my uncles would be home from America – we’d have sing-songs and stuff. It was just normal in our house.”

To describe Róisín O’s career as a foregone conclusion may sound more than a little presumptuous, but there’s no doubt about it: the musician’s lif(...)

British soldiers lined up in a narrow trench during World War I (28th October 1914) . Photograph:Hulton Archive/Getty Images)

Singer-songwriter Eric Bogle said he wrote The Green Fields of France as a response to the anti-Irish sentiment in Britain during the IRA bombing camp(...)

A crowd cheers Nelson Mandela in 2000 as he prepares to be conferred with an honorary degree at Trinity College Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Nelson Mandela Exhibition, at the Apartheid Museum in Johannesburg, should be put on show in Ireland, said Christopher Till, director of the museu(...)

London Irish: Conor Egan, Graham Knox, Danny O’Reilly and Dave McPhillips of the Coronas are enjoying “starting all over again” in England and the move seems to be paying off as they find themselves on a bit of a roll

It’s a clear, crisp Tuesday night in London, and the street outside the Scala venue near King’s Cross station is eerily quiet. Inside, however, is (...)

Irish Bog Snorkeling Championships are taking place in Castleblayney, Co Monaghan this weekend. Picture of male entrant takes a dip in the so called Bog Jacuzzi after takes part in the Irish Bog Snorkelling championship in Dungannon in July. Photograph: Charles McQuillan/Getty Images

Clarenbridge Oyster Festival Marking the beginning of the new oyster season, the 60th oyster festival is on in Clarenbridge, Co Galway until Su(...)

Rosemary Mac Cabe (centre) singing at Gardiner Street Gospel Mass. Photograph: Gavin Crosby

I applied to formally defect from the Catholic Church in late 2009 on the back of a campaign by the now defunct website countmeout.ie – which cease(...)