John Morrissey, comissionaire at the Merrion Hotel Dublin. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill / Irish Times

The hotel group that co-owns the luxury five-star Merrion hotel in Dublin last year sustained an 18 per cent drop in pre-tax profits to £2 million (€2(...)

They’ve got sunshine... chief executive Seán Ashmore, chairman Paddy Cole and director Ciara O’Connor of Sunshine 106.8FM. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

At a “pure country music” versus “easy listening” showdown in a Dublin hotel, opinion was divided over the merits of Michael Bublé. A nic(...)

Chloe Callaghan from Lucan at the launch of the ISPCC Shield Campaign at the Westbury Hotel in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

A tendency to say “we’re only having a laugh” when making fun of others often excuses what the butt of the joke considers bullying, the launch (...)

Shane Filan: You and Me

Always the most likely to pursue a post-Westlife career, Shane Filan’s solo debut certainly has the big name songwriting teams behind it – but his man(...)

In a damning indictment, Greil Marcus once famously wrote: “Rarely has a singer had as full and unique a talent as Rod Stewart; rarely has anyo(...)

Customers in Freebird Records on Wicklow Street in Dublin hoped to get some of the many limited-edition Record Store Day releases by Irish and international acts. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Independent record stores in Dublin enjoyed a vinyl revival on Saturday when music fans came out in droves to support international Record Stor(...)

Music fans digging in the crates at   Freebird Records on Wicklow Street in Dublin during  Record Store Day yesterday. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Independent record stores in Dublin enjoyed a vinyl revival yesterday when music fans came out in droves to support international Record Store(...)