Dara Kilkenny of the British and Irish Modern Music Institute in Dublin: “It’s important to be creative and an artist, but you also need to eat and have a roof over your head.” Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The inner-city community of the Liberties’ in Dublin 8 has been sharing its streets, shops and flats with art students ever since NCAD set up in Th(...)

Even the star-wattage of Bono on the final discussion panel was not quite enough to deliver an exciting climax to proceedings.  Photograph:  Brendan Moran/Sportsfile via Getty Images

After three days of talks, panels and discussions spread all over the RDS complex, it was hardly surprising that most people attending the Web Summit (...)

Paddy Cosgrave: “Most tech conferences can be a bit stale, but we try to inject a bit of fun into the technology conference.”

The final morning of the Web Summit saw hordes of attendees, many visibly weary from Wednesday’s Night Summit events, file back in to the RDS for the (...)

This big: James Hetfield

Metallica will open their headlining slot at the Glastonbury festival in two weeks’ time with a cover of Oasis’s Wonderwall. It’s a neat move, repl(...)

They have spent most of the past decade pegged by many as lad rockers, barrel-scrapers, knuckle- dragging musical neanderthals not fit to lick Oasi(...)

James Hetfield (left) and Kirk Hammett of Metallica performing during the Live Earth Concert at Wembley Stadium. The veteran US rockers have been announced as the Saturday night headliners for this year’s Glastonbury festival. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Metallica have become the first heavy metal band to headline Glastonbury. The announcement was made this morning by Glastonbury founder Michael Eavis (...)

Ben Lovett, Marcus Mumford, Winston Marshall and Ted Dwane of Mumford & Sons perform on the Pyramid Stage during the final day of the 2013 Glastonbury Festival at Worthy Farm. Photograph:  Ian Gavan/Getty Images.

For the past five days, it has been home to some 135,000 ticket holders. But from today, the clean up operation of Glastonbury Festival 2013 begins.Fe(...)