Mock no more: Liverpool-Irish country star Nathan Carter is the subject of a gushing paean by Marie-Louise O’Donnell

For a long time it was the love that dare not speak its name, but these days it is a ubiquitous lifestyle, and elements of its distinctive culture are(...)

Captivated by an idea: dancers tap out the ‘Heartbeat of Home’. Photograph: Jim Byrne

In a dark studio on a sunny day, the composer Brian Byrne and a couple of engineers are working on a recording. They’ve had some late nights. They’re (...)

Riverdance perform for Queen Elizabeth at the Convention Centre in Dublin in 2011

Riverdance Ltd will tomorrow ask the High Court to restrain Co Kerry music promoter Michael Carr from staging “illicit unauthorised” Riverdance sho(...)

Moya Doherty (left) with Women on Air chairwoman Caroline Erskine, broadcasters Áine Lawlor and Ursula Halligan and Women on Air founder Margaret E Ward (right), in the grounds of RTÉ. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Women on Air, the campaign group for better gender representation in broadcast media founded by journalist and Clear Ink chief executive Margar(...)