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(...)

Ireland’s only orchestral baroque music festival takes place this weekend in Ardee in partnership with the Irish Baroque Orchestra. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Chief O’Neill Traditional Music Festival The celebration of traditional music legend Chief O’Neill takes places in Bantry, West Cork until Sunday, Nov(...)

The less traditional hurling counties are playing their cup finals at Croke Park today. Photograph: Inpho/Cathal Noonan
Something for the Weekend

John Ford Ireland Film Symposium Tomorrow’s Ford at War exhibition in Collins Barracks marks the 70th anniversary of the D-Day landings, and includes (...)

Nice spread: Guests listen to a speech by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of President Michael D Higgins. RTÉ’s coverage of the banquet would have benefited from a lighter touch. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tuesday this week is one of those days when watching TV on a spring-like afternoon doesn’t feel like slacking off. RTÉ’s live coverage of the S(...)

Pat Campbell, who has died aged 87, was an architect and a former member of the board of the National Concert Hall. However, it was through his(...)

Jazz musician Ahmad Jamal, left, plays Dublin’s Vicar Street this evening.

Temple Bar Tradfest, DublinDubliners should take the time this weekend to pop along to one of the TradFest events taking place in the city centre. On (...)

Guns for hire: Thompson sub-machine guns and other weapons being fired in the US in the 1930s. Photograph: Vintage Images/Getty

Given the national propensity to celebrate the landmark achievements of anybody with even a trace of Irish blood, it was a surprise this week to hear (...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny’s move to to Newstalk has been accompanied by a promotional campaign imploring listeners to  “Move the dial”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

RTÉ was already preparing for the departure of Pat Kenny before he announced he was moving to Newstalk, the head of Radio 1 has said. Tom McGuire said(...)

History man: Myles Dungan. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

With a fortnight to go before battle commences, RTÉ Radio 1 has been quietly shoring up its previously unassailable mid-morning redoubt, before Pat Ke(...)

Prepare for lift-off: Pat Kenny in studio at RTÉ. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Stop all the clocks, cut off the telephone. Prevent the Liveline yapping with its daily moan. Silence the detractors, and with a muffin or scone, look(...)