Many parents who became involved in the referendum understood the implications of homophobia on their children’s lives for the first time

The Yes vote in the Marriage Equality Referendum, three months ago, brought with it a healing that was felt deeply in every county in Ireland. The hea(...)

Anne Enright: she invited four short-story writers to perform their work which was animated by song. Photograph: Alan Betson

It is not that subtle, but barometers don’t tend to register the distinct and particular shift in Galway city’s atmospheric pressure on the last Sunda(...)

That Benjamin Clementine has presence is clear from the outset. The London native has had an eventful life, as seen in biographical notes abou(...)

If you want to see how a social network works in real life, Groningen was the place to be last weekend. The Dutch city is home to Eurosonic, a mult(...)

 The X Factor:  viewers who up until now could choose between UTV and TV3 may find that the latter has become their only option for programmes such as The X Factor

Down at the site of what used to be a tobacco factory in Dublin 8, TV3 has been doing some filming. The hard set for its soap opera Red Rock is there,(...)

Jah Shaka performing in Spiegeltent Antwerp in  2010. Photograph: Anviss/Flickr  Photograph: Anviss/Flickr

When Jah Shaka speaks it’s hard not to take him seriously. There’s the gentle levity of his Jamaican patois, and his bottomless brown eyes, like th(...)

Top row: Rory Gallagher, Public Enemy and David Bowie; bottom row: John Coltrane, The Rolling Stones and Aretha Franklin. Photographs: Fin Costello/Redferns, Suzie Gibbons/Redferns, Richard E Aaron/Redferns, Gai Terrell/Redferns and Estate of Keith Morris/Redferns, all via Getty Images

Every minute of the day more than 100 hours of video is uploaded to YouTube. It’s an inventory that will include a huge swathe of this, that and th(...)

Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

Some albums are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them with time. And some, like Jeff Buckley’s Grace, are a bit of both. Released(...)

‘When I go to someone’s house and the toilet seat is left up I get very offended,” says Zoe Saldana. “It means it’s a house where men live. I get i(...)

The day job as house band on Jimmy Fallon’s TV show has freed The Roots to take the creative chances they’ve always talked about. Their new album, (...)