The entertainer Paddy Cole at the funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds , at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

An instrumental piece played during the funeral Mass was a favourite of Albert and Kathleen Reynolds since they danced to it more than 50 years ago. (...)

The State funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds takes place in Donnybrook, Dublin at midday today. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times 1:29

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds was remembered as a man who “sought peace with determination” at his requiem Mass in Dublin today by the Archbishop o(...)

Kathleen Reynolds follows the coffin as it is carried from the Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At nearly 10pm on Saturday night, the queue to sympathise with an exhausted Kathleen Reynolds and her family was still moving slowly up the aisle of D(...)

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(...)

Country-pop crossover singer Taylor Swift, one of seven artists that dominate Sunshine 106.8FM’s country output, according to Country FM. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters

How “country” is “Dublin’s country mix” station Sunshine 106.8FM? Not country enough, according to the backers of the proposed Country FM, one of t(...)