To think that The First Time Ever I Saw Your Face and Dirty Old Town came from the same writer is testament to the three dimensional qualities that(...)

The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

Georgie Fame, John Minihan and Van Morrison outside Ronnie Scott’s Jazz Club, Soho London 1994

PAUL BRADY The first time I met Van Morrison was the summer of 1980. We shared an agent at the time, Paul Charles at the Asgard agency, and I h(...)

Cavan’s Paul Brady beat  Cork’s Killian Carroll 21-8, 21-2 to win his fifth successive world title in Calgary, Canada on Friday night.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Paul Brady cemented his legacy as the greatest handball player the sport has ever seen with an unprecedented fifth successive world title in Calgary, (...)

Paul Brady: crushed Robbie McCarthy 21-12, 21-7 in the semi-final.

The drive for five is alive – that was the big news from day nine in Calgary, Canada after four-time defending champion Paul Brady demolished Team Ire(...)

U2 perform in Vancouver at the beginning of their new world tour.

Former U2 manager Paul McGuinness has said the band erred in giving away its last album to all iTunes subscribers whether they wanted it or not. Mr M(...)

File photograph of David Quinn  of the Iona Institute (centre) speaking with David Fieldsend and Conor Lenihan outside Buswells Hotel. Photograph: David Sleator

The Iona Institute has said a legal opinion it commissioned on the same-sex marriage referendum found that the ability to distinguish between same-sex(...)

Raheny United’s Katie McCabe was the hero as they defeated Peamount 3-2 after extra-time. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Raheny United 3 Peamount United 2Katie McCabe slid home a final minute extra time winner to claim the FAI Continental Tyres women’s national league cu(...)

Cork’s Catriona Casey has been in dominant form on the women’s handball circuit.

Paul Fitzpatrick Young Cork sensation Catriona Casey will attempt to become the first female ever to qualify for a male professional handball tournam(...)

Rosita Boland What would you like in your stocking? The attention span I used to have, plus the focus to read several books a month. All(...)