Thomas Walsh has always borne his influences brazenly – but when those influences are classic pop bands like ELO, The Kinks and The Beach Boys(...)

Just after we shake hands and sit down for a chat, I make Johnny Marr a solemn promise. “Don’t worry,” I say. “I’m not going to ask you that question.(...)

Ray Davies with author Joseph O’Connor at the National Concert Hall last night as part of the Dublin Writers Festival.

The Kinks front man Ray Davies said his best songs wrote him rather than the other way round. Davies spoke about his new book Americana last night at (...)

Emirates Team New Zealand races ahead of Oracle Team USA in front of Alcatraz Island during the America’s Cup finals in San Francisco, California. Photograph: Jamie Squire/Getty Images.

Craig Monk, a mountain of a mariner, remembers his first year in charge of physical training for an America’s Cup team. It was 1995 and Monk – all 280(...)

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The name plate of the Harcourt Street offices for the The Sunday Business Post and The Irish Examiner. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

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