Ann Sullivan: ‘an almost instinctive artistic flair’. Photograph: Press 22

To those who passed by her charming but inconspicuous antique and collectibles shop on Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ann Sullivan, who has died aged 76, (...)

Constantin Gurdgiev, who is part of the line-up for the Kilkenomics festival, a three-day mash-up of economics and comedy taking place in Kilkenny next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So many bubbles are popping up in the Irish economy that it’s in danger of turning into an Aero bar. Another one clearly emerging, which policymakers (...)

‘I’ve been dying for many years. My children are really fed up with it.’ Photograph: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Is it ageist to suggest that Billy Connolly neither looks nor acts like your average 71-year-old? Maybe. But it’s tricky to otherwise convey what a(...)

We’re a city in danger of losing ourselves in an introspective, onanist love-in. Photograph: Alan Betson

As the editor of the “unfortunately titled” Le Cool Dublin – so referenced by Trevor White in his St Patrick’s Day piece for The Irish Times , here(...)

Luke Kelly performing in a London club circa 1964. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Luke Kelly died 30 years ago today, aged just 43. His legacy consists of his own achievements, and his influence, which lives on in the intonations of(...)

Tom Monaghan, proprietor of Monaghans Cashmere, Hibernia Way, Dawson St, Dublin. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

When the downturn began in 2009, it was the third time that Monaghans Cashmere faced a recession. The store’s owner, Tom Monaghan, says that there’s (...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
An A-Z of music in Ireland
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  • October 19, 2013, 01:00

Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

 Psychiatrist  Ivor Browne, pictured at his home in Ranelagh. Photograph: Dave Meehan
The Gentleman Browne

‘Is he still alive?” people keep asking. Yes he is, very much so, and is as challenging as ever. Visionary, revolutionary and preparing to take lea(...)

The new bridge linking Burgh Quay and Marlborough Street under construction over the river Liffey in Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Dublin’s Abbey Theatre has launched an online “urgent petition” seeking to have the new bridge on the River Liffey, currently under constructio(...)