Liz Carroll: On the Off Beat
  • Music
  • November 15, 2013, 00:00

What’s in a name? More than you might imagine, as Liz Carroll gamely illustrates with this magnificent collection of original, self-composed tunes.(...)

Brian McDonagh is a musician and painter. From Dublin, he was member of 1970s traditional group, Oisín. He moved to Sligo in the 1980s and was a found(...)

Former Supreme Court  judge Hugh O’Flaherty: ‘They’re all talking about the X case, but in effect the X case is moot because the girl didn’t have an abortion. She had a miscarriage.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

One of the Supreme Court judges who decided the landmark X case on abortion has said the judgment is “moot” and may not be binding on Government. Hugh(...)

The judges of the Supreme Court: top row, from left, Susan Denham, the chief justice, Frank Clarke, Liam McKechnie and Donal O’Donnell. Bottom row, from left, Nial Fennelly, Adrian Hardiman, John Mac Menamin and John Murray. Illustrations: Eoin Coveney

Thousands of protesters were on the streets of Dublin, demonstrations were taking place at Irish embassies abroad, and newspapers around the world wer(...)

Brilliant: The Green Fields of America

In Drogheda tonight there is an event that is both delightful and deeply puzzling. Mick Moloney’s brilliant group The Green Fields of America will pla(...)

Solas: Shamrock City
  • Music
  • March 29, 2013, 00:00

Shamrock City is a novel undertaking: Séamus Egan documents the adventures of his great uncle, Michael Conway, who emigrated from Ireland in 1910, (...)