Seán Potts, whose whistle playing with The Chieftains and Ceoltóirí Chualann elevated the instrument to a higher plain, died on February 11th a(...)

At the launch of the Gaiety Theatre annual John B Keane season were Mary McEvoy and Frank Kelly, who will appear in Moll from May 29th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Promoters MCD have bought the rights to seven of John B Keane’s plays to show them as part of a season over the coming years. Moll, starring Mary McEv(...)

Chieftains members Triona Marshall and Paddy Moloney give a performance. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Traditional music veterans The Chieftains have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to music.Paddy Moloney, Sean Keane, Matt Molloy, Kev(...)

Reference archive: singer Eddie Butcher at Féile na Bóinne in 1977. Photograph: Joe Dowdall/ITMA
Thinking outside the squeeze box

A quarter of a century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning. Governments form and fall, families begin and grow up, and artists come and go, their rep(...)

Developer Michael Ryan: has had a number of dealings with State assets agency Nama and in July was cleared of making €80,000 in corrupt payments to former Fine Gael Dungarvan town councillor Fred Forsey

  The stud farm owned by developer Michael Ryan and his family is back in the winners’ enclosure after selling a racehorse at Goff’s fo(...)

VARIOUS ARTISTS Seoda Ceoil 1 & 2 Gael Linn Gael Linn celebrates its 60th anniversary this year and, among other activities, the label (...)

Dick Barry (second from right), then parliamentary secretary (minister of state) to the minister for health, pictured in April 1974 at the annual general meeting of St Ultan’s Hospital in Dublin with JJ Jones, chairman; Anne McEvoy, matron; and Seán Hurley, secretary. Photograph: Paddy Whelan

Former Fine Gael TD and minister of state Dick Barry played a prominent role on the Cork political stage but also served as a stalwart for Fine(...)