A still from the forthcoming 26-part ‘Zig and Zag’ animation, which will be on RTÉjr and CBBC next year

RTÉjr is two and a half years old. And like a toddler, it is trying to make its voice heard in a room packed with people a lot bigger than it. It isn(...)

Geraldine Branagan, Phil Coulter and Eamonn Campbell at the funeral at Mount Jerome, Dublin. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Jim McCann was “one of the brightest, wittiest, and sweetest men I ever knew,” songwriter Phil Coulter said at the singer’s funeral in Dublin. “He wa(...)

 Kasey Smith performs in Copenhagen on Thursday night. Photograph:  Ragnar Singsaas/Getty Images

RTÉ is to scrap the mentoring process it has used to select the last five Eurovision entrants, but Ireland will not be pulling out of the competition.(...)

Phil Chevron’s  funeral procession left the Mansion House to the sound of his own version of Thousands Are Sailing, which became a Pogues classic and is recognised as one of the finest songs about Irish emigration. Photograph: Mike Coppola/Getty Images

Pogues and Radiators from Space star Phil Chevron’s funeral service - or his “grand finale” as his sister called it - was bookended today by his two b(...)

A scene from Heartbeat of Home, the electrifying new music and dance spectacular from the producers of Riverdance.

At the Bord Gáis Energy Theatre punters gather to see if Riverdance team John McColgan and Moya Doherty can do it again – reboot Irish identity for an(...)

Winning team: Johnny Logan and Shay Healy

What’s another year? That was the plaintive question posed by Shay Healy when he wrote Johnny Logan’s winning Irish entry in the 1980 Eurovision So(...)

Inez Flynn from Whyte's Auctioneers with an origional recording of a young and unknown Elvis Presley from July 5th, 1954. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

A pop and rock memorabilia auction in Dublin at the weekend includes rare acetate and vinyl records, autographs, photographs and other items f(...)