Fearghal McKee, lead singer of Whipping Boy at Feile. Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

It was a hell of a year. It was the year Ireland went to the World Cup in Italy and the country turned upside down and inside out. It was the year Nel(...)

Niall Quinn of Ireland scores the qualiser past Hans Van Breukelen of Holland. Photograph: Billy Stickland/Inpho

Something Happens were on tour in the United States as Ireland played their group stage games and getting to see games presented quite a challenge fo(...)

Hyperactively chirpy: Derek Mooney

Having departed the daytime schedules, Derek Mooney can now be found on the nocturnal airwaves, hosting a new show devoted to his trademark enthusiasm(...)


A Michelin-starred chef is going down the bistronomie route. But we need a new word (gastrosteria maybe) to describe it, because it’s not French but m(...)

James Barry: ‘Self-portrait as Timanthes’. Photograph courtesy of the National Gallery of Ireland

The Cork-born painter James Barry bestrides the Irish visual imagination like a colossus. But, despite his magnitude, he managed to remain invisible f(...)

Pat Kenny is eventually expected to bring in more than 150,000 listeners

Newstalk wants an influx of younger listeners and “Pat Kenny loyalists” to make it “the number one talk radio station in the next five years”, says(...)

Ryanair chief executive Michael O’Leary and TV3 commercial director Pat Kiely at the filming of an ad for the airline in the station’s HD studio in Ballymount, Dublin, earlier this month. (See question 20.) Photograph: Brian McEvoy

There was a big entry to my Christmas quiz last month. The winner is Mrs Kenya Quigley from Greystones in Co Wicklow. Congratulations, you win a two-d(...)

Both 2fm’s Ryan Tubridy (above) and his Today FM rival Ray D’Arcy recorded audience declines. Photograph: Frank Miller

RTÉ Radio presenters Ronan Collins, Claire Byrne and Dave Fanning were among the individual winners in the latest snapshot of Irish radio ratings, but(...)

Released in 1972,  ‘Transformer’ featured Reed’s most successful pop songs, ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, ‘Perfect Day’ and ‘Satellite of Love’.

Velvet Underground Formed in 1964 and largely commercially ignored, they have been long regarded as one of the most important and influential groups o(...)

Norah Casey: new magazine show on Newstalk on Sundays from 10am

Norah Casey will present an hour-long magazine show called Mindfood on Newstalk on Sundays from 10am, as part of the Communicorp station’s new weekend(...)