Irish blues guitarist Rory Gallagher (1949 - 1995) performing at the Rainbow Theatre, London, 1972. Photograph: Debi Doss/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Legendary rock and blues guitarist Rory Gallagher is to feature in Cork’s contribution to Culture Night when a local artist will do a live charcoal sk(...)

People protesting against the Poolbeg incinerator in 2010. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

Dublin city councillors last night overwhelmingly voted to reject a report that recommends proceeding with the Poolbeg incinerator and condemned as “a(...)

French foreign minister Laurent Fabius, Ukrainian foreign minister Pavlo Klimkin, German foreign minister Frank-Walter Steinmeier and Russian foreign minister Sergey Lavrov walk together during talks on the ongoing conflict in eastern Ukraine in Berlin yesterday. Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images.

Russia has said all issues related to it sending a humanitarian convoy to Ukraine had been resolved but said no progress has been made in talks toward(...)

British prime minister David Cameron (left) talks with employees during a tour of the BP ETAP (Eastern Trough Area Project) oil platform in the North Sea, 100 miles east of Aberdeen, in February. The fate of North Sea oil revenues is a key issue ahead of the September 18th referendum to decide whether Scotland will end its 300-year-old union with England. Photograph: Andy Buchanan/Getty

Aberdeen in the northeast of Scotland, in the words of one oil executive who has experienced some of the toughest regions on earth, may not be the (...)

Promoter Peter Aiken leaving Leinster House today following a meeting with the Oireachtas Transport committee to discuss the Garth Brooks concerts. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times 1:45

Dublin city manager Owen Keegan tonight rejected claims from the GAA that he was fully in support of five Garth Brooks concerts before controversially(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in Dublin last January to announce details of a number of concerts this month. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Singer Garth Brooks tonight told the 400,000 people who have bought tickets for his Irish concerts that he will play five shows in Dublin or none at (...)

‘This is the background against which most church building by our major Christian denomination took place in Ireland, one of famine, destitution and deepest privation.’ Above, a Famine memorial in Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke / THE IRISH TIMES

The Church of St Joseph and the Immaculate Conception in Bohola, Co Mayo is 150 years old this year. Its foundation stone was laid in 1858, less than (...)

 Emre Can will move from Bayer Leverkusn to Liverpool. Photograph: Marius Becker/EPA

Liverpool have confirmed they have agreed a deal in principle with Bayer Leverkusen for 20-year-old midfielder Emre Can. In a short statement Liverp(...)

Some of the election posters that remain up in Dublin this morning. Clockwise from top left, Nessa Childers, Eamon Ryan, Deirdre Kingston and Lola Hynes.  Photographs: Kitty Holland

Almost all political parties, and some Independents, still had election posters up across parts of Dublin city this morning, despite the passing of a (...)

Full list of candidates One of a handful of counties where city and county councils have been merged, the new Waterford County Local Authoritie(...)