Traditional Musician of the Year Máirtín O’Connor

Over the past 17 years, TG4’s annual Gradam Ceoil Awards have made it their business to train a spotlight on a handful of those who have pushed the(...)

Prime Minister David Cameron says he will only participate in TV election debates if the Greens and perhaps the Scottish National Party are invited to participate. –  Photo.  PA Wire

Unlike us, the British know when their next election is going to be. The lifetime of each Westminster parliament is now fixed by statute and the elect(...)

Kerry’s Darren O’Sullivan and Jonny Cooper of Dublin during the National League game played in Killarney in 2013, the same time as Ireland played England in the Six Nations Championship.  Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The GAA could be looking at a crowd shortfall next March 1st when Dublin travel to play All-Ireland champions Kerry in Killarney in the national le(...)

Sarah Hayes of Hyundai Ireland, which sponsors Coronation Street on UTV Ireland, with UTV Ireland’s Daragh Byrne (centre) and Ronan O’Donoghue

The Irish television advertising market will rise by about 5-6 per cent this year, but even with this growth it will be a case of “survival of the fit(...)

Actors India Mullen and Adam Weafer from ‘Red Rock’, TV3’s brand new twice-weekly drama

A bloody body on the pier and a rather attractive sergeant on his way to investigate; a young couple snogging in the pub, taking breathers only to hin(...)

The Hustle dance group, dressed for the occasion in long white lab coats, performing at the opening ceremony of the BT Young Scientist Exhibition at the RDS on Wednesday. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times 1:47

When was the last time you saw the Taoiseach share space on a stage with hiphop dancers? It happened on Wednesday afternoon at the official launch par(...)

A new commemorative stamp recognises the contribution of the 51st BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition, which opens in the RDS on Wednesday. Photograph: Shane O’Neill / Fennells

An post has issued a commemorative stamp to honour the annual BT Young Scientist and Technology Exhibition.Now in its 51st year, the event in Dublin w(...)

Leinster’s Shane Jennings was sidelined for 13 weeks after tearing his hamstring against Connacht. Photograph: Billy Stickland/inpho

One player hoping his name will be on Matt O’Connnor’s team when he names his Leinster side today is Shane Jennings. While the bulk of the internatio(...)

American actor John Finn

John Finn is an American actor who plays an Irish-speaking garda in TG4’s drama, ‘An Bronntanas’. He had a lead role in the US series ‘Cold Case’ –(...)

Bryan Rooney: catalogue of ill-health left him unable to play fiddle for a time. Photograph: Brian Farrell

God knows how many Irish people living in London have, over the decades, been stopped in their tracks by familiar music wafting out the door of some e(...)