Francis Kenneally, Central Stores, Kanturk. “I don’t think it really has picked up at all, to be honest.” Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The shop seems dusty and unfrequented. Outside, Friday afternoon traffic makes its way through Kanturk in the constituency of Cork North-Wes(...)

Marian Finucane. Photograph: RTE

It’s the small things in life which keep us amused. Most Saturdays just after noon on RTÉ Radio One, Marian Finucane reaches for a piece of paper, cle(...)

Drake performs in Leeds on February 9th, 2017. Photograph:  Andrew Benge/Redferns

When Rolling Stone magazine visited Drake’s compound in California a few years ago, the Canadian star walked over to a control pad to press buttons th(...)

You can never quite guess where Ryan Adams will go next. Throughout his career, the North Carolina native has been the poster boy for alt-country, rec(...)

Where am I?:  Guns N’ Rose lead singer Axl Rose. Photograph: Dan Peled/EPA

American rock group Guns N’ Roses have apologised to their Australian fans after shouting “Hello, Sydney! ” when they stepped on stage in Melbourne. (...)

Beyoncé – a Sony Music artist

The Irish arm of Sony Music, whose artists include AC/DC, Beyoncé and Christy Moore, saw profits jump in the year to the end of March, despite a dip i(...)

Speaking of big hands, Donald Trump has massive hands like tennis rackets or an elephant’s feet. His nickname is Donald “Big Hands” Trump around these parts

All those marching women claiming Donald Trump is “sexist” are actually saying Donald Trump is “SEXIEST”. Learn to listen. As numbers were (...)

Michael Flatley will set the scene for his dance troupe who will do most of the dancing, a source said. Photograph: David Sleator

Lord of the Dance star Michael Flatley has accepted an invitation to appear at US president-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration Liberty Ball in Washingt(...)

Destiny’s Child performing on the eve of George W Bush’s inauguration.  They also sang at his inauguration ceremony on  January 20th, 2001 in Washington, DC. Photograph: David McNew/Newsmakers

Donald Trump must feel like the kid who gets picked last at every schoolyard kickabout. The incoming US president’s team will have wanted his inaugur(...)

 An A-list of musicians, actors and activists danced until 4am at the Obamas’ last White House party. File photograph: Justin Lane/EPA

An A-list of musicians, actors and activists danced until 4am at the Obamas’ last White House party, held on Friday night. The guest list included (...)