Christy Moore

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Michael O’Riordan  volunteered to fight against Franco without any expectation of the war being won. Photograph: Alan Betson

Irish communist leader Michael O’Riordan went to fight with the International Brigades in the Spanish Civil War even though he believed the fight for (...)

Donal Scannell (left) with Jimmy Chamberlin and Matthew Luhn.

Disruption is an often-uttered word around tech but in the world of the music industry, it’s often met with hostility and resistance. Established labe(...)

 Christy Moore entertains some of the protesters at an Anti-Nuclear protest at Carnsore Point, Co Wexford, in August 1978. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

While the public war of words between US President Donald Trump and North Korean leader Kim Jong-un seems to have quietened down, for those who rememb(...)

Successful artist Majella O’Neill Collins pictured on Sherkin Island, west Cork. Pic Daragh Mc Sweeney/Provision

One day Aisling Moran glanced out of the window of her office on Sherkin Island and spotted a local fisherman driving past in his van. Nothing unusua(...)

Martin Keane outside the Oliver St John Gogarty in Temple Bar, probably Dublin’s most profitable – and expensive – pub, with a pint of Heineken costing €8. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Martin Keane, the publican and developer at the centre of the stalled €100 million Iveagh Market regeneration project, radiates the rare auld times. H(...)

Liam Neeson (then 64) in Martin Scorsese’s 2016 film Silence. Scorsese is 74. It is bizarre to   still refer  to people over 65 as “dependent”.

Imagine that there has been a widespread outbreak of burglaries, and the Minister of Justice responds by demanding that the burglars should be more up(...)

Teresa Brayton (née Boylan) was born in 1868, near the road she immortalised

The Old Bog Road 10k is, I believe, an athletics event waiting to happen. It would start in Kilcock, Co Kildare, then proceed westward towards Enfield(...)

Musician Kate Nash: stars in new Netflix acting role on 10th anniversary of ‘Made of Bricks’. Photograph: Chelsea Lauren/WireImage

Kate Nash is one of the more glaring examples of how the music industry giveth and then taketh away. In 2007, aged 19, Nash was one of the more celeb(...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

The Merriman Tavern, Scariff, Co Clare

Selling the family home is always bittersweet as the memories and emotions held within the walls often seem too sacred to part with. But when that bui(...)

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