U2 appeared on this year’s Junior Cert music higher-level paper. File photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

What do Eye of the Tiger by 80s pop group Survivor, I Still Haven’t Found What I’m Looking For by U2, a cover of John Lennon’s Imagine by the cast of (...)

George W Bush may or may not have said that the French have no word for entrepreneur, but English certainly has no good word for zeitgeist. The “spir(...)

A file photograph of   Paul McCartney who has revealed he started drinking heavily and came close to quitting music after The Beatles broke up.  Photograph:  Ian West/PA Wire.

Paul McCartney has said he started drinking heavily and came close to quitting music after The Beatles broke up. The musician said he ended up formin(...)

Peace comes dropping quickly on Achill, on Keel strand where a little black dog makes friends in a gale so strong it makes you afraid to get out of the car.

This column comes to you from Mulranny, Co Mayo, where the awesome Atlantic ocean and lunar landscape have been bringing to mind my ongoing battle wi(...)

Sitting on the east bank with glorious views of the Vltava

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A protester smashing a statue in Kiev back in December 2013. Photograph: Anatoli Boiko/AFP/Getty

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The Beatles and George Martin in Abbey Road Studios. “He was the most generous, intelligent and musical person I’ve ever had the pleasure to know,” said Paul McCartney

How vital was George Martin – who died yesterday at the age of 90 – to the extraordinary whirlwind of innovation and creativity that represents the re(...)

 Yoko Ono, the widow of the late former Beatle John Lennon, has been admitted to a New York-area hospital after complaining of severe flu-like symptoms. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Yoko Ono has been admitted to hospital in New York City for flu-like symptoms, but is recovering and should be allowed home soon, her representative h(...)

The lock (inset), snipped from the head of John Lennon in the 1960s, “likely contains hundreds of strands”. Photograph: Heritage Auctions/www.ha.com/Central Press/Getty Images

A lock of hair snipped from the head of John Lennon as the Beatle prepared for a film role is going up for auction with the current bid standing at $(...)

Adventure Capital (2015) by Sean Lynch. Photograph: copyright Studioworks Photography 2016

Ireland at Venice – Adventure: Capital Sean Lynch Limerick City Art Gallery ****  There is an air of square-cut solidity to Sean Lynch(...)