Paul Carrack: “You gotta be happy with what you’ve got and what I’ve got is not too shabby.”

“I wouldn’t have wanted to be famous, I’m sure I wouldn’t have liked it at all. I wouldn’t have minded being filthy rich, but that’s different,” says (...)

Nathan Carter is joined by Sharon Shannon in Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena for a recording of his RTÉ One show. Photograph: James Connolly

“Find someone who loves you as much as RTÉ loves Nathan Carter. ” That’s one of the politer social media reactions to our national broadcaster’s Frid(...)

Nick Rhodes, John Taylor, Simon Le Bon, Roger Taylor and Andy Taylor of Duran Duran performing Girls on Film on Top of the Pops on July 30th, 1981. Photograph:  Michael Putland/Getty Images

Thursday evenings were sacred in our house growing up. It was the night of the week that my mam did the “big shop”. While I was busy attempting to sly(...)

O’Brien’s Wines will now deliver wine and bubbles around Dublin via Just Eat

WHAT’S HOT Marrowbone Books A new bookshop in the Coombe, Dublin 8 Becoming Christine An exhibition on one woman’s transgender experience at Galway (...)

Who killed Brian McGonigle?: Jane McGrath as Garda Sharon Cleere in Red Rock

Okay, we’ve got seven suspects for the murder of Brian McGonigle. All have a motive and the means to kill television’s most corrupt copper. But who ac(...)

The credits for Beyoncé’s ‘Lemonade’ album include a dazzling number of A-list and rising stars.  It took a lot of hands to squeeze those lemons

Last week Dev Hynes released his new album, Freetown Sound. It’s his third album as Blood Orange and his first since Cupid Deluxe, in 2013. The album(...)

Benjamin Clementine: “The French gave me an awareness of my words, and the English gave me melody”

Benjamin Clementine keeps his Mercury Prize in a bag somewhere in London. Not by design, but through circumstance. “I travel a lot, so I tend to pu(...)

Regrouping: Romeo Stodart, Angela Gannon, Michele Stodart and Sean Gannon

It’s been four years since the last album – an age in today’s music business. Well, my sister [Michele] made a solo album in 2012. It was someth(...)

Peaches Geldof’s coffin arrives at her funeral at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church. Photograph: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Family and friends as well as figures from the television and music industries have attended the funeral today of Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old d(...)