Along with the centenaries of two Russian revolutions, next year will also mark the 50th anniversary of a rather more benign event that, even so, mark(...)

Childcare subsidies are being handed out with such fanfare that Katherine Zappone enjoyed a “Varadkar” of media homage this week, to use the new collective noun for inexplicably positive PR.  File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Young voters backing the Remain vote in Brexit reacted furiously when the older generation swung the result in favour of Leave. The old toffs were b(...)

Lance Armstrong will appear at the RDS in October. Photograph: Elizabeth Kreutz/Reuters/Lance Armstrong Foundation/

I know someone heading to Desert Trip next weekend, in Indio, California, a new three-day music festival which features a grand total of six artists: (...)

Donald Trump: has accused Hillary Clinton of operating a “pay-to-play” scheme through the Clinton Foundation by offering access to wealthy foreign donors to her family’s charity when she was working at the state department. Photograph:  Ruth Fremson/The New York Times

As Hillary Clinton returns to the campaign trail after spending most of the past two weeks fundraising, questions linger about her emails and ties to (...)

Frank Ocean - Nikes The lead single from Frank Ocean’s long awaited Blonde album is a brilliant, sprawling, hook-free trawl through fame, fashion, gr(...)

Urban Plant Life’s Sam Smyth: “We’ve done the planting for big weddings. We did Paul McCartney’s wedding, Denis O’Brien’s and the Smurfits. We’ve done the Ryder Cup and the Irish Open for the last four years.”

For over 20 years, Urban Plant Life has traded on Cork St, Dublin. Sam Smyth started his business more than 30 years ago from his home, then renting o(...)

Regarded by many as the Beatles’ greatest album, Revolverwas released in August 5th, 1966 in the UK and three days later in the US.

Friday marks the 50 year anniversary of when The Beatles released their renowned album Revolver. Regarded by many as the Beatles’ greatest album, it(...)

Former Wings guitarist Henry McCullough, from Portstewart, Co Derry, who has died aged 72. File photograph: Ronnie Norton/PA Wire

Henry McCullough, the Northern Irish guitarist, singer and songwriter who was the only Irishman to play at Woodstock in 1969 and later with Paul McCar(...)

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(...)

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(...)