A frame from ‘The Battle of the Somme’ showing a soldier carrying a wounded comrade.

The Battle of the Somme was an almost unmitigated disaster from a British military point of view, but if it achieved nothing else, it made a piece of (...)

Professor Shane Bergin (left): running  workshop with students on  the sound of science at the National Concert Hall this evening.  Photograph: Naoise Culhane

If you’re not ready to fork out tens of thousands of euro to get your hands on a lovingly hand-crafted violin, perhaps you can spend a couple of hour(...)

Supporters of the Waking The Feminists campaign on the Rosie Hackett bridge in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At this week’s Waking The Feminists event – held to mark the year-long gender equality campaign – speakers were invited to offer “one more thing” to (...)

Niamh Shaw performing her show To Space in Edinburgh in 2015. Photograph: Conor Burnell

What is the “internet of fashionable things”? Can Shakespeare help you fall in love? And what would it take to get to space? Questions such as these (...)

Brother Philip Mulryne (38), who won 27 caps with Northern Ireland, will be ordained a priest next year

A former Northern Ireland soccer international has been ordained a deacon of the Catholic Church by Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin. Belfast-bo(...)

Malaysian pianist Bobby Chen played each item better than the last

If the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra’s 2016-17 season got off to an unusually sombre start last week, then that was because the opening work, Mahler(...)

The minister paced the corridors of power as a civil servant waited patiently to brief him on urgent Dáil business. He was on his mobile phone to a c(...)

Stars of the Lid, National Concert Hall, Dublin, Sunday

FRIDAY Slam Hangar, Dublin 10.30pm €15/€12 When it comes to techno luminaries, Slam’s Stuart McMillan and Orde Meikle are very much in the top div(...)

Peggy Seeger, who will sing the songs of Ewan MacColl at the National Concert Hall in Dublin on October 11th

Age has not withered Peggy Seeger. Now 81 and sharp as a tack, she recalls her first meeting with the folk legend Ewan MacColl without a trace of sen(...)

The ‘Exploration Station’ will draw up to 150,000 visitors per yera. File photograph: Getty Images

A multi-million euro interactive science centre for children featuring a planetarium has been granted planning permission by An Bord Pleanála. The N(...)