The Cranberries, Game of Thrones, 10 Good Friday traditions

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Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken called Dolores O’Riordan. Eamon Sweeney reviews Dolores O’Riordan’s remarkable swansong. Read more here.

“Queens of Venice” Yvonne Farrell and Shelly McNamara were among a group awarded honorary degrees from Trinity College on Thursday, an event presided over by Mary Robinson in one of her final duties as chancellor of the university. Read more here.

My memory of Good Friday is that it was the most boring and uneventful day of the year. Shane Lehane on the 10 Good Friday traditions you’ve never heard of. Read more here.

It is hard to believe that John McGahern has been dead 13 years. Along with Seamus Heaney and Brian Friel, his work enriched the lives of many people, exerting as it did, in spite of the rawness of the issues broached, a soothing effect on his vast audience. Read more here.

Irish Times writers look at six of the best films to see in cinemas this weekendNew this weekend: Neil Jordan’s Greta and Mel Gibson in Dragged Across Concrete. Read more here.

A member of the Mohawk Nation will come to the Connemara Gaeltacht to study Irish this summer as the first participant in a new annual scholarship programme announced in Dublin on Wednesday. Read more here.

The Student Digestive: Deborah Ryan’s Cheap and Simple Snacks. Read more here.

Questions of shelter, sustenance and sex: The first episode of the final series of Game of Thrones concentrates on matters of survival. Read Peter Crawley’s review of Game of Thrones series eight. Read more here.