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Yes. Order has been restored. Ryan Tubridy is presenting The Ryan Tubridy Show on radio and The Late Late on TV. Sean O’Rourke is presenting The Sean (...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “I was obsessed with space as a child. I spent part of my childhood growing up on a farm in Tipperary with really dark skies overhead. I could see the Milky Way.”

In June 1977, four days after the death of Elvis, the first of two Voyager space probes were launched. More than 40 years later, Voyager 1 and 2 are s(...)

“The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “We wanted to speak to a general audience, not just super science geeks like myself.”   “The Farthest” by Emer Reynolds: “We wanted to speak to a general audience, not just super science geeks like myself.”

The late Carl Sagan was a bit of a ham. But he was our ham. He was a ham for humanism and logical thinking. At the end of Emer Reynolds’s splendid new(...)

Jack B Yeats, ‘From Portacloy to Rathlin O’Beirne’, at the Hunt Museum in Limerick

Ealaín National Gallery of Ireland, Dublin 2, July 23 nationalgallery.ie The newly refurbished National Gallery is being welcomed with love and ac(...)

Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band: a bad thing. Photograph: PA/PA Wire

There are less than two months to go before we reach the 50th anniversary of Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band. The race is on to pen the opening e(...)

The late rapper Tupac Shakur is honoured at the 32nd Rock and Roll Hall of Fame induction ceremony in New York, US. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

Late rapper Tupac Shakur and 1960s protest singer Joan Baez were inducted into the Rock and Roll Hall of Fame on Friday, on a night where nostalgia wa(...)

 Van Morrison with members of The Monarchs at Hollywood Yacht Club  on March 25th 2017, where he played with the band after a break of 54 years.

Few of those who turned up to last weekend’s charity gig at the Holywood Yacht Club outside Belfast expected to witness a piece of rock’n’roll history(...)

Never wild, but always savvy, Chuck Berry helped define the music. File photograph: Felix Ordonez/Reuters

Chuck Berry, who has died aged 90, was rock’n’roll’s first guitar hero and poet. Never wild, but always savvy, Berry helped define the music. His mate(...)

 Chuck Berry performing  during the Bal de la Rose in Monte Carlo in  2009. Photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

The legendary guitarist Chuck Berry, who merged blues and swing into the phenomenon of early rock’n’roll, died on Saturday aged 90, according to Misso(...)

 Louis Armstrong (fourth left) and his Stompers in  Chicago in 1927. Armstrong arrived from New Orleans in 1922. Photograph:  PhotoQuest/Getty Images

Irish visitors to Chicago this year will find their eyes drawn to the 1916 banners fluttering from lampposts on Michigan Avenue, the Windy City’s main(...)