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 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

Michael Gannon (centre) in Gdansk this summer with Canadian rock group ‘Glass Tiger’ who  had a hit  with The Chieftains in the 1980s. He was their tour guide for the day.

Working Abroad Q&A: Each week Irish Times Abroad meets an Irish person working in an interesting job overseas. This week we chat to Michael Gannon(...)

Margaret Burke Sheridan and director Vincenzo Bellezza in London by Erich Salomon in 1938. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

“Miss Sheridan is Irish. But either by instinct or by luck, she sings like an Italian.” This, from a Milan Review of Margaret Burke Sheridan’s 1919 de(...)

Denis Desmond, who with Caroline Downey operates Academy Music Group in a joint venture with Live Nation. Photograph: Collins Courts

Pretax profits at a UK-based music venue operator co-owned by concert promoter Denis Desmond last year declined 19 per cent to £6.34 million (€7.35 mi(...)

The Burning of Cork, St Patrick’s Street, Cork, 1920. Photograph: National Library of Ireland/Flickr Commons

A garden of commemoration to remember the 1,000 or so people killed in the revolutionary period in cork is among the proposals to be considered by Cor(...)

Dan Breen of Cork Public Museum, Tom Dowdall, Lord Mayor of Cork Cllr Mick Finn and Deborah Dowdall  with the marble bust of Terence Mac Swiney. The Dowdalls are grandchildren of Cork’s first female lord mayor, Jane Dowdall. Photograph: Michael O’Sullivan

The Lord Mayor of Cork has welcomed the acquisition of two War of Independence-era artefacts including a marble bust of one of his predecessors, Teren(...)

Mary MacSwiney (1872-1942), republican, was born on March 27th, 1872, in Bermondsey in London, the eldest of seven surviving children of an English mo(...)

‘Time moves very quickly, it’s a very exciting city,’ says the London resident chef Robin Gill. Photograph: Jamie Lau / John Lewis Partnership

Robin Gill is one of Ireland’s top chefs. He has three restaurants in London, including the acclaimed The Dairy in Clapham and will open his next in N(...)

Merchants Quay Ireland co-founder Tony Geoghegan said it was “hard to be optimistic at the moment” about housing. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Greater “bravery” is needed from political leaders in tackling the drugs and homelessness crises, according to Tony Geoghegan, co-founder of Merchants(...)

'When the Dart fills up at Grand Canal Dock, it is with real people, real employees, real managers.'

This week’s publication of bumper corporation-tax receipts reflects largely increased income from multinational companies. It comes hot on the heels o(...)

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