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Rachel Flaherty taking part in the workout by the main stage at Wellfest in Dublin.

After a couple of weeks of bad sleep and zero motivation for fitness and food preparation, the thought of joining thousands of energetic people at a w(...)

Stormzy (left), Westlife (top centre), Spice Girls (middle centre), Cardi B (bottom centre) and Dave Grohl and the Foo Fighters (right) are just a few of the acts stepping onto a stage in Ireland this summer. Photographs: Ian West/PA Wire, Colm Lenaghan/Pacemaker Press, Mike Blake/Reuters

It’s time to air out your mouldy tent that’s shoved on top of your wardrobe and to hose down your crusty, mucky wellies that live under your bed. You (...)

Kaleidoscope: the festival is aimed at children of all ages, as well as their parents. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

The line-up for Kaleidoscope, the new three-day family-friendly festival at Russborough Estate this summer, has been announced. Bell X1 and Tom Odell(...)

Facing Change: Anthony Foy at Glenveagh National Park. Photograph: Ruth Medjber

In his larger-than-life size photographic portrait, Anthony Foy is looking straight to camera. He’s squatting on a rock at the edge of a lake in Glenv(...)

Keaton Henson: “I’ve always been willing to put myself through other hardships to avoid the specific feeling of being confronted by hundreds or thousands of people”

In addition to believing that the human brain is the most incredible thing in the entire universe, the late Oliver Sacks always maintained that music (...)

Clare Dunne: a fine actor finding her own voice in Sure Look It, Fuck It

SURE LOOK IT, FUCK IT ★★★★☆ Project Arts Centre, Dublin “Swearing can bring sudden calmness,” performer and writer Clare Dunne declares, encouraging(...)

Kaleidoscope organiser Richard Seabrooke says the festival addresses many of the “pinch points” associated with bringing children to festivals. File photograph: Simon Lazewski

Electric Picnic organisers have announced details of a new family-friendly music and arts festival. Kaleidoscope is billed as a three-day camping fes(...)

ThisIsPopBaby are helping me become the artist I never even thought I could be

If there is one thing Clare Dunne is fascinated by, it’s those stages in a person’s life where things are about to change for better or for worse. “N(...)

Body and Soul founder Avril Stanley:  “The acts we like are that little bit more unique. Headliners have never been part of our passion.” Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

It is so calm in Avril Stanley’s office that I wonder if I have come to the wrong place. “I need the quiet to think,” says the creator of Body and Sou(...)

Dearbhail McDonald hosts Fertility Shock

There comes the briefest beat of reassurance in Dearbhail McDonald’s documentary Fertility Shock (RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm), a programme whose concerns(...)

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