Taoiseach Leo Varadkar at the Fleadh Cheoil na hÉireann in  Drogheda, Co Louth, on Saturday. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Leo Varadkar has conceded there are “certainly issues that will need to be changed” in the wake of the controversy over the Public Services Card (PSC)(...)

Johan Wellton at the Street Performance World Championship, during the Cork Midsummer Festival in 2018. File photograph: Clare Keogh/Provision

Cork Midsummer Festival Cork City, June 13th-23rd; corkmidsummer.com The Rebel County's family-friendly festival takes place in venues all o(...)

Castlecomer Discovery Park, in Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

GET BACK TO NATURE Dublin City Farm St Anne’s Park, Raheny; free; dublincityfarm.com Dublin County Council’s first urban farm has only been open(...)

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 (...)

Garda presence: Garda Chief Superintendent in Louth says gardaí are prepared to talk to both gangs to find some sort of resolution. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Garda Chief Superintendent in Louth has said the two criminal gangs involved in recent feuding in Drogheda once worked together but have now “impl(...)

Delainey Schwarz, 8, Bella Burnwell, 10 and Emma Strong, 11, from Chicago, are among 10,000 musicians participating in the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda this week. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The presence of an estimated 400,000 visitors in Drogheda this week, nearly one third of them foreign, is testimony to the global reach of Irish tradi(...)

Summber vibe: Electric Picnic, in Co Laois in September. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

With more than 30 music festivals across Ireland between April and the end of September, there’s one for almost every age, county and g(...)

13.8 per cent of the data transferred during Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann was used by Snapchat. Photograph: iStock

Sarah Burns Snapchat was the most used social media channel in terms of data transfer amongst Wi-Fi users during the Fleadh Cheoil na hEireann in En(...)

Michael Flatley with members of the Lissycasey Set Dancers at the opening of Fleadh Cheoil 2017 in Ennis on Sunday. Photograph:  Eamon Ward

“How cool is this?” Irish dancing maestro Michael Flatley asked as he surveyed a crowd of over 10,000 music enthusiasts before kickstarting the 2017 F(...)

Irish adults attending festivals this summer will spend an average of €316. Above, Electric Picnic last year. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Adults attending Irish festivals this summer will spend, on average, €316 each according to a study by sponsorship agency Livewire and Ignite market r(...)

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