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Miley Cyrus does her twerking thing with  Robin Thicke during the 2013 MTV Video Music Awards in New York in August. Photograph: Lucas Jackson/Reuters

What links Miley Cyrus, Minister for the Environment Phil Hogan, twerking and a crystal meth dealer from New Mexico? All four have appeared at the top(...)

Behold, it’s the titans. For Irish followers of the superstar DJ game, this is the big one on the seasonal calendar – unless Santa and his reindeers d(...)

Revellers at Electric Picnic 2013 in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

If you awoke Celine Dion violently in the middle of the night while wearing a balaclava, making threatening demands that she leave the country with yo(...)

Residents of Our Lady’s Manor nursing home, Edgeworthstown, Co Longford enjoy ice cream at Lough Key Forest Park, Boyle, Co Roscommon. Photograph: Brian Farrell

Lucinda Creighton feels “strangely exhilarated” about the outcome of her very political summer. “This has been a tale of two summers for me. The first(...)

In a summer of competing festivals and superstar shows, one imminent visitor is conspicuous by his absence from the promo palaver, the ads and the con(...)

Crowd  at Example performance, main stage Oxegen festival 2013. Photograph: Patrick O’Leary

The Oxegen music festival in Punchestown firmly planted itself in the dance music calendar over the weekend, for 2013 at least. In a bold move that sa(...)

Fans Cara Cottam, Nicole Gleeson and Sean Og Maguire from Tipperary enjoy Calvin Harris’s performance at Oxegen. Photograph: Patrick O’Leary

The final day of Oxegen saw the numbers in Punchestown increase dramatically on the downsized site. With memories from a pyrotechnic-assisted set from(...)

Striking bus drivers pictured outside Dublin Bus Ringsend Garage. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

The strike at Dublin Bus which commenced today, looks set to continue over the coming days, causing further disruption for passengers. Although(...)

Among the headliners today is the hugely popular Kosovo-born London-based artist  Rita Ora. Photograph: Getty

“She’d be a great country if you could roof her.” As the so-called VIPs by virtue of their wristbands surveyed the rain pummeling Punchestown outside (...)

David Guetta, who is one of the headliners at a dance-heavy Oxegen festival at Punchestown Racecourse this weekend. Photograph: Getty  Images

Three music festivals, hundreds of Gathering events and a wide variety of events will take place this bank holiday weekend around the country, traditi(...)

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