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Alison Spittle: ‘I keep telling myself I don’t have the time for a nervous breakdown at the moment.’

Comedian Alison Spittle has two shows at Dublin Fringe 2019: a debut of her first play Starlet (September 17th-22nd) and the premiere of her new (...)

Shirley Manson of Garbage on stage at Iveagh Gardens in Dublin. Photograph:  Kieran Frost/Redferns

It’s almost 25 years since Garbage released their debut album, called Garbage, the cover of which still sums the band up: a rawly spray-painted black (...)

Umbrellas, alcohol, garden furniture, selfie sticks, flares, glasses or cans will not be permitted at the event.

When do they play? The Spice Girls begin their world tour in Dublin’s Croke Park on Friday evening. With 75,000 people expected to attend, organisers(...)

Chvrches are at their most interesting when they probe various personal and political turmoils underneath their sugary synth melodies

When Chvrches (pronounced “churches”) emerged in 2013, I initially thought they were yet another pretentious hipster band with a daft name. This was e(...)

Ed Sheeran is back in town for a grand total of nine gigs across the country. Above: The opening night of his Australian tour at Optus Stadium in Perth. Photograph:  Matt Jelonek/WireImage

This is it. We’re in the final stretch of Ed Sheeran mania in Ireland as his mini Irish tour comes to a close in Phoenix Park, after two weeks of gigs(...)

A Rolling Stones mural on the side of JJ Smyth’s pub, a music venue on Dublin’s Aungier Street

It’s only rock and roll, so why pay too much for it? UK supergroup the Rolling Stones may be intent on not fading away as they get ready for their Cr(...)

Mick Jagger was a surprise guest at the third day of the test cricket match between Ireland and Pakistan at Malahide on Sunday. Photograph: INPHO/Oisin Keniry

The Rolling Stones arrived into Dublin on Sunday evening in timely fashion for their concert on Thursday at Croke Park. Barely had their private jet (...)

Business leaders in Cork hope that a series of Ed Sheeran concerts at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend will provide a multi-million euro boost to the local economy. Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Reuters.

Business leaders in Cork hope that a series of Ed Sheeran concerts at the redeveloped Páirc Uí Chaoimh this weekend will provide a multi-million euro (...)

Shazam for tickets: Paul Simon, who plays the RDS Arena in July, seem performing at the 2011 Glastonbury Festival. Photograph: Ian Gavan / Getty Images

Shazam’s advertising sales house in Ireland has teamed up with Radio Nova for a gig ticket competition that the rock music station says will encourage(...)

Sally Foran and David Kitt

What subject do you wish you had studied more in school? Sally: I’d like to have taken another language. I did my Leaving Cert on tape, I smashed my (...)

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