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‘I could, of course, see how much music meant to my friends. I envied them the joy they so clearly found in it.’  Photograph: iStock

I have a confession to make. Music means nothing to me. I know this sounds very strange. Believe me, I spent a lifetime trying to understand it myself(...)

A Dublin Zoo spokeswoman was unable to say if the technical problems would be fixed for the next batch of ticket sales, due to be available for pre-booking only online next Thursday. File Photograph: James Forde

Dublin Zoo’s website crashed on Thursday morning because of “phenomenal” demand for tickets as the attraction makes final preparations for reopening n(...)

Beyoncé: Freedom, featuring Kendrick Lamar, is on Paschal Donohoe’s soundtrack. Photograph: Ivy Park/Adidas

I’ve probably listened to music less recently, because the last year has been dominated by my duties as Minister for Finance. But I’ve taken on a few (...)

Dolly Parton photographed by Stacie Huckeba

Through decades of fame and success – and emerging as a vaccine hero – Dolly Parton has remained universally loved. ‘I just think people relate to (...)

Ruth Medjber:  ‘Someone whose whole identity is wrapped up in being ‘a photographer’. Photograph:   Colm Moore

In January 2020 my work diary was packed. As a music photographer, I had gig after gig lined up and was even due to shoot Glastonbury for the BBC in J(...)

Paul McCartney’s new album will be released on December 11th. File photograph: Sophia Juliane Lydolph/EPA

Paul McCartney is to release a new album made entirely alone during lockdown. McCartney III, comes out on December 11th and will become the third in (...)

These days we often don’t welcome ageing with gratitude or open arms, but I wonder if all that will change after our Covid-19 experiences? Photograph: Rob Wilson jnr

Is there ever a good time to get old? If there is, this probably isn’t it. Coronavirus hits indiscriminately – they say – but it hits the elderly har(...)

Laura Dockrill: ‘You have to follow the thoughts through the really rational part of the brain, in a really scary way.’ Photograph: Sonny Malhotra

You wait and wait for an authentic, affecting account of postpartum psychosis, and not one, but two books arrive in quick succession. Earlier this yea(...)

Christopher McCormack: A friend said his advice was either deep and sincere or hilarious and cutting depending on how stupid the question was.

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Brian Moore and Cliona Eogan with their children Charlotte, Eleanor and baby Louisa

PHOTOGRAPHERS ARE USING THE LOCKDOWN TO DOCUMENT THE LIVES OF THEIR NEIGHBOURS, ALL IN A GOOD CAUSE  Among the memories from this never-bef(...)

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