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The Electric Picnic in 2020 will take place from September 4th to 6th at Stradbally which has been its home since the beginning of the festival in 2004 when the first festival had a capacity of 10,000. Photograph: aerial.ie

The Electric Picnic capacity for next year’s festival will be increased to 70,000 making it one of the biggest music festivals ever held in Ireland. (...)

Sinéad O’Connor performing at the Cork Opera House the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival on Saturday night, guinnessjazzfestival.com. Photograph: Clare Keogh

It’s no accident that an enduring musician being on form, often coincides with a wider renewed appreciation. Their energy must send out something of a(...)

Gross Domestic Product: Banksy’s new shop has opened in Croydon. Photograph: Chris J Ratcliffe/Getty

Ahead of a potentially record-breaking auction of his work at Sotheby’s, the street artist Banksy said he had been forced into taking the unusual step(...)

Eric Porter and family Mollie Porter (6), Sam Porter (8) Louie Porter (9 months) and Kate Webster in Bristol

Working Abroad Q&A: Eric Porter, who is originally from Dublin, now lives in Bristol, where he works as an aerospace engineer. When did you (...)

Billy Bragg (left) accused Morrissey of spreading racism. Photographs: Getty Images

Billy Bragg has condemned Morrissey for sharing what he described as a “white supremacist video” from a YouTube channel that argued that the(...)

David Attenborough at the Glastonbury Festival in Somerset, England. Photograph: BBC

World renowned naturalist David Attenborough appeared on-stage at the Glastonbury Festival on Sunday to praise the event’s ban on single-use plastic b(...)

Nothing matches  Le Mans. For roughly €80 a ticket and a few euros for a tent, you get to see some of the best drivers in the world test their mental and physical mettle

It’s 7pm on a sunny Saturday and people are lazing on the grass, sipping beer as, on stage, an ageing French rock band knocks out another Tom Petty co(...)

Termonfeckin beach, where a 14-year-old girl got into difficulties on Friday.

A 14-year-old girl has died after getting into difficulty while swimming at a beach in Co Louth. It is understood she and two other youths who were (...)

Anak, an Asian elephant at Dublin Zoo, enjoys a cooling shower from a keeper. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The warm and sunny weather is set to continue for at least two days for most of the country. Temperatures reached 28 degrees on Thursday at Shannon,(...)

Hozier greeted the Cork crowd with ‘It’s so good to be home’. Photograph: Josh Brasted/WireImage

The summer concerts in Cork’s Irish Independent Park have been subjected to what feels like 40 days of rain, with the perennially anorak-clad Liam Gal(...)

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