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Every year it’s the same. June 6th recalls that brilliant blast of sunshine through the big window in our kitchen at home. My father polishing his sho(...)

A protester raises his arms as tear gas floats outside the Minneapolis police 3rd Precinct during a second day of demonstrations. Photograph: EPA

Protests and rioting erupted for a second night in Minneapolis following the death of a black man who had been physically restrained by four white pol(...)

Kerry Kennedy, daughter of Robert F Kennedy, was inducted into the Irish-America Hall of Fame during the Kennedy Summer School in 2018. Photograph: Mary Browne

The Covid-19 pandemic continues to impact on Irish tourism with news that two of the country’s best-known summer schools have been postponed because o(...)

Washington DC has long exemplified the racial divisions of American society. Photograph: Jonathan Ernst/Reuters

As normal life and politics continued to hover in a strange, suspended state this week in Washington, for some residents life was more challenging tha(...)

Cher at 3Arena Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Cher’s concert begins with a montage of images of the woman herself through the years – album covers, magazine shoots, television appearances, skits, (...)

Donegal musician Danny Burns: ‘I’ve worked in studios in LA, New York, New Orleans, Memphis, Chicago.’

Originally from Ballyshannon in Donegal, Danny Burns always had an interest in music. “I was raised in a family of working musicians, so I was surroun(...)

Shane Lowry with his grandmother Emily Scanlon at a Clara GAA fundraising event.

Shane Lowry’s grandmother Emily Scanlon has revealed that his golfing success can be attributed to turf mould. She told RTÉ radio’s News at One that (...)

Northern Ireland’s Rory McIlroy during his first round of the Open at Royal Portrush Golf Club. Photograph:  Reuters/Ian Walton

The first golfer who ever told me the truth was Jean van de Velde. He may have been the last one too. Maybe even the last sportsperson, full stop. I(...)

‘The Cold Blue’

We have recently been spoilt with hitherto unseen footage from historical events. Coming a week after the extraordinary Apollo 11, The Cold Blue compr(...)

Throughout Foy Vance’s career the Bangor native frequently embraces change, usually gravitating towards big names along the way. From opening for Elt(...)

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