Úna Monaghan: “I work with wireless motion sensors and musically I have to see how that makes sense with the piece I want to make.”

A strong grounding in music from her family and a lifelong love of science. Both were formative influences on harpist Úna Monaghan, the recipient of t(...)

Ireland’s players celebrate Jacob Stockdale scoring his try. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

We asked our readers where they were in the world when Ireland smashed their 113-year hoodoo and beat the All Blacks for the first time in Dublin . . (...)

Clara Daly Donnellan, Cork, who won first place in the Feis Ceoil Yamaha brass bursary during rehearsals before the ESB Feis Ceoil Gala Concert at the National Concert Hall, Dublin. She was also awarded the ¤10,000  RDS music bursary.
 Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

A selection of Ireland’s most talented young classical musicians gathered at the National Concert Hall in Dublin last night to take part in the 2014 (...)