Singer Niall Horan shares in €1.7m payday from Irish business. Photograph: Terence Patrick/CBS via Getty Images

The continuing global success of Niall Horan allowed the Mullingar singer share in a $2 million (€1.71 million) pay package from his main Irish firm. (...)

Traditional musician Donal Lunny playing at the launch of MusicTown in The Mansion House last night. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Rock band Bell X1, folk singer Lisa O’Neill, traditional legend Donal Lunny and classical pianist Fionnuala Moynihan were among the performers (...)