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Mick Hanly and Dónal Lunny

Saturday, April 20th Mick Hanly and Dónal Lunny The Dock, Carrick-on-Shannon, Co Leitrim; Also Fri, INEC Acoustic Club, Killarney; Sat, Inkwell Theat(...)

Delainey Schwarz, 8, Bella Burnwell, 10 and Emma Strong, 11, from Chicago, are among 10,000 musicians participating in the Fleadh Cheoil in Drogheda this week. Photograph: Lara Marlowe

The presence of an estimated 400,000 visitors in Drogheda this week, nearly one third of them foreign, is testimony to the global reach of Irish tradi(...)

Leona Maguire’s final-round 69 featured five birdies – on the fourth, fifth, ninth, 16th and 18th – along with three bogeys. Photograph: Michael Cohen/Getty Images

Remember Tiger Woods’s “hello world” moment on his professional debut? If that was a contrived marketing introduction to his paid career (back in 1996(...)

Syrian refugee Almuthna Loulah meets President Michael D Higgins at Áras an Uachtaráin on Monday. Photograph: Maxwells

A Syrian refugee who made a violin from scratch after arriving in Ireland last March has presented the instrument to President Michael D Higgins at Ár(...)

Conall Morrison’s new work is Woyzeck in Winter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

The Galway International Arts Festival has announced its full programme for 2017, which also marks the festival’s 40th birthday. Already announced is(...)

Selected highlights chosen by Michael Dervan, Jim Carroll, Tony Clayton-Lea, Siobhán Long, Aidan Dunne, Peter Crawley and Cormac Larkin GOOD FRIDAY (...)

US president Donald Trump flanked by Vice President Mike Pence, left, and Defense Secretary James Mattis, right, speaking  during an event at the Pentagon in Washington on  Friday. Photograph: Susan Walsh/AP

US president Donald Trump’s executive order closing US borders to refugees from seven countries has been put into effect. Refugees who were in the a(...)

Intended to strengthen authoritarian states, the Kalashnikov gained outlaw credibility, morphing to a symbol of revolt, blowback, crime and jihad.  Photograph: Attila Futaki/The New York Times

Time and again it’s the same. A lone gunman or a small group of killers with rifles commits spectacular crimes that seize the attention of the world.(...)