Johnny Lappin: ‘You never lose interest – it isn’t like a job that after 40 years you get a commemorative watch.’

Johnny Lappin knows a thing or two about a thing or two. He might even know, but possibly not admit for the sake of his health, where some bodies are (...)

Eleanor McEvoy: “A Woman’s Heart”,  on which she was a co-writer, helped launch her career. “If it happened now, I would be earning nothing from it.” Photograph : Aidan Crawley

The Government needs a national music strategy to protect composers and musicians if the country is to maintain a commercially viable and successful m(...)

Reliance Investments Ltd plans to refurbish the 18th century Aldborough House on Portland Row for use as offices

Planning permission has been granted for the conversion of the last Georgian mansion built in Dublin into an office complex, despite criticism of the (...)

The Choice Music Prize shortlist for Irish Album of the Year has been announced

James Vincent McMorrow, Lankum and Marlene Enright are among the nominees for this year’s RTÉ Choice Music Prize, Irish Album of the Year. Vincent Mc(...)

Coining it:  The music industry pumps €703 million  into the Irish economy, but these   headline figures don’t give much indication of what is happening for average musicians and songwriters. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The headline figures in the latest report by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (Imro) are impressive. In 2015, the latest year for which numbers are(...)

‘Music is part of our national identity,’ says Eleanor McEvoy, chairwoman of Irish music rights body Imro

A national music strategy should be established to promote growth in the industry and ensure the “business of music” is understood, according to the I(...)

 Eleanor McEvoy, Steve Wall  and Victor Finn at the launch of a new report for the IMRO. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Digital platforms such as YouTube and Facebook should be legally compelled to remunerate fairly musicians whose work is uploaded to their services, ac(...)

  Tánaiste and Minister for Enterprise and Innovation  Frances Fitzgerald with  Enterprise Ireland chief executive Julie Sinnamon     at the Robotics and Drives stand at the National Ploughing Championships in Offaly. Photograph:  Karl Hussey/Fennells

What would you do with an extra two days off per week? This was the question posed to Irish dairy farmers this week by Dutch agri-robotics company Le(...)

Aldborough House on Portland Row, Dublin 1.

Redevelopment plans for the last Georgian mansion built in Dublin, Aldborough House on Portland Row, have been sharply criticised by the Department of(...)

Creative heart: singer and composer Eleanor McEvoy, chairwoman of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO), in Brussels. Photograph: John Stapels.

Representatives of the Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) met Irish MEPs in Brussels on Tuesday to discuss the importance to the music industry o(...)

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