Elbow’s Guy Garvey performs at The Hammersmith Apollo in London. File photograph: Rob Ball/WireImage

Saturday, February 24th Elbow 3Arena, Dublin, 8pm, €59.50 ticketmaster.ie With a recent Best Of album to plug, and on the back of a huge response t(...)

David Power. Photograph: Con Kelleher

The 17th-century Gaelic warrior Alisdair MacColla is now all but forgotten, except to specialist historians. But he made a big impression in his time,(...)

Playa de Las Teresitas in Tenerife / Canary Islands and Santa Cruz in the background.

Have bag, ready to travel tomorrow or Saturday? Return flights this weekend to Tenerife or Lanzarote are available for a song from tuiholidays.ie. Tr(...)

 The Natural History Museum on Dublin’s Merrion Square is earmrked for priority funding under the National Development plan. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The wonder, as Samuel Johnson said of a dog standing on its hind legs, is not that it is done well but that it is done at all. For the first time in t(...)

Karma mechanic: Will Toledo aka Car Seat Headrest

Who: Car Seat Headrest What: Indie wunderkind Where: Virginia, US Why: It’s a long time since Jay-Z and Beyoncé were spotted at an indie-rock concert.(...)

Franz Ferdinand: they have just released their fifth studio album Always Ascending. “We had an absolute ball making it. I think it is a fun record”
Franz Ferdinand are a band reborn
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  • February 7, 2018, 07:00

In 2016, Franz Ferdinand’s lead guitarist, Nick McCarthy, packed his trunk and waved goodbye to the circus, choosing to spend time with his young fami(...)

Shane MacGowan at his 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall, in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nick Cave, Bono, Sinéad O’Connor, a Sex Pistol and the President of Ireland are at the National Concert Hall for Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday. I lov(...)

 Shane MacGowan pictured backstage at the National Concert Hall  with President Michael D Higgins, Johnny Depp and Victoria Mary Clarke. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Some of Ireland’s best known politicians, musicians and artists are attending a tribute gala to the former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan who turned 60 (...)

Bank of America: it will announce its results on Wednesday

MONDAY Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Dec), exports and imports (Nov), balance of trade (Nov); euro zone balance of trade (Nov). Meetings: E-P(...)

The Estonian Philharmonic Chamber Choir: hoping for a warm reception in Dublin

As the whole world must have heard by now, we Irish are officially the most oppressed people ever, a fact recognised by even northern unionists, via t(...)

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