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(...)

Rose McGowan. Photograph: Mike Marsland/WireImage/Getty

Before I meet Rose McGowan, I spend a lot of time wondering which Rose McGowan I am going to meet.  The steely Rose McGowan who faced down her a(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

 Felicia Olusanaya moved to Ireland from Nigeria with her mum when she was 7 years old. Now 23, she works in marketing and is trying to make it as a full-time spoken word artist. Photograph: Alan Betson

Felicia Olusanya was 14 years old the first time she experienced racism in Ireland. She was leaving a youth meeting at the local church with friends w(...)

Chairman Gary McGann and chief executive Kevin Toland at Aryzta’s AGM in 2017. The company reports half-year results on Tuesday.  Photograph: Alan Betson

MONDAY Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Feb); German industrial production (Jan), exports and imports (Jan); US consumer inflation expectations ((...)

Matt Haig: ‘I was diagnosed with panic disorder, depression and anxiety. At the time I didn’t know anyone who had got through that alive.’ Photograph: Jonathan Ring

Hours before Matt Haig speaks to The Irish Times, another media organisation is in his Brighton home doing a video about what it feels like to have a (...)

A year ago, when the snow hit St Patrick’s weekend, among the cancellations was the Big Day Out, a St Patrick’s Festival perennial on Dublin’s Merrion(...)

A 1968 “teach-in” at Earlsfort Terrace. Two of the Students for Democratic Action’s founders are in the photograph: Ruairí Quinn (with hand on head) and Una Claffey  (wearing  a beret). Photograph: Copyright Bill Hastings

Whenever I walk or drive past that tall building in Ballsbridge, I see him staring right at me. This is despite the fact that he exists only in my ima(...)

Bill Frisell: the most unlikely of guitar heroes

There is a famous story about the great Irish jazz guitarist Louis Stewart, who died in 2016. A modest man whose deadpan sense of humour was as sharp (...)

Minimalist: the Donegal home designed by Jim and Eilish Walsh’s son

Jim Walsh says he and his wife Eilish have landed in heaven. The pair, who recently retired after spending more than three decades working and living (...)

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