Crashlands in the community hall in Innisbofin. Photograph: Brendan Canty

“It’s a bit bonkers.” Malachy Robinson is sitting at the dining room table of a house on Long Island, a small but picturesque outcrop 600 metres off t(...)

Forget about Michigan and Motor city. “Ford is a Cork company; it just has a very large American branch to it.” That’s how one former worker at the fi(...)

Gerald Barry: His “treatment somehow intensifies, if that is imaginable, the topsy-turviness of Lewis Carroll’s imagination”. Photograph: Alan Betson

Musical taste is as complex and confounding as the rules of attraction. You can argue about it, but taste is one of those things that people don’t hav(...)

Visitors at the Arigna Mining Experience in Co Roscommon.  Photograph: Brian Farrell

A newly-formed company, which has just bought a site at Kilbrecken in Quin, Co Clare, from Canadian mining giant Lundin, is being headed up by Austra(...)

A gang is understood to have cut power to The Cliffs of Moher Visitor Experience in Co Clare, which disabled its security system and allowed them to access the premises. Photograph: iStock

A sophisticated gang is suspected to be behind a burglary at one of Ireland’s leading tourist attractions in the early hours of Monday morning. The g(...)

Ed Bennett: “When I started composing over 20 years ago, the lesser spotted Irish composer seemed something of a rare creature”

We asked a range of Irish composers about the sounds that most evoke Ireland, about how their concerns and sounds have changed, and about the state of(...)

 Prof Louise Richardson posing for a photograph at the University of St Andrews in Scotland. File photograph: Alan Richardson/AFP/Getty Images

The University of Oxford is to appoint its first woman vice-chancellor since its records began nearly 800 years ago, after Prof Louise Richardson was (...)

Horror films have always thrived on scenes featuring everyday objects moving in ways that simply shouldn’t be possible. The table raises itself off(...)

David Lang: the line-up of his festival featured composers with an average age of 54 and a range of works with an average year of composition around 2000

For two days last weekend the National Concert Hall was taken over by What? . . . Wow, David Lang’s Festival of Music 2015. Lang is the Los Angeles(...)

Andrew Hamilton: “At Auction Xchange, we have applied an online, as well as an in-house model to the traditional notion of auctioneering.”

Andrew Hamilton is managing director of Auction Xchange, an auction house in Sandyford Industrial Estate in Dublin. It is open to the public, commerci(...)

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