Annie Lennox

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In this November 2017 photo, Aretha Franklin attends the Elton John Aids Foundation’s 25th Anniversary Gala in New York. Photograph:  Andy Kropa/Invision/AP

Named the “Queen of Soul” in a mock coronation on a Chicago stage in 1967, Aretha Franklin – who has died aged 76 – reigned majestically until her dea(...)

Aslan: (from left) Rodney O’Brien, Alan Downey, Christy Dignam, Joe Jewell and Billy McGuinness. “Slade were from a place in Wolverhampton like Finglas, they were just ordinary blokes.  I never considered the fact that you could come from a place like Finglas and become a singer.”

It began for Christy Dignam at the kitchen table at home in Finglas when he was a kid. His father would make dinner on Sundays and sing his heart out (...)

Irish footballer Robbie Keane. Photograph: ©INPHO/Cathal Noonan

Losses claimed by celebrity investors, including Irish football stars Robbie Keane and John O’Shea, in disputed film finance schemes in the UK amounte(...)

Bridget Christie: “There isn’t a casting couch in stand-up. There isn’t even a couch. That’s why we’re always standing up”

There’s a head-turning gasp from Bridget Christie midway through our interview. “No,” she says in horror. “Oh my God. No. No, no, no, no, no.” Yo(...)

When your birthday falls on Christmas Day, you may be shortchanged in the presents (and cake) department. Photograph: Thinkstock

What’s it like being born on Christmas Day? As you feverishly open your presents, spare a thought for those poor, forgotten children who have to shar(...)

The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)

The great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Dr Helen Pankhurst, Gemma Arterton and the great-great-granddaughter of Emmeline Pankhurst, Laura Pankhurst take part in a march in central London to mark International Women’s Day. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

President Michael D. Higgins and his wife Sabina will mark International Women’s Day on Sunday afternoon with a reception for over 100 Irish sportswom(...)

Hozier performs “I Put a Spell On You” with  Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles. Photograph: Reuters.

Bray singer Hozier missed out on a Grammy for song of the year, but stole the show with his duet performance with Annie Lennox at the 57th annual Gram(...)

Peaches Geldof’s coffin arrives at her funeral at St Mary Magdalene & St Lawrence Church. Photograph: Ben A. Pruchnie/Getty Images

Family and friends as well as figures from the television and music industries have attended the funeral today of Peaches Geldof, the 25-year-old d(...)

Israeli soldiers arrest two Palestinian boys during clashes after Palestinians reportedly tried to reach Al tour area for a snowball fight near the Jewish settlement of Brakha, near Nablus, West Bank, last week. Seven Palestinians were reportedly arrested and five wounded. Phorograph: EPA/Alaa Badarneh
US academics back Israel boycott
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  • December 17, 2013, 20:20

A prestigious US academic body has joined a growing movement to boycott Israel in protest at its treatment of Palestinians, in a move both welcomed an(...)

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