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Barry McCormack: I had all these songs about Dublin and then I sort of put them to the side and thought what else do I do?   Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Barry McCormack, once a singer with 1990s indie band Jubilee Allstars and now a creator of wry, literate folk songs, is one of Ireland’s best songwrit(...)

Children from the Billie Barry Stage School. The school’s home has been on Philipsburgh Avenue for decades. Photograph: Alan Betson

The renowned Bille Barry Stage School may have to leave its north Dublin home due to plans to sell the Fairview premises it has occupied for decades. (...)

She's got talent: Evelyn Williams from Tallaght is the true queen of the night. Photograph: TV3

 The heat is on. The entire country is waiting with bated breath. We’re under pressure not just to perform in a typically mediocre manner but to (...)

Singer-songwriter Ryan O’Shaughnessy has been announced as Ireland’s entry at the Eurovision this May

Reality TV survivor Ryan O’Shaughnessy is the latest performer who will attempt to end Ireland’s miserable run at the Eurovision. Singer-songwriter O(...)

‘Angela’s Ashes: the Musical: From left, Marty Maguire (Malachy McCourt), Clare Barrett (Grandma) Eoin Cannon (Frank McCourt) Jacinta Whyte (Angela) and Emmet Byrne (Malachy jnr). Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

A few years ago, Jacinta Whyte – by then into her 40s – took a taxi to the National Concert Hall, where she was due to do what she does best: perform (...)

Hughie Maughan: voted off Dancing with the Stars. Photograph: RTE

Hughie Maughan is the first celebrity dancer to be eliminated by public vote from Dancing with the Stars and even though he gently waltzed his way out(...)

Ryan Tubridy on the set of the Late Late Toy Show. Is it true that we all want a child to throw Ryan Tubridy off with the occasional swear word? Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

In advance of The Late Late Toy Show this Friday, Irish Times Abroad asked readers overseas to tell us about how they feel about the show which has b(...)

“He’s smiling at me. He appears innocent enough but he has a glint in his eye”

‘Okay now Joanne, we’re going to do a little exercise called The Chair Game.” She manoeuvres a large empty chair in front of me. “In your chair now(...)

“Okay, can you not do that in front of my son?” I’m like, “What are you talking about?” wondering did I accidentally drop an F-bomb – as has been known to happen from time to time! “Talking about Jesus,” she goes. “My son is an agnostic.” I’m like, “Okay, what are they allergic to?”

Sorcha’s invited her friend Lauren and her kid, little Ross jnr around, to watch the Late Late Toy Show with Pang – I suppose you could call it(...)

‘She’s preposterously generous,’ says Paul Howard of Lisa Lambe.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Lisa Lambe is an actor and singer whose career has included playing Nora in ‘A Doll’s House’, touring with Celtic Woman, and playing Sorcha in thre(...)

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