Bob Geldof

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Victoria Lloyd, Bob Geldof, Lord Gowrie, seated, and Thomas Kinsella at the gathering in Luggala for Garech Browne. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

In a simple ceremony on the edge of Lough Tay, the ashes of Garech Browne, art collector, patron of the arts, and a Guinness heir, were poured into it(...)

Bob Dylan: on his 1966 British tour he binned the dungarees and lumberjack shirts of the Greenwich Village years and stocked up in the boutiques of Carnaby Street. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

Forty years ago I got a summer job on a building site near Dalkey, that picturesque coastal village in south Co Dublin, making tea and running errands(...)

Pope John Paul II in Ireland, 1979. When Pope Francis arrives here in August, he will be visiting a secular society that bears little resemblance to the one that welcomed his predecessor so fulsomely

The big Yes vote in the recent Eighth Amendment referendum can only be interpreted as a monumental loss for the Catholic Church. Commentators can poin(...)

Naoise Nunn: “I’m delighted to bring the ethos and the fun of Leviathan to the Library of Progress at Body&Soul later this month.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse The venue was the Hub on Dublin’s Eus(...)

When it began, Gay Byrne’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ looked like a hobby for a veteran broadcaster. He made it compelling TV

Does He exist, this divine figure we imagine? If so, how does He allow bad things to happen? And what would you say – following a long and eventful li(...)

Nobody’s fool:  Anthony Hopkins. Photograph: Ed Miller

King Lear Monday, BBC Two, 9.30pm A mad king rules over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England, and pretty soon everything descends into chao(...)

Noel Gallagher’s High Flying Birds: in Belfast on Wednesday and Dublin on Thursday

Saturday, May 5th Vinyl Royal Hospital Kilmainham, Dublin; runs until Monday, May 7th; one day from €49.50, three days from €119; vinyl-dublin.com Un(...)

Band Aid and Live Aid organiser Bob Geldof with then British prime minister Margaret Thatcher on   February 28th, 1985. FIle photograph: Terry Disney/Daily Express/Hulton Archive/Getty Images

Bob Geldof’s Band Aid archive has arrived in Ireland. An archivist will spend up to two years cataloguing memorabilia from the famous 1984 campaign f(...)

Almost everyone was too old for high school. Olivia Newton-John was nearly 30, Stockard Channing four years older

In October of 1978, Bob Geldof yawned and tore up a photograph of John Travolta on Top of the Pops. A decade and a bit later, his mate Sinead O’Connor(...)

Back to the Joy Monday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm In 1996, filmmaker Donald Taylor Black was given unprecedented access to Mountjoy Prison to make his groundb(...)

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