Brian Kennedy

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Flowers are left in St Ann’s Square, Manchester, the day after an explosion tore through fans leaving a pop concert in Manchester. Photograph: Martin Rickett/PA

Irish Mancunians evoked the same defiant spirit that swept the city after the 1996 IRA bombing in the wake of Monday night’s suicide bombing at a pop (...)

Former minister for arts John O’ Donoghue  emphasised the need for an ‘arm’s length’ between State and the arts. In th3e background is Frieze, by Fergus Martin and Anthony Hobbs, 2003. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We will probably read and hear much about the scholar and revolutionary George Noble Plunkett in 2017. Appointed director of the National Museum in 19(...)

Susie Bioletti, Keeper, preservation and  conservation, Trinity College Dublin in the Long Room with Peter Keegan, Bank of America Merrill Lynch viewing the Book of Dimma, the Book of Garland of Howth and the Book of Mulling.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne/THE IRISH TIMES

We have all heard of the heroic role Irish monks played during Europe’s Dark Ages, preserving and copying the continent’s early literature. Less well(...)

‘Crystal Chandelier’’, by Stephanie Rowe, at the Oliver Sears Gallery in London.

The success of the Frieze Art Fairs reflects the way the commercial side of the art world has developed. Commercial galleries have fought a difficult(...)

‘If we get one listener today who goes ‘you know what I’ve a bit of blood for a while, I’m a wee bit worried maybe I should go get checked’... Lads, go get checked,’ Brian Kennedy told Matt Cooper on Today FM. Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Singer songwriter Brian Kennedy has revealed that he has been diagnosed with rectal cancer and is currently undergoing chemotherapy and radiation. (...)

Oliver Hughes was one of Ireland’s top publicans and a pioneer in the craft beer revolution. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Oliver Hughes did not just see the glass as half-full, “he was going to the bar to get another glass”, according to the late publican’s wife, Helen. H(...)

John Power starts for Kilkenny in their Allianz Hurling League clash against Dublin at Nowlan Park on Sunday. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Kilkenny make five changes for the Division One A visit of Dublin in Sunday’s last round of regulation matches in the Allianz Hurling League. Captai(...)

Dublin goalkeeper Stephen Cluxton will start against Down in Newry.

Division One leaders Dublin have announced six changes from the side that rallied in the second half to beat Cork the previous week in Croke Park for (...)

The Gore-Booth sisters Constance and Eva posing for a Drumcliffe Creamery advertisement c.1895. Photograph: Sligo County Library.

So is Romantic Ireland dead and gone? As the last embers of Yeats 150th birthday die, it seems as good a time as any to interrogate a poetic cliche. (...)

Novelist Julian Gough reprises his early career as lead singer with Toasted Heretic, flanked by an early novel by Leonard Cohen and a forthcoming poetry collection from PJ Harvey

Heaven knows thousands of Smiths fans are that little bit less miserable now that publication of Morrissey’s debut novel, List of the Lost, has bee(...)

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