Revenue at Castlemartyr hotel in the 12 months to the end of March last year increased by 7 per cent from €9.5 million to €10.1 million. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

The directors of the five-star Castlemartyr hotel in Co Cork believe the hotel will become profitable in the coming years after sustaining losses of €(...)

Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

Bruce Springsteen performs in ‘Springsteen on Broadway,’ his solo concert run at the Walter Kerr Theater in New York. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Bruce Springsteen’s autobiographical solo performance at the Walter Kerr Theatre in New York begins with a series of disclaimers. “I come from a board(...)

The curtain comes down for the final time on Springsteen on Broadway on Saturday night, the one-man show that has been playing to packed houses in the(...)

Charlie Haughey gets ready to recreate that Duran Duran video. Photograph: Don MacMonagle

Poor Leo Varadkar. He can’t even have a photo-op at a pop concert without falling backwards into a bin and then walking around with a bin on his head (...)

Philip Lane: three years into the job as Central Bank governor this month, he may soon become the shortest-ever holder of the position. Photograph: Tom Honan

It was the year Ronald Reagan was sworn in for a second term as US president, Bruce Springsteen’s album Born in the USA topped the charts, and more th(...)

No Trump fan: Rihanna has sent the White House a cease-and-desist letter. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty

Rihanna isn’t happy. Neither is Axl Rose. Both musicians took to Twitter at the weekend, responding to reports from people who had heard their songs a(...)

Suede  called time on the band  in 2003, only to return in 2010.

Since the early 1990s, when Oasis and Blur were battling it out to be top of the pops and Suede were all androgyne and wiry pop, through to the early (...)

Lorraine O’Connor

“I was bruised and battered, I couldn’t tell what I felt/I was unrecognisable to myself/Saw my reflection in a window and didn’t know my own face.” –(...)

St Stephen’s Green, Dublin. Summer in Ireland can be magical – and this year, it was just that. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Summer has started to slip away from us, minute by minute, hour by hour. I see it in the fallen leaves and falling sun; the darker mornings and coole(...)

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