Christy Dignam

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Michael Palin will talk about his new book Erebus: The Story of a Ship. Photograph: Jeremy Sutton-Hibbert/Getty Images

Writer and broadcaster Michael Palin will be among the participants in the Dublin Festival of History this autumn. The former Monty Python star has (...)

Aslan will play Iveagh Gardens, Dublin on Friday, 13th July, and Saturday, 21st July.

Alanis Morissette – July 5th The rousing singalong: Don’t pretend you don’t know every single word to Ironic. All together, now: “It’s like raaaaaaaa(...)

Christy Dignam, lead singer of Aslan, will be performing at ‘A Night for Aware’ at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin. Photograph: Cody Glenn/Sportsfile via Getty Images

The topic of mental health issues has become a much broader topic of conversation in recent years. What was for too long once seen as an “invisible” a(...)

 Members of the Cabinet on stage for the launch of  Project Ireland 2040, at Sligo’s Institute of Technology. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Despite a snazzy unveiling in Sligo followed by slick infomercials and a chorus of praise from Government TDs, there wasn’t much talk of the new Natio(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

Members of the High Hope’s Choir gathered in Windmill Lane studio. Pictured are members of the choir including Shay Healy, Don Baker and Glenn Baker. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Artists including Christy Dignam of Aslan, Shay Healy, Frances Black, Don Baker and the High Hopes Choir have come together to record a charity single(...)

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 (...)

Glen Hansard salutes the crowd from Apollo House, which has been taken over by Home Sweet Home to shelter the homeless. Photographs: Cyril Byrne

The former owner of Apollo House says he supports the aims of Home Sweet Home, a group of housing activist who have occupied the vacant office buildi(...)

Aslan have announced their first live show in more than a year on May 31st next at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. File photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Dublin rock veterans Aslan have announced their first live show in more than a year on May 31st next at the Olympia Theatre, Dublin. Le(...)

Video: Aslan’s Christy Dignam is latest Irish icon for Temple Bar

Nestled in the heart of Temple Bar is the Icon Factory, a non-profit artist collective. Both a gallery and a working studio, their most public work(...)

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