Christy Moore

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May, the beloved month. When the year is in its sweetest youth. No wonder it is so celebrated, including by Christy Moore in song, if indirectly. “As (...)

The Merriman Tavern: The 226 lots trace the history of the venue which was the springboard for many traditional bands and singers.

From its origins as a mill, grain store and later a secondary school, to one of the most famous Irish music venues in Ireland that ran for 50 years, t(...)

Stardust fire survivor and campaigner Antoinette Keegan (right) with journalist Charlie Bird, and Samantha Mangan, (left) who was four when she lost her mother Helena Mangan in the fire. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Veteran journalist Charlie Bird described as his “heroes” the Stardust fire victims’ families who gathered on Sunday to commemorate the 41st anniversa(...)

In 1997 the Dún Laoghaire Baths closed and fell into disrepair, now its refurbishment nears completion

Thrown off schedule first by building challenges and then by the pandemic, Dún Laoghaire Baths are due to open in spring with a cafe and artist stu(...)

Katie Taylor in action against Firuza Sharipova last week. Photo: Paul Greenwood/Inpho

Unless you subscribe to Sky Sports or a streaming service called DAZN you probably won’t have seen a Katie Taylor fight since the 2016 Olympic Games i(...)

Christy Moore’s concert at Vicar Street in Dublin, scheduled for Monday night, was due to go ahead at full capacity, while his show on Tuesday has been cancelled completely. Photograph: Getty Images

About €25 million is to be provided to the live performance sector to compensate it for the Government’s decision to halve the capacity of venues for (...)

Lisa O’Neill is among those performing work inspired by the Anglo-Irish Treaty debates and related events at the National Concert Hall. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Please check before making a journey: new coronavirus rules may affect some of these events GIG OF THE WEEK Treaty: Songs Saturday, December 11th, N(...)

Betty Williams speaking in Athlone, Co Westmeath in February 1977.  Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The first volume of Irish women’s speeches showcases how women’s speeches Inspired and drove change in Ireland  There has long be(...)

“It has been a very different recording process this time around,” writes Christy Moore in the liner notes. “Since 1969 I have been involved in record(...)

Christy Moore receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Singer Christy Moore was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards on Tuesday night. The Planxty founder and influen(...)

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