Christy Moore

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Dee Forbes:  RTÉ’s  director general received a petition with 11,000 signatures from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  calling on the broadcaster to boycott the event in Israel.

RTÉ has invited songwriters and performers to submit songs for the Eurovision Song Contest despite calls for the event in Israel to be boycotted. Son(...)

Patrick McCabe: “I love Stephen Rea an awful lot.” Photograph: Bryan Meade
Patrick McCabe: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m reading Required Writing by Philip Larkin. He’s an extraordinary figure. I think he’s one of the greatest poets that ever (...)

Horror of horrors: Mayo footballer Tom Parsons is treated by medical staff after his injury against Galway. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I have developed a habit recently of waking up in the middle of the night in pools of sweat from heatwave-induced horrors. If you thought drink-induc(...)

Marvel’s Luke Cage: second series starts Friday. Photograph: David Lee/Netflix

The Best of The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm A look back at some of the best moments of the season, featuring a sing-along with the man who (...)

Christy Moore: Joxer Goes to Stuttgart captured the mood of 1988.  Photograph: INM/Getty

It’s customary for key moments in Irish history to be documented in song – The Wind That Shakes the Barley, Boolavogue, The Foggy Dew. When Ray Hought(...)

Jenny Attridge, from Bantry, Co Cork,  arriving for the  ‘Dublin Welcomes Home the Magdalenes’ event  at the Mansion House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

The State failed in its duty of care to the women who were incarcerated in Magdalene Laundries, Minister for Justice Charlie Flanagan has said. Speak(...)

Minister for Health Simon Harris. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Minister for Health Simon Harris has said the latest Irish Times poll results show there is no room for complacency among those seeking a repeal of th(...)

Niall  and Kevin O’Brien pictured during the 2015 Intercontinental Cup match against the United Arab Emirates at Malahide in 2015. Photograph:     Ryan Byrne/Inpho

The idea that this was going to a normal week of being an Ireland international cricketer didn’t last long and I was up at 6am on Bank Holiday Monday (...)

John Keogh: “Nobody was offering this in southern Spain, so I did.”

John Keogh and his wife, Christine, visited the pretty-as-a-picture Spanish town of Frigiliana while on a driving holiday in Andalusia in 2007. “I re(...)

Noel Hill: kicked in the head so hard that his left eye socket was pushed into his skull.  Photograph: noelhill.com

The fame of Noel Hill in Irish traditional music circles had earned him at least two notable mentions in song. One was on Christy Moore’s comic master(...)

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