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A homeless person begs in Dublin city centre, above. On Thursday night, co-founder of Home Sweet Home, trade unionist Brendan Ogle, told The Irish Times the group had identified a Nama-managed property in the city centre and planned to stage a “citizens’ intervention in the homelessness crisis”. File photograph: Getty Images

About 100 “concerned citizens”, including high-profile personalities, have gathered in Dublin on Thursday night to take over Apollo House, a Nama prop(...)

Comedian and writer David O’Doherty brings his new show, Big Time, to Whelan’s, Dublin on December 15th, 16th 17th and 18th.

We’ve picked some suitably seasonal events that are sure to help you celebrate all that’s best about the festive season Uplifting cathedral choirs (...)

Singer and songwriter Christy Moore  at the Pavee Point Traveller and Roma Centre, Dublin, for the launch of an awareness campaign around Traveller men’s health. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Every Traveller family in the State has lost someone to suicide, co-director of the Traveller support organisation Pavee Point has said. Martin Coll(...)

 Singer Christy Moore performs at an event for families of road crash victims  at Smock Alley Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

Singer-songwriter Christy Moore is angered and appalled by the number of heavy trucks being driven by people while texting on their mobile phones. He(...)

Gerard Hanberry with Joyce Redmond, for whom Steve Earle wrote ‘Galway Girl’, a the launch of Hanberry’s book ‘On Raglan road: Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them’. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

If life’s best secrets are the “open” ones, no more so than those with love at their heart. So it was with Gerry Hanberry’s research into the muses wh(...)

The boys are back. This CD/DVD is a timely reminder, 44 years after their debut, of the revolutionary musical imaginations that fuelled Planxty’s mus(...)

Germany Rose Kari Foss onstage in the Festival Dome during TV Rose of Tralee Selection on Monday night. “This is not, as the Germany Rose said, ‘a beauty pageant’ – an attorney who also produced a vaguely unintelligible rap for her ‘party piece’.”  Photograph: Domnick Walsh/Eye Focus

We were at least 40 minutes into this year’s Rose of Tralee, from de Dome in Tralee, before one of the 35 dewy-lipped contestants, who had made it thr(...)

Willie Penrose: quoted a stellar list of homegrown performers who are in favour of his Bill.  Photograph: Frank Miller

That heartfelt whimper of relief we hear today comes from the poor unfortunate tin can – battered and abused after months in the political firing line(...)

Burren Storehouse in Co Clare: ‘My favourite kind of casual restaurant’. Photograph: Yvonne Vaughan Photography

There’s a screen the size of a tennis court at the back of this lean-to room. You can glimpse the Perspex roof in between sheets hung like billowing (...)

For a while, Daniel McConnell from Airfield seemed to the happiest person in the Living Room pub. Photograph: Conor Pope

“To be honest I’d settle for the draw now,” says the merry man in the vintage Irish jersey as Lukaku knocks in Belgian’s third. He looks around to see(...)

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