Christy Moore

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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(...)

Rory Gallagher plays the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival in 1978. Photograph: Youtube/ Rory Gallagherblues fan

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent in Macroom, Co Cork It may have been almost a decade after Woodstock and the Isle of Wight but the Macroom(...)

K is for Keogh, Davy: the Irish super fan has been saying hello at games for 30 years now. His flag will be a certain fixture at Euro 2016.

A is for Albania and Austria: two of an unprecedented 24 countries taking part in this year’s tournament. When Ireland first qualified for the final(...)

Fashion designer Mary Grant has been in business since 1993 when she first sold in the Irish Design Centre in Dublin’s Powerscourt Centre

Situated on the banks of the Liffey, Newbridge, Co Kildare’s largest town, has a pretty river walk and can claim troubadours Christy Moore, his broth(...)

O’Donoghue’s became famous in the early 1960s when acts such as The Dubliners began performing there regularly

O’Donoghue’s, the legendary traditional music bar that was once a regular haunt of the Dubliners and Christy Moore, recorded a sharp rise in accumula(...)

Baby booming: the staff of Portland Hospital with glam new mum Lu Hui

Aside from the baby bit, my maternity-hospital memories include my new runners being stolen from under the bed and the Grand National being on the TV (...)

Christy Moore: ‘Journey’ focuses on the stories behind his best-known songs.

“The old ballad singer used to carry the news,” says Christy Moore, neatly explaining his life’s mission in the two-part documentary Christy Moore: Jo(...)

Nicky Kelly, who was arrested in connection with the Sallins train robbery. a crime he had no part in. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

The celebrated civil rights lawyer Paul O’Dwyer had done everything he could to persuade a desperately homesick Nicky Kelly, who had been sentenced to(...)

Emma Dabiri. Photograph: David M Benett/Dave Benett/Getty Images

I grew up singing Irish rebel songs. One of the first ones I learned, which seared an impression on my young mind, was James Connolly. In the haunti(...)

Joe joined the Christian Brothers in 1981 and lived in St Helen’s in Dublin – then a monastery – until he left the congregation in 1987. “I was ver(...)

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