Damien Dempsey

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Damien Dempsey does two nights in Vicar St on Saturday and Sunday

SATURDAY 22 DAMIEN DEMPSEY Vicar St, Dublin 7.30pm €32.50 (sold out) ticketmaster.ie; also Sunday December 23rd, same venue Between seeing Dublin so(...)

Craig and Charlie Reid aka The Proclaimers. Photograph: Murdo MacLeod

SATURDAY 8 THE PROCLAIMERS Vicar St, Dublin 7.30pm €35.50 ticketmaster.ie Another anniversary tour, another celebration of a singular talent. Or shou(...)

Irish author Donal Ryan: I love all the coffee-drinking and shrugging and fag-smoking in Paris.  Photograph: Anthony Woods
Donal Ryan: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book  I’m reading Kerry Neville’s second collection, Remember to Forget Me, and it is a masterclass in short fiction. I’m delig(...)

Laura Whitmore: From a family of strong women

In theory, an episode of Who Do You Think You Are? is only ever as good as the charisma factor of the person doing the digging. And the British and Am(...)

Damien Dempsey: Letterfrack was “hell on earth,” he says, struggling to keep emotion at bay. “That’s a lot to take in”

The heroes of the celebrity genealogy programme Who Do You Think You Are? (RTÉ One, Sunday, 9.30pm) are mostly unsung. But for the famous faces tracin(...)

More than 400,000 people are expected to visit Drogheda, Co Louth, for the annual Fleadh Cheoil traditional Irish music festival over the next week. (...)

Muireann O’Connell has the enthusiasm, not to mention the affability, to keep things palatable

It could be argued that if you work on a breakfast show, you’re effectively playing to one of the toughest crowds on radio: people about to hop on the(...)

Maser (above) on his peers: “If I’m talking Dublin, I’m talking Aches. His street art has a graphic, contemporary feel.” Photograph: Marc O’Sullivan

Who is your current favourite designer? Helen Steele, who’s in Monaghan, is my favourite textile designer at the moment. She pops up loads on my socia(...)

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(...)

Craw is a new arts and performance festival launching this month in Berlin. Photograph:  Turlach O Broin

Karl Marx Strasse in Berlin’s Neukölln district is usually abuzz with Turks and tattooed hipsters, but not on this sultry Sunday afternoon. The real (...)

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