David Bowie

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Despite being virtually forgotten by even the most studious of music lovers, the years between 1971 and 1975 were a breeding ground for many an aspiri(...)

Miriam Aida

The fourth edition of the Dublin Bowie Festival – perhaps the most intellectually engaged festival focusing on the work and influence of one person – (...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Actor Rory Cowan: “I never got the attraction of gambling. People’s lives are ruined by it.”

Are you a saver or a spender? A saver, I suppose. I have some savings policies and a post office account. When I was in my 20s, I was a spender. I sp(...)

Arvo Party: I didn’t understand David Bowie – "Low" when I first heard it

When I was 16 I was asked to write down the names of two CDs that I would like for Christmas. On the back of an envelope I scribbled “Def Leppard – Va(...)

There is a lesson to be learned by Def Leppard’s longevity at the coalface of rock music: at the core, they’re pop tarts. Initially, the Sheffield ba(...)

Nicolas Roeg: formulated a singular film language – contorted narrative, awry angles, jarring edits – which  influenced many. Photograph: Ian West/PA

“I think I scratched surfaces that people would prefer were left alone,” Nicolas Roeg told The Irish Times a decade ago. “But all any of us has is thi(...)

Film director Nicolas Roeg, pictured here in 2012, has died. File photograph: Ian West/PA

Film director Nicolas Roeg, whose key credits include Don’t Look Now and The Man Who Fell To Earth, has died at the age of 90. His son Nicolas Roeg j(...)

Set of armchairs by Gio Ponti sold for 4,800 (estimate €5,000-€7,000)

Tuesday saw Adams hold its first ever mid-century sale at its St Stephen’s Green premises, to an audience of both Irish and international bidders. The(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and his wife Sabina in Dublin Castle after his re-election. Photograph:    Tom Honan

Like most sensible people, my daughters never doubted Michael D Higgins would be returned to the Áras. “This election is so boring compared to repeal,(...)

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