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‘Engaging and sometimes crusty’: Harrison Birtwistle, who gave a public interview at the New Music Dublin festival. Photograph: Getty

In the world of classical music, contemporary music has a bad name. The undesirable reputation attaches itself to new music, too, just as it did in(...)

John Wilson: ‘takes the players of the RTÉCO to a new level of responsiveness. They sound like a better band when he is in charge’

There is nothing like competition to keep people on their toes. Or so we’re told. But when it comes to the larger end of the orchestral reperto(...)

Denis McDonald SC sought the order after the Minister for Finance  failed to respond to the January 31st letter from Mr Cooney’s lawyers alleging the special liquidators had “a glaring conflict of interest” in relation to the litigation.

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society has told the Minister for Finance it is “preposterous” that the two special liquidators (...)

Liquidator Kieran Wallace of KPMG. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimon

A former director of Irish Nationwide Building Society has told the Minister for Finance it is “preposterous” that the two special liquidators (...)

The Central Bank is understood to be continuing to examine the actions of Michael Fingleton, the Irish Nationwide Building Society’s  former managing director.

The Central Bank of Ireland has decided not take any action against two former directors of Irish Nationwide, the building society whose collapse cost(...)

The Religious Sisters of Charity owns St Vincent’s Healthcare Group Ltd. The group includes the private and public hospitals in Ballsbridge, Dublin, and St Michael’s Hospital, Dún Laoghaire.

Two car parks at St Vincent’s hospital complex in Ballsbridge, south Dublin, lost €750,000 in 2012, according to the latest accounts for the compan(...)

Ballet Ireland’s ballerinas (left to right) Zoe Ashe Browne, Jane Magan and Emma Lister backstage at The Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Photograph:  Niall Carson/PA Wire
A tough nut to crack

The NutcrackerGaiety Theatre*** Anyone with children knows what a driving force they can be. They also offer an anchor to real priorities when things (...)

Christian Ihle Hadland

The old saw has it that performances on period instruments are like cleaning the varnish off the work of an old master and showing the true colours fo(...)

How do you assess the success of a musical career? By the fees commanded? The number of engagements? The prestige of the venues?

It’s an oft-heard contention: given the small size of the country, we punch above our weight when it comes to producing musicians. People usually poin(...)

Terence Cooney: one of four directors sued over ‘catastrophic losses’

Four former directors of Irish Nationwide Building Society are seeking a large number of documents for their defence to proceedings in which they are (...)

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