David Byrne

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One of the world’s largest fishing vessels is still under detention today in south Co Donegal as part of a Naval Service and Sea Fisheries Protection (...)

The Atlantic Dawn being escorted by pilot boats into Dublin Port in 2000.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

The Naval Service ship LÉ Roisín has detained one of the world’s largest fishing vessels, the former Atlantic Dawn , for alleged infringements in Iris(...)

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The summer of 2013 was a season of stellar musical highs from David Byrne and St Vincent at the Electric Picnic to Bruce Springsteen’s Irish tour to C(...)

This is old-school musical theatricality, performed with impeccable professionalism and control - but most enjoyable of all is witnessing the sublime, boundless joy that David Byrne and Annie Clark take from music-making. Photograph: Getty

Electric Arena, Sunday night Star: *****It’s a tough task for anyone to compete with one of the most intriguing names in music, let alone make a colla(...)

Laura Behan from Artane in Dublin  on the first day of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons
Life is a Picnic

When you look at Stradbally on Google Earth there are patches of faded grass where you can make out the outlines of trails and tents and stages. Th(...)

Björk on the main stage at Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally Co Laois.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and The Knife are among the acts that will bring the 10th installment of the Electric Picnic to a close in Co Laois (...)

(Left-right) Fairie Mo, Claire Kehoe, Holly O’Sullivan, Felix Jellett with his dog Zippy and Lucy McCarron at the Electric Picnic Press Launch 2013. Photograph: Liam McBurney/PA Wire

The last time Electric Picnic sold out was in September 2008. Later that month Lehman Brothers in the US collapsed and, here, the Government issued th(...)

Questlove, whose Mo’ Meta Blues shies from the conventional

You used to know where you stood with music books. If they were authorised biographies and written with the subject’s permission and co-operation, (...)

Fergal Kelly, chief technology officer with Vodafone Ireland whose ¤1 billion nationwide network upgrade has already seen businesses in the southeast take advantage of mobile data services

The vastly improved mobile data coverage which has resulted from Vodafone Ireland’s billion euro network investment is beginning to bring tangible ben(...)

 Supreme Court judges at  an appeal by the State against a landmark decision in favour of Kathryn Sinnot and her son Jamie, who has autistm, in 2001. It was the first time seven Supreme Court judges had assembled to determine a constitutional issue. From left: Hugh Geoghegan, John Murray, Susan Denham, the then chief justice Ronan Keane, Frank Murphy, Adrian Hardiman and Nial Fennelly. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

It has played a key role in helping to shape modern Ireland but the Supreme Court was slow to find its voice. After the foundation of the State, the j(...)

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