Declan Mckenna

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 Erica O’Regan and friends from Carlow at last year’s Electric Picnic festival.  Photograph: Alan Betson

ELECTRIC ARENA Friday Rejjie Snow 11.00-12.00 Bicep (Live) 9.30-10.30 Vince Staples 8.00-9.00 Young Fathers 6.45-7.30 Rejji(...)

Declan McKenna: “I’ve never seen myself as a strictly political songwriter, but I think in the world that we live in, it’s difficult to avoid certain topics.”

Declan McKenna laughs modestly when I mention he’s the latest new talent to be saddled with the “voice of a generation” tag. “It’s just sensationalism(...)

As young men with acoustic guitars dominate the charts with inoffensive love songs nowadays, 18-year-old Declan McKenna has more to say on his de(...)

Elbow at  Electric Picnic, 2012. The band released their latest album, ‘Little Fictions’, in February this year. Photograph: Dave Meehan

UK band Elbow have just been added to the Electric Picnic line-up for this year’s sold-out Co Laois festival. Birdy, Phoenix, Hannah Wants, Rejjie Sn(...)

Ulster University’s Dr Declan McKenna, who led a study into  the treatment of prostate cancer. File photograph: Nigel McDowell/Ulster University/PA Wire

Scientists at Ulster University have discovered a new treatment that they described as “hugely significant” in the battle against prostate cancer. T(...)

Moorefield’s Ryan Houlihan tackles Ben McCormack of Sarsfields. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/INPHO

Moorefield 1-15 Sarsfields 1-6 Having held on for their lives to get a second bite, Moorefield finished the job in some style to retain their K(...)

Moorefield’s Ronan Sweeney and Sean Campbell of Sarsfields in action during the Kildare county final at St Conleth’s Park. Photo: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Sarsfields 1-13 Moorefield 0-16 Sarsfields manager John Crofton was quick afterwards to declare the glass half-full. He pointed out that it was the f(...)

 Crossmaglen’s Jamie Clarke celebrates one of his two goals against Armagh Harps at the Athletic Grounds, Armagh. Photo: Adrew Paton/Inpho

Crossmaglen Rangers 4-14 Armagh Harps 0-9 Another straightforward day at the office, another Armagh senior county title for Crossmaglen Rangers – the(...)

Moorefield’s Ciaran Kelly and Donnachadh McDonnell of Sarsfields. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

As he stood on the pitch afterwards, Ronan Sweeney recalled the day he and a few other survivors on the Moorefield panel had come here in 1997 to win (...)

Derry's Mark Lynch and Armagh's Niall Rowland challenge for the ball at Celtic Park. Photograph: Lorcan Doherty/Inpho

Derry and Armagh could not be separated in a free scoring shootout at Celtic Park in a game that saw many momentum shifts over the 70 minutes. (...)

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