Bernie Sherlock: ‘The first week back we were only allowed have 15 singers. We met in Phoenix Park and we tried for about 15 minutes to sing in the open air on the grass. It was just so bad’

The Covid-19 pandemic has been difficult for singers. Early on, the projection of air created by singing was identified as something which increased t(...)

 Cork’s Roisin Phelan with Deirdre Brennan and Megan Glynn of Galway. Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Cork 6-19 Galway 1-10 Holders Cork blasted out an ominous statement of intent as they demolished Galway by 24 points to book a place in the semi-fina(...)

We are in the old house, once a silk mill, a mulberry tree by the door, above us a stone tower and pigeonaire whose nightly stirrings feather our s(...)

Michael Longley has been shortlisted for Canada’s Griffin Prize for The Stairwell. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Irish poet on Griffin shortlist The Belfast poet Michael Longley is one of seven nominees shortlisted for the 2015 Griffin Poetry Prize. Based (...)

Grassroots canvassing: Bobby Aylward, the Fianna Fáil candidate, looking for support in Piltown, Co Kilkenny. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Amid birdsong and beneath blue skies, rural Co Kilkenny is revealing some of its glories:green fields, the budding beech and oak of Jenkinstown woods,(...)