Deirdre Doyle

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David Lee: Returning from Kilkenny to live in Dublin in 1979 to be near his teaching base at the RIAM, he became organist of Dún Laoghaire Presbyterian Church, a position he held for over 40 years

The past 18 months have seen the passing of four leading professional organists, each of whom performed regularly in the long-established annual serie(...)

Phil Quinlan, with his children Joe and Eileen, with some food they prepared at home in Navan, Co. Meath. Photograph: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

“What’s for dinner?” is a familiar refrain in many households, but in some locked down home schooling hubs and working-from-home spaces, it is now bei(...)

Pictured is Samantha Stuart from Carrick-On-Suir, owner of Pretty Bowtique, with her family, husband Alan, daughters Abigail and Aoibhinn and son Alex. Photograph: Patrick Browne

Flexibility in the workplace is a lifeline for parents with young children and one way of getting it is to become your own boss. For the three women (...)

Chef Gráinne O’Keefe of Clanbrassil House will be manning the kitchens at Pot Duggan’s in Ennistymon in April. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The restored 19th-century barns at Pot Duggan’s pub in Ennistymon is to host a series of monthly dinners cooked by some of Ireland’s best-known chefs.(...)

RIAM season: the Finnish composer Kaija Saariaho

Waking the Feminists has inspired moves within the musical world to improve the lot for female composers. The Minister for Culture, Josepha Madigan, d(...)

Watering cans at the ready. There are many rain barrels/water butts, which can be easily sourced from good garden centres and local authorities.  Photo Credit Richard Johnston

Phew. It’s finally over. Or at least it’s over for now. By which I mean this summer’s prolonged drought and searing temperatures, a testing time for (...)

File photograph of Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin  in Dublin’s  Pro-Cathedral. File photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

Dublin’s Catholic archdiocese will mark Culture Night 2016 on Friday evening with events at the Pro-Cathedral on Marlborough Street. The night will b(...)