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Irish artist Lyndsey Lawlor will release Dearest Philistine on January 14th

Ireland's lineup of gigs and album releases for 2022 looks to rejuvenate the industry – and music fans across the country Gigs in January 2(...)

Sean Moncrieff: If someone emails to give out about me, they always, always spell my name incorrectly.  Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

I have spent most of my life spelling out my surname to people, who, as often as not, get it wrong anyway. Mocrieff. MacCreff. Moncrease. Monkeef. Mon(...)


Irish hip-hop is having a bit of a moment. Limerick, in particular, has proven a hotbed of the genre, with acts such as Denise Chaila, God Knows, Stra(...)

The pilot festival at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham. All photographs: Nick Bradshaw for The Irish Times

“This feels absolutely f***ing crazy,” exclaimed Gavin James from the stage at the Royal Hospital Kilmainham on Saturday evening.  “It’s been a l(...)

Todd Almond (centre) in Girl From the North Country by Conor McPherson. The production was wowing audiences on Broadway but  closed after just nine days as the pandemic shut theatres. Photograph: Sara Krulwich/The New York Times

Recently I was reminded of Brian Eno’s quote that culture is everything you don’t have to do. “You have to move around,” he said, “but you don’t have (...)

Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu: ‘Nirvana’s Smells Like Teen Spirit was very much my teenage anthem.’ Photograph: Conor McCabe Photography

I don’t get much time to listen to new music at the moment because I’m running around after a three-and-a-half-year-old toddler and am busy in this ro(...)

Leaving Cert students begin their first exam – English paper one – at Sutton Park School, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The late actor Chadwick Boseman played a starring role in the first State written exam for almost two years, as just under 40,000 students sat diverse(...)

A maize field, Mkushi, Zambia, December 2019. Photo credit: Eoin Ryan. Maize is the staple food crop of most African countries.

Each year, Africa Day falls on 25 May to commemorate the formation of the African Union (formerly the Organisation of African Unity) in 1963. More spe(...)

Director Aoife Kelleher: ‘The first spring in lockdown was hard, but there was a strange novelty to it.’

For the first few months of the first lockdown I was ghostwriting a memoir with Majella Moynihan, so I was quite insulated. My husband was doing all t(...)

Linda Djougang: “We are still learning. Everybody, even myself, I am still learning to adapt to the Irish culture. Every single day I learn something new.” Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Big conversations do not intimidate Linda Djougang. She has told her life story more than once. She spoke about the trauma of leaving Africa, at nine (...)

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