The Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan in 2016. Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty

My journey from Cork to Dublin for work takes 4½ hours, and I listen to music throughout. I find it therapeutic. My playlist represents the type of mu(...)

Michael Fitzpatrick with Grainne and John Duddy, who starred in his play Counting Apples

Michael Fitzpatrick, a playwright and journalist from Lucan, Co Dublin, lives in New York with his wife, Mei, a nurse practitioner at a Manhattan hosp(...)

Sinead Kennedy: I listen to music whatever I’m doing, and during the pandemic I’ve found it takes me away to other worlds, places and times – which is a much-needed feeling

I found the first stage of lockdown manageable because everyone was going with the flow and the weather was gorgeous. Then, in the summer, I found out(...)

Limerick fan  Stephen O’Byrnes  celebrating with Kyle Hayes  in the Citywest Hotel  at the Limerick All-Ireland celebrations in August, 2018.

Pride of place in my study belongs to a picture of captain Declan Hannon hoisting the Liam MacCarthy Cup to tens of thousands of delirious Limerick f(...)

We are a force to be reckoned with and don’t let anyone tell you otherwise.

On an episode of her podcast Love Stories last year, the author and podcaster Dolly Alderton was joined by the inimitable Sharon Horgan. Early on in t(...)

Calamber, 16 Thormanby Woods, Howth Co Dublin: type of house that will suit a large family.

If ever there was a reason to not judge a book by its cover, or indeed a house by its exterior photograph, Calamber at 16 Thormanby Woods in Howth is (...)

 Dolores O’Riordan performs on stage in Cognac, France, in July  2016. File photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty Images

The Cranberries have gotten their first Grammy nomination for their final album. The group’s In The End is up for best rock album at the 2020 awards.(...)

 Dolores O’Riordan’s  distinctive voice and songwriting talents helped catapult The Cranberries to global stardom in the 1990s. Photograph: Eric Luke

A music bursary, in memory of late rockstar, Dolores O’Riordan, has been established to support the careers of musicians in the singer’s native Limeri(...)

Westmeath celebrate after defeating Galway in the All-Ireland intermediate camogie championship final at  Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Anyone who’s been to a big game in Croke Park in recent years knows the drill at the final whistle. One set of players falls to its knees, the other s(...)

Soulé: despite international pop successes like Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish, it’s incredible that artists like Soulé and Laoise are still struggling to be heard

Last April, close to 70,000 people streamed into Dublin’s 3Arena across five nights. They weren’t there to see a Drake, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Taylor Sw(...)

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