Thirty years ago in Limerick city, brothers Noel and Mike Hogan, and drummer Fergal Lawlor, auditioned a young singer from Ballybricken called Dolores(...)

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup after his side ended a 45-year drought to claim the All-Ireland Senior  Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO.

All-Ireland senior hurling champions Limerick were crowned the county’s People of the Year at a ceremony on Thursday. Vickey Phelan, whose High Court(...)

Dolores O’Riordan of the Cranberries performing on stage in 2016.

The Cranberries are bidding a powerful farewell to their fans with one final album in honour of late singer Dolores O’Riordan. Formed in Limerick in (...)

RIP: Dolores O’Riordan, Aretha Franklin, Myrtle Allen and Stephen Hawking. Photographs: Tim Roney/Getty, Fred A Sabine/NBC via Getty, Eric Luke and Santi Visalli/Getty

Ireland Dolores O’Riordan in 2007. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien January 15th Cranberries singer Dolores O’Riordan February 9th Form(...)

In the news: some of the headline-makers of 2018

Answer all 100 questions in our special Christmas Quiz to be in with a chance of winning one of the following prizes: 1st prize: One night (...)

The soccer World Cup was Ireland’s top-trending Google search this year

Ireland’s somewhat conflicted attitude to eating has been laid bare by Google in its annual Year in Search results which reveal that while “Operation (...)

Drake was most-streamed artist in Ireland and globally.  Photograph:  Harmony Gerber/Getty

Ireland’s love affair with rap continued in 2018 with Drake, Post Malone and Eminem the most-streamed artists of the year among Irish users of Spotify(...)

Members of the Joan Denise Moriarty School of Dance in Cork prepare to audition for the Late Late Toy Show in 2017. Photograph: Daragh McSweeney/Provision

If you’re a talented youngster with a hankering for Toy Show stardom (or the Mammy or Daddy hankers for it), there are just five days left to stake yo(...)

Dolores O’Riordan onstage in France in 2016. Photograph: Guillaume Souvant/AFP/Getty

The last time the Cranberries guitarist Noel Hogan saw Dolores O’Riordan was in the Limerick hotel where we are now standing, in November 2017. He had(...)

Pale Waves: ‘It was never a conscious decision to be a contradiction: to play pop and dress quite goth-like. It definitely takes people by surprise’

On April 4th last year, Pale Waves played to a smattering of curious punters in the stygian boudoir that is Dublin’s Academy 2. The audience was enthu(...)

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