Eleanor Mcevoy

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Mary Black, contestant and presenter

At one point in the brisk first episode of Ireland’s Favourite Folk Song (RTÉ One, Sunday, 7.30pm), George Furey considers The Green Fields of France,(...)

Writer John Boyne in his Rathfarnham home which won the Celebrity Home of the Year 2019 title. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Early on in Celebrity Home of the Year (RTÉ One, Wednesday, 9.35pm), a programme that cunningly combines our nation’s two main subjects of worship, th(...)

Check out Eleanor McEvoy’s  period redbrick home in Dublin 8.

When you finally tire of Christmas movies and the endless re-runs, make a date with RTÉ’s Celebrity Home of the Year, a show that takes viewers into t(...)

Minister for Finance and Public Expenditure and Reform Paschal Donohoe speaking at the citizenship ceremonies at the Killarney Convention Centre. Photograph: Valerie O’Sullivan

Some 3,000 people were conferred with Irish citizenship at emotional ceremonies in Killarney, Co Kerry on Monday. Among the new Irish citizens who to(...)

Bram Stoker Festival: the Dublin event runs from Friday until Monday. Photograph: Sasko Lazarov/Photocall

The final bank-holiday weekend before we give up the ghost for the year has, happily, plenty of ghostcentric events – and a whole lot more besides, ri(...)

Europe’s bread basket – southern Russia and Ukraine – was cut off by the Crimean conflict

In a second-hand shop recently, I bought a copy of a remarkable book that passed me by when first published, in 2007. It’s called Strong Farmer: the M(...)

When Yorkshire pop group The Beautiful South went belly-up over 10 years ago (the famed reason for splitting up was “musical similarities”), co-foundi(...)

Eleanor McEvoy: “A Woman’s Heart”,  on which she was a co-writer, helped launch her career. “If it happened now, I would be earning nothing from it.” Photograph : Aidan Crawley

The Government needs a national music strategy to protect composers and musicians if the country is to maintain a commercially viable and successful m(...)

Coining it:  The music industry pumps €703 million  into the Irish economy, but these   headline figures don’t give much indication of what is happening for average musicians and songwriters. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The headline figures in the latest report by the Irish Music Rights Organisation (Imro) are impressive. In 2015, the latest year for which numbers are(...)

‘Music is part of our national identity,’ says Eleanor McEvoy, chairwoman of Irish music rights body Imro

A national music strategy should be established to promote growth in the industry and ensure the “business of music” is understood, according to the I(...)

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