Eleanor Mcevoy

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Eleanor McEvoy  said the €50 million which has been given to the live music sector marks an “unprecedented” in attitudes to the unfunded sector.  Photograph : Aidan Crawley

Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has said she expects musicians and crew to benefit directly from the €50 million allocated to the live music sector i(...)

 Eleanor McEvoy: “Working in the music industry has never been easy, and we are now about to witness the most difficult times in the history of that industry.”  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The Irish Music Rights Organisation (IMRO) is speeding up distribution of royalty payments to its members in response to the collapse of art(...)

Grey clouds: the Irish in Australia are facing a recession. Photograph: Joel Carrett/EPA

Covid-19 has posed a significant challenge to the fortunes of the Irish in Australia. But many aren’t running for the exit, despite a looming reces(...)

Eleanor McEvoy, chair of IMRO, said revenues from music have ‘gone off a cliff’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Covid-19 has led to a “really dire time” for those who work in the music industry with many wondering if and when they can get back to playing live ag(...)

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(...)

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