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 Shane MacGowan pictured backstage at the National Concert Hall  with President Michael D Higgins, Johnny Depp and Victoria Mary Clarke. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Some of Ireland’s best known politicians, musicians and artists are attending a tribute gala to the former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan who turned 60 (...)

Shane MacGowan performing on stage with The Pogues in Greenwich in 2011. Photograph:  Matt Kent/Redferns

Shane MacGowan will be celebrating his birthday at the National Concert Hall in January in fine style, with a galaxy of famous names lining up to toas(...)

Angela’s Ashes, the animation

Is there a trick to cooking Christmas dinner in minutes rather than slaving over a chopping board and a hot oven for hours? Order it from a deli or su(...)

The author, Conor Kenny, with author and journalist Paul Kimmage, at the launch of Kenny’s book “It’s Who I Am”.  Photograph:  Robbie Reynolds

A frustration when interviewing senior business people is that, very often, they are too well schooled by consultants for their own good. They can bec(...)

Claudia Boyle

NEW YEAR’S EVE Turning Pirate NYE Mix Tape Vicar Street, Dublin 7.30pm €36 ticketmaster.ie It didn’t take long, but this New Year’s Eve bash at Vi(...)

Paul Brady: will join a formerly homeless man, Danny Bracken, on stage at Rock against Homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rock Against Homelessness takes place in the Olympia Theatre on Friday, April 7th, and will feature Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Delorentos, The Blizzard(...)

Danny Bracken, a musician who is homeless, will be playing at Rock Against Homelessness concert in Dublin on April 7th. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At a Lions Club event in Dublin in January, John Lowe, the investment consultant known as the Money Doctor, asked if anyone knew the words to Dublin i(...)

There’s no doubting Sharon Shannon’s desire for wide open musical vistas. Her penchant for tango, reggae and blues is evident on her past recordings, (...)

Aslan: (from left) Rodney O’Brien, Alan Downey, Christy Dignam, Joe Jewell and Billy McGuinness. “Slade were from a place in Wolverhampton like Finglas, they were just ordinary blokes.  I never considered the fact that you could come from a place like Finglas and become a singer.”

It began for Christy Dignam at the kitchen table at home in Finglas when he was a kid. His father would make dinner on Sundays and sing his heart out (...)

The Merriman Tavern, Scariff, Co Clare

Selling the family home is always bittersweet as the memories and emotions held within the walls often seem too sacred to part with. But when that bui(...)

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