Fiona Whelan

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A view of performers in Expanding Fields by Jenny Roche

When the State’s cultural institutions were closed by Taoiseach Leo Varadkar on March 12th in response to the coronavirus outbreak, Thisispopbaby had (...)

 John Prine in June 2019 performing at the Bonnaroo Music and Arts Festival in Manchester, Tennessee. Photograph:  Amy Harris/Invision/AP

President Michael D Higgins has paid tribute to the Grammy-winning singer John Prine who died earlier this week after being hospitalised suffering fro(...)

John Prine in Nashville in 2016. Photograph: Kyle Dean Reinford/The New York Times

Born: October 10th, 1946 Died: April 7th, 2020 John Prine, who has died aged 73 due to complications of Covid-19, was a highly influential American s(...)

The behaviour of members of An Garda Síochána is in focus at the moment. Trust in policing has been damaged by a number of controversies. Children in the inner city were ahead of the curve on this distrust. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Every day in parts of Dublin, teenagers are searched and talked to by gardaí as though they are adult criminals. I see this occasionally as I walk thr(...)

Rialto women came together for Natural History of Hope at Project in Dublin. Photograph: Ray Hegarty

At the inaugural meeting of Waking the Feminists at the Abbey Theatre in November last year, community activist Kathleen O’Neill spoke from the stall(...)