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Brendan Courtney and Mary Coughlan are an agreeable double act

Singer, party animal and survivor Mary Coughlan has lived several lifetimes since becoming one of Ireland’s most celebrated blues singers in the mid-1(...)

Senator Marie Sherlock  said live entertainment businesses are hanging on by their fingertips and still have costs even though they are not operating. Photograph: iStock

The live entertainment industry is still waiting for details of the €50 million fund announced for the sector in the budget five months ago, the Sean(...)

“During Stormont’s three-year collapse, Sinn Féin portrayed the crisis as a choice between restoring devolution or pushing on quickly for a [Border] poll.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Monday marked one year since Stormont was restored by the New Decade, New Approach deal. There has been much comment this week in Northern Ireland on (...)

Singer Mary Coughlan at home in Wicklow for magazine feature. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The singer spent years ‘in deep sadness and a lot of anger’ but honesty, openness and music got her through On Mary Coughlan’s kitchen table the(...)

 Palestinians collect their belongings after Israeli forces demolished their house in the occupied West Bank city of Yatta, claiming it was built without permision. Photograph: Abed al Hashlamoun/EPA

Tánaiste Simon Coveney has insisted that the Occupied Territories Bill will not be included in any new programme for government. Mr Coveney reiterate(...)

Senator Frances Black: “We have an opportunity; we can show leadership.”  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The future of a proposed ban on the importation of Israeli goods produced in Palestinian territories has emerged as a sticking point in the talks on g(...)

Sunrise in the Dollymount area of Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Mental health charity Pieta House is bolstering itself for a further surge in calls over the coming weeks and months as lockdown measures are eased an(...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

To become a temporary agent, the recipient must complete a required form which is available from the post office. File photograph: The Irish Times

An Post will allow a proxy to pick up social welfare payments on behalf of people who cannot venture out because of the coronavirus. In the event of(...)

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday morning.

President Michael D Higgins has led tributes to the chairman of Labour Youth Cormac Ó Braonáin, who died after being struck by a Luas early on Sunday (...)

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