George Jackson

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 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

‘The work of Irish composers has suffered from the same kind of do-goodery that has hampered the Irish language.’ File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Last Friday’s concert by the RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra (NSO) set my mind racing. It wasn’t anything to do with George Jackson’s conducting of t(...)

Bob Dylan: on his 1966 British tour he binned the dungarees and lumberjack shirts of the Greenwich Village years and stocked up in the boutiques of Carnaby Street. Photograph: Ochs/Getty

Forty years ago I got a summer job on a building site near Dalkey, that picturesque coastal village in south Co Dublin, making tea and running errands(...)

Austins has been suffering a decline in sales for almost 20 years due to a combination of competition from online shopping and currency fluctuations between the euro and sterling. File photograph: Google Street View

Austins of the Diamond in Derry, thought to be the oldest independently owned retail store in the world, closed its doors to the public on Tuesday wit(...)

Jonathan Simpson (23), who was advised by the PSNI last month that his life was in danger from republican paramilitaries, was shot several times at his home in the Brandywell Road area (above) in Derry. File photograph: Google Street View

George Jackson with Trevor McBride photographs The mother of a man shot in both legs at home in the Brandywell area of Derry on Monday night said she(...)

EuroMillions winner Margaret Loughrey: she admitted causing criminal damage to a taxi driver’s glasses.

A Co Tyrone woman – who won £27 million (€37.8 million) in the EuroMillions in 2013 – has been ordered to do 150 hours of unpaid community work for as(...)

The bomb was left at Glenrandel in the village of Eglinton on the outskirts of Derry city. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Three men have been arrested in the Republic in the wake of an attempted booby trap bomb attack on a car belonging to a couple who are PSNI officers.(...)

“We are on the way up in east Londonderry, in this part of the United Kingdom,” said Gregory Campbell. Photograph: Eric Luke

The DUP’s Gregory Campbell comfortably retained his seat with 14,663 votes, almost 8,000 more than second placed Caoimhe Archibald of Sinn Féin.“When (...)

The court was told that a homemade machine gun with a suppressor, two hand guns one of which had a suppressor, ammunition, a taser gun and a CS gas canister were also found during the search.

One of two grenades found in a Derry flat last year was similar to those used to kill police officers Fiona Bone (32) and Nicola Hughes (23) at Tamesi(...)

Kieran Edward McLaughlin (58) was brought to a special sitting of the local magistrates’ court in Bishop Street, Derry, yesterday from Antrim police station where he has been in custody since his arrest last Wednesday. Photograph: Trevor McBride

The man arrested in Derry last Wednesday following a cross-Border manhunt involving the PSNI and Garda appeared in court on Saturday charged with murd(...)

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