Gerald Barry

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 Gerald Barry died at Connolly hospital in Blanchardstown after choking on a piece of toast. File photograph: Collins Courts

A nursing home resident choked on a piece of toast while eating breakfast, an inquest has heard. Gerald Barry (85) was sitting up in his bed at Marym(...)

Irish composer: Jennifer Walshe. Photograph: Blackie Bouffant

“It was a Jennifer Walshe sandwich.” The cellist Adrian Mantu was speaking to the audience, introducing the Irish composer’s Minard/Nithsdale and desc(...)

David McCullagh in the This Week studio

RTÉ Prime Time presenter David McCullagh will join the team on the This Week programme with Carole Coleman and Justin McCarthy part of a new on-air te(...)

Siobhán Cleary: declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The news that an established Irish composer declined a lucrative Arts Council commission on the basis of gender bias has to be a matter for serious co(...)

Alan Rusbridger: in Galway on Sunday for an encounter with the Irish pianist Finghin Collins

Sunday, April 29th Play It Again Town Hall Theatre, Galway; 8pm; €18, €20/€6; 091-705962, tht.ie Five years ago, when he was editor of the Guardian, (...)

While John Harris wants to ‘salvage as much as we  can’, pressure  of time and space are weighing against him

Snow has been everywhere this last week and the New Music Dublin Festival was among the casualties. It can’t have been easy for festival director John(...)

At Mountjoy Prison in Dublin  prisoners borrowed a total of €88,003 over three years.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Inmates have been given €500,000 in interest-free loans by the Irish Prison Service in three years for items including Communion expenses and a dog. (...)

Orla Boylan  stars as Eithne, daughter of the King of Tír na nÓg at the NCH.  Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Friday, October 13th Classical RTÉ NSO/Jamie Martin National Concert Hall, Dublin, 7.30pm, €15-€35/€13-€31 nch.ie Jaime Martin’s concert with the R(...)

Peter OReilly, Benjamin Russell and Christopher Cull in    Benjamin Britten’s opera ‘Owen Wingrave’. Photograph: Frances Marshall

Opera in the cinema may be all the rage. But opera on television has a much longer history, dating back to the earliest days of the medium in the 1930(...)

Nathalie Stutzmann, RTÉ NSO’s principal guest conductor, conducts five concerts in the 2017-2018 season. Photograph: Simon Fowler

The RTÉ National Symphony Orchestra has announced details of its new concert season, which will run from September 8th to May 25th, 2018.  Frenc(...)

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