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Shane MacGowan at his 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall, in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nick Cave, Bono, Sinéad O’Connor, a Sex Pistol and the President of Ireland are at the National Concert Hall for Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday. I lov(...)

 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 (...)

Nick Cave And The Bad Seeds performing on stage with Shane MacGowan in London, 1992. Photograph: Redferns

Few thought Shane Patrick Lysaght MacGowan would live until 40, let alone celebrate his 60th birthday. At 35, the Pogues fired him, as the band who ma(...)

If you’ve ever wanted to know what it feels like to be seduced by, go out with and be dumped by Glen Hansard, look no further than Between Two Shores,(...)

Ape expectations: Arctic Monkeys

The biggie: Arctic Monkeys There’s more than a few pairs of ready ears when it comes to Arctic Monkeys’ new album. 2013’s AM found the modern-day sto(...)

Whenyoung: taking part in Shane MacGowan’s 60th Birthday Celebration gig, at the NCH in Dublin

What? Limerick indie trio Where? London Why? Aoife Power (vocals and bass), Niall Burns (guitar) and Andrew Flood (drums) first met in Limerick when t(...)

Gogol Bordello bring their gypsy music soundclash to the Academy in Dublin on Tuesday

  Eskies Button Factory, Dublin, Saturday December 16th, 7.30pm, €15 buttonfactory.ie Dublin band The Eskies know all about the value of getti(...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

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(...)

John Murphy, a piano tuner, is the man behind the piano on the platform at Pearse Street Dart Station

Few would ever describe their workday commute as anything other than a necessary evil, but those who go through Pearse Street station have found their(...)

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