Glen Hansard

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A homeless person begs in Dublin city centre, above. On Thursday night, co-founder of Home Sweet Home, trade unionist Brendan Ogle, told The Irish Times the group had identified a Nama-managed property in the city centre and planned to stage a “citizens’ intervention in the homelessness crisis”. File photograph: Getty Images

About 100 “concerned citizens”, including high-profile personalities, have gathered in Dublin on Thursday night to take over Apollo House, a Nama prop(...)

Ireland beat the All-Blacks: rugby triumphs provide cold comfort as RTÉ presenters discuss the Trump economy. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Barely a week has passed, and what only a few days earlier seemed unthinkable has become such an accepted fact of life that it’s already the stuff of (...)

Jeff Buckley backstage at Trinity Ball

From The Smiths at Dundalk’s Fairways Hotel to Nirvana playing the Top Hat in Dún Laoghaire and David Bowie in the Baggot Inn, there are some concert(...)

Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ban fracking.

Anglers and canoeists held a rally at a Border lake on Saturday in a bid to put pressure on political parties to support a Private Member’s Bill to ba(...)

Marja Gaynor from Finland: she came to Ireland in 2000. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

Marja Gaynor loves the spontaneity of Irish musicians. In her native Finland musical gatherings are pre-planned, the violinist says. Not like a couple(...)

Danny Sheehy, Breanndán Ó Beaglaoich, Glen Hansard and Liam Holden, who took a naomhóg, or Kerry currach, around 600 km of the north Spanish coastline on the final leg of the Camino na Sáile or “Camino by sea”

Musician Glen Hansard had never rowed any distance before he stepped into a naomhóg or Kerry currach in the Basque fishing port of Pasaia in May. S(...)

Anyone who has walked down Grafton Street will have heard the torturous strains of My Heart Will Go On or El Condor Pasa with full musak soundtrack. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Many music lovers will welcome the news that buskers have been banned from using backing tracks when performing on the streets of Dublin. The city cou(...)

Steven Avery: charged with murdering 25-year-old Teresa Halbach.

Laura Ricciardi and Moira Demos, the creators of Making a Murderer, have warned that the number of wrongful convictions in the US is rising. They sp(...)

Post-shoot, Ferdia has returned to school. But readjusting to civilian life hasn’t been easy: “You’ve worked equally with other adults and suddenly you’re just a kid again. I don’t want to come across as a diva but it’s hard being stuck in a uniform in a room again.  h

If you don’t recognise the name Ferdia Walsh-Peelo, you best start memorising it. The 16-year-old star of Sing Street has recently wowed audiences at(...)

Johnny Murphy with cast members of “Brothers of the Brush”

Johnny Murphy, a versatile and accomplished Dublin actor who has died aged 72, will probably be best remembered for his role as Joey “the Lips” Fagan (...)

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