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President Michael D Higgins speaking at Áras an Uachtaráin for the UN Women HeForShe campaign, to promote gender equality, and the role of men in achieving women’s rights and in eliminating gender-based violence. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

Violence and bullying, including through social media, have a destructive effect on people’s lives and rob them of their dignity, President Michael D (...)

Hozier playing Longitude Festival in Marlay Park, Dublin. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Now in its third year, Longitude at Marlay Park in south Dublin is regarded as one of the better organised festivals on the Irish calendar. May(...)

Australia has come late to the Hozier phenomenon, with Take Me To Church only getting airplay and reaching the top of the charts at the end of last year - over a year after the song was a hit in Ireland. Photograph: Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

Hozier, Metro Theatre, Sydney, March 30th They have watched his meteoric rise from afar but finally this week Australia’s Irish community were (...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny has said the format of UTV Ireland’s Out With The Old - In With The U was “still in the melting pot”, but that it would feature two essential ingredients: an audience and guests. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Television viewers are more open to channel-flicking than radio listeners are to “moving the dial”, according to Pat Kenny, who will front the firs(...)

Andrew Byrne Hozier has been nominated for a Grammy in the Song of the Year category for ‘Take Me To Church’. Above pictured performing at the Olympia Theatre in Dublin on December 4th. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Irish singer Hozier is among the early Grammy nominees in the top categories announced by the Recording Academy on Friday. He is nominated in the Song(...)

Video: Other Voices exclusives 6:52

This Sunday sees the Other Voices television series return to our screens, with highlights (...)

Ayesha Mailey and Janie Doherty from LUXe (in green) and angel Ashlene McFadden from Fidget Feet at the launch of Dublin’s NYE

‘The whole town is booked out for two weeks.” That’s something you might expect to hear if you’re seeking shelter whilst leading a pregnant virgin thr(...)

Anna Calvi on stage in St James’s Church, Dingle, Co Kerry for Other Voices 2010

Other Voices is a unique festival, where music-making takes over a small village, or pockets in a town or city, the lines between performers and au(...)

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