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Blindboy Boatclub, aka Dave Chambers

From calling Holy Communion “haunted bread” on The Late Late Show to extolling the virtues of getting wrecked on bags of glue (a bag for me, a bag for(...)

Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan’s renovated cottage at Arden, Milltown, Co. Cavan. Photo: Lorraine Teevan

What makes an area great? Apart from obvious geographies and proximities, how come homes in some postcodes and counties cost more than others? Obviou(...)

Members of the Nottingham Forest team from 1977 to 1979 pose with their two European Cups ahead of the premiere of I Believe in Miracles. Photo: Getty Images

They say it’s often better to give gifts at Christmas than to receive them. While that’s a nice sentiment, there is nothing quite as stressful as a l(...)

18th-century philosopher David Hume regarded Scots as merely a “corrupt dialect”. Photograph: Getty Images/iStockphoto

For a government document, Scotland’s policy of “wurkin wi pairtners tae heize up the status o Scots language amang folk an toons” has an unusual ring(...)

Rebecca O’Connor and Will Govan:“He is the real entrepreneur,” says Rebecca, “whereas I am a big square.I would never have gone down this route without Will.”

Their eyes met over an “outrageous” model in a life drawing class in London in 2006. In a meet-cute worthy of Nora Ephron, they had nowhere else to(...)

Poet Martin Dyar and Cúirt festival director Dani Gill unveil a plaque at the east bank of the Salmon Weir Bridge in Galway city which recalls time spent there by WB Yeats, George Moore and Edward Martyn. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Galway city’s association withWB Yeats and George Moore and an infamous late-night crubeen cafe known as ‘The Kasbah’ have been commemorated with two (...)

Writer Joseph O’Neill. A reading by O’Neill is one of the events announced for this year’s Cúirt literary festival in Galway. Photograph: Ulf Andersen/Getty Images

Man Booker long-listed writer Joseph O’Neill, Arab-American poet Naomi Shihab Nye and Scottish novelist and playwright Irvine Welsh will read at this (...)

Kendrick Lamar: has been working away on new music for ages – and is also looking at tour dates for early 2015. But where’s his new album?

It could happen at any time. One moment, you’re sitting there, procrastinating like a pro. The next, your inbox, social-media feeds and news source(...)

Gordon Strachan, pictured here during a training session near Glasgow this week, has revitalised the Scotland team.  Photograph: Andrew Milligan/PA

A little truck stuffed with goalposts and dirty footballs pulled away from lush grass in front of the stately hotel on the banks of the Clyde on Monda(...)

Kormac: Doorsteps

It has always been the live show which has driven the wow factor around Kormac O’Halloran’s music, and the debut album, Wordplay, appeared to have (...)

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