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Lansdowne prop Ian Prendiville scored his first try in his 102nd appearance for the club in the  All-Ireland League Division 1A match against Dublin University at  College Park. Photograph: Bryan Keane/Inpho

Second-half tries from Jason Higgins and replacement Patrick Casey steered Division 1A leaders Cork Constitution to a deserved 34-14 bonus-point win o(...)

Carole King on Trump: “I don’t even like using his name.” Photograph: Richard Drew/AP

At her home in rural Idaho, Carole King is having some difficulty saying the president’s name. “Trump,” she manages eventually, her accent still pure (...)

  Paul Simon on stage at the 3 Arena in Dublin: he plays at the RDS next Friday. Photograph:   Eric Luke

Is it the end of the road for Paul Simon? Is it, as his songwriting colleague Bob Dylan has noted, “not dark yet, but it’s getting there”? Simon has (...)

Ireland’s Ryan O’Shaughnessy performs ‘Together’ during the Eurovision Song Contest  final at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photograph: Francisco Leong/AFP/Getty Images

It’s been a wild ride for Ryan O’Shaughnessy: beating the odds to qualify for the 2018 Eurovision Song Contest final, seeing his song Together become (...)

RTÉ NSO: the wonderful Alina Pogostkina is soloist in Khachaturian’s 1940 Violin Concerto

Sunday, March 18th James Taylor, Tom Ó Drisceoil St Mary’s Cathedral Chapter House, Kilkenny; 4pm; €15/€10; 086-1777017 For all the growth in the wor(...)

Beautiful cleverly uses the set up of the hit factory to give us a wider range of songs from the era. Photograph: Johan Persson/

In the Playhouse theatre in Edinburgh, the curtain lifts on the Carole King biographical musical Beautiful. We meet a triumphant King, played by Bront(...)

‘The post-booze half has been the happier half of my life by far,’ says Alice Cooper.

Alice Cooper is rock’s greatest pantomime villain. In the sleeve notes for a lavish box set titled The Life and Crimes of Alice Cooper, the Detroit-bo(...)

Sometimes, you need to go the long way around to find out where you really belong. A musician who first learned guitar by strumming along to Oasis son(...)

Is everything going to change for Foy Vance, now that he’s signed to Ed Sheeran’s label? It should, because the Co Down man is one of our most tal(...)

Nathaniel Rateliff: “I love to swim laps. It doesn’t look like it, but I have to work out just to stay like this”

A darkened corner of a Dublin whiskey bar, full glass in hand, loud rhythm’n’blues playing over the speakers. You would be hard-pressed to find a bet(...)

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