Jim Aiken

5 results

Pat Rice in his kitchen which lies on the border – his left leg is in Northern Ireland and his right is in the Republic. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Pat Rice’s house is divided by the Border. It is an invisible one - for now. Straddling the geographical divide between the Republic of Ireland and N(...)

The Miami Showband, killed in a Troubles bomb in 1975. From left: Stephen Travers, Tony Geraghty, Ray Millar, Brian McCoy, Fran O’Toole, Des Lee

How do you write a happy-clappy, feelgood musical, complete with singalong numbers, when the story includes an atrocity? There’s a slight doubletake (...)

Keith Barry: “They told me in Belfast I would walk with a limp for the rest of my life. I just said ‘no’. They said it was as serious as it gets, but I refused to believe I’d walk with a limp.”

The Time of My Life is a weekly column about a moment that changed someone’s life – for the better or the worse My car accident was in 2007, 10 years(...)

Donegal-born blues-rock musician Rory Gallagher, who died in 1995.  Photograph:   Michael Putland/Getty Images

The brother of leading rock and blues guitarist, the late Rory Gallagher, has warmly welcomed the decision by Belfast City Council to erect a statue (...)

General view of a groundskeeper repairing the damage done to the pitch after the U2 concert which caused the postponement of the Leinster hurling final. Photograph: Inpho

News that Garth Brooks is to play a fifth concert at Croke Park brings the series to within four days of the All-Ireland football quarter-finals on th(...)