Jim Reeves

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Jackie Duddy Jackie Duddy (17) was born at Springtown camp, one of a family of 15. He worked at a local factory, but his passion was boxing (...)

“Imagine,” it blurbs on the inside cover of this perceptive, often illuminating double album, “if Eno had a jukebox. Maybe two jukeboxes. One for stra(...)

The destroyed Limerick building was home to the Oyster Ballroom, which  in the 1960s played host to Jim Reeves and all of the top show bands of the era. Photograph: Limerick Dance Halls project

A historic show band venue, once hailed the largest ballroom in the south, has been completely gutted following a massive commercial fire in Co Limeri(...)

Former taoisigh Brian Cowen (left) and Albert Reynolds with Arthur French of the K Club at a reception in Áras an Uachtaráin hosted by President Mary McAleese.  Photograph : Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

The former taoiseach Albert Reynolds, who has died aged 81, made Northern Ireland his priority when he took office in 1992. Building on the groundwork(...)

And the way she might look at you: close encounters in a Hillman Avenger

For readers of a certain age, no doubt, the velvet voice of Jim Reeves will have only romantic associations. For me, however, the memories are slightl(...)

 Ballroom of Romance: Caretaker Clement Maguire puts the finishing touches to the Rainbow Ballroom, Glenfarne, Co Leitrim. Photograph: Brian Farrell.

On a sweltering hot day this week, a group of bikers from New Zealand screeched to a halt outside the famous ballroom in Glenfarne, Co Leitrim, and wh(...)