Jimmy Crowley

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Radie Peat with her Lankum bandmates. Photograph: Miguel Ruiz

I was given a copy of Bright Phoebus on a burned CD a few years ago. That was the only way you could get it at the time as the rights to the album wer(...)

Born in London to Cork parents, Timmy “The Brit” McCarthy (second right) retained his accent when he moved to Leeside in the 1960s to work as a butcher, earning him the nickname. File photograph: Irish Examiner

It’s not every day that a crematorium heaves to the sound of dancers spinning around in a polka but then there was nothing ordinary about the send-off(...)

Frank Duggan, who played “Cha”, at the funeral of actor Michael Twomey at St Michael’s Church, Blackrock, Cork. Photograph: Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

Veteran Cork actor Michael Twomey, who died on Wednesday aged 84, was a versatile actor and writer whose work in the Cha and Miah TV comedy sketches w(...)

The ongoing direct provision controversy sees some 4,000 asylum seekers remaining in designated centres awaiting a decision on their status.

The treatment of asylum seekers in Ireland will be addressed by former Supreme Court judge Catherine McGuinness as part of this year’s Mother Jones Fe(...)

I heard Jimmy Crowley singing in a hotel in Bantry, during the West Cork Literary Festival. He was inside the door of the bar with a modest PA system (...)