Joe Breen

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Six albums in and where stand the beloved Losties? Brothers in spirit, if not in blood, Oisin Leech and Mark McCausland, in their playful nomenclature(...)

In these days of rushed judgments and inflated language, the term classic has lost some of its status. We reach for it without thinking. But when The (...)

“In the prison of the gifted/ I was friendly with the guard/ So I never had to witness/ what happens to the heart.” (Happens to the Heart). The d(...)

“I think it was around 5am when the gunshots woke me. There were two. They came very close to one another. Imagine the sound of a .30-06 rifle firing,(...)

Fifty years ago Neil Young and his sometime band Crazy Horse released their first album, Everybody Knows This Is Nowhere. Now this self-described “old(...)

Ireland.com: the presidential candidate Mary McAleese answering questions for Irish Times readers in 1997, watched by technical co-ordinator George Walker and web journalist Conor Pope. Photograph: Frank Miller

We never expected to play such a big role in the history of media, to wound the very business we worked in, or to have a bit part in the drama that sa(...)

This third album from the husband-and-wife team of James Walbourne and Kami Thompson might surprise some with its muscular British power-pop manners, (...)

There is a distinctive otherness in the hazy voice of Boise, Idaho native Eilen (pronounced E-lin) Jewell, a quality that can shape-shift from lost an(...)

 Ferdia Mac Anna,  husband of  the late Irish Times journalist  Kate Holmquist and members of her family accompany her coffin at her funeral service in St Pauls Church, Silchester Road, Glenageary. Photograph: Alan Betson/ The Irish Times

The late Irish Times journalist, Kate Holmquist has been remembered as a writer of “enormous talent and creativity” whose work was “a road map of Iris(...)

If there’s one thing we know about Bruce Springsteen, it is that he likes, nay needs, to keep control. So this is his take on what is his most radical(...)

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