John Creedon

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Christy Moore receives the Lifetime Achievement Award at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards at Vicar Street in Dublin on Tuesday night. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Singer Christy Moore was presented with a lifetime achievement award at the RTÉ Radio 1 Folk Awards on Tuesday night. The Planxty founder and influen(...)

Melanie Safka: whatever chemical processes that her meal of hamburger, shake and fries set off, it resulted in a work of art. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty Images

This fact had somehow passed me by until recently. But as I now know, the song Brand New Key – a 2½-minute pop classic from 1971, by Melanie Safka – h(...)

Jess Kavanagh listens respectfully to Alan McGarry on Eating with the Enemy. Photograph: Virgin Media Television

“In this brand-new social experiment, people from all walks of life are paired up with their direct opposite and guided through a menu of questions,” (...)

Lives Lost: Finbarr O’Shea 1947-2021

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. You can read more of them here. If you (...)

Clockwise from left: Frances Black, Darina Allen, John Creedon, Eavan Boland, Ann Rossiter, Ailbhe Smyth, Brendan Gleeson and Sheila Gallagher

Brendan Gleeson, Eavan Boland, JOHN CREEDON, DARINA ALLEN and others pass on advice during this uncertain time It can be hard to take stock when(...)

Paddy Murray: “I am in the high-risk category when it comes to coronavirus/Covid-19. So I’m taking advice and not taking chances. Chronic obstructive pulmonary disease (COPD) is progressively diminishing my lung capacity and I need to protect what’s left.”

I am self-isolating. I am doing so because I have been in hospital 16 times in the past eight years with lung infections and because only one fifth o(...)

Brian O’Donnell. Photograph: Facebook

Warm tributes have been paid to well-known Cork publican Brian O’Donnell, whose unique management style of the HI-B bar in Cork city centre made it a (...)

Shay Byrne

The very phrase “graveyard slot” suggests quietude, decay, stillness; the very antithesis of what makes for good radio. Due in part to lower listener (...)

Francis Brennan takes 12 tourists on the trip of a lifetime to South Africa

Stan Lee’s Lucky Man Friday, Sky One, 9pm James Nesbitt returns as Detective Inspector Harry Clayton, the guardian of a special bracelet which bestow(...)

'National Treasures' presenter John Creedon warmly identifies with several items of bric-a-brac left lying about the place

National Treasures (Sunday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm) is so reluctant to discriminate between things that it’s hard to say exactly what it is. To narrow down t(...)

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