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 Sinn Féin’s David Cullinane has taken 38% of the first-preference vote. File photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan

Fine Gael has failed to have a TD elected in Waterford in a general election for the first time after a surge of left-leaning transfers handed the fou(...)

Senator Paudie Coffey. Photograph: Collins Courts

Fine Gael Senator Paudie Coffey has said he will not stand for the party at the next general election. It means that both Fine Gael’s sitting Oireac(...)

 Lou Reed in New York in 2011: I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics shows him to be a true rock ’n’ roll poet. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

Faber & Faber’s forthcoming reissue of Lou Reed’s I’ll Be Your Mirror – The Collected Lyrics revives a question that’s been kicking around since B(...)

Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

Body & Soul Stage Friday, June 22nd 00:30-01:45 Olof Dreijer DJ Set 23:00-00:15 Fever Ray 21:10-22:10 Fatima Al Qadiri 19:40- 20:40 FAK(...)

The plant in the south of Waterford City once employed more than 3,000 people.  Photograph: Eric Luke

The owners of the former Waterford Crystal factory site have said it is hard to comprehend why it was placed on the State’s vacant sites register. Th(...)

Parcels headline the  main stage on Friday

Body&Soul Stage Friday 01:00-01:45 Parcels 23:30-00:30 Metronomy 22:00-22:50 Anna Meredith 20:30-21:30 Talos 19:15-20:00 TooFools 18:00-18:(...)

Sarah Maria Griffin: her poem ‘We Face This Land’ inspired a video by Dave Tynan

We Face This Land – Sarah Maria Griffin Sarah Maria Griffin’s poem inspired a video by Dave Tynan in support of the #repealtheeighth pro-choice campa(...)

Participants in  Young Blood. “It’s a good snapshot of Ireland in a moment in time”

On a bitterly cold Wednesday afternoon in Dublin in the foyer of the National Concert Hall, Karen Walshe, the artistic director at the St Patrick’s Fe(...)

Imelda May at Other Voices. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

A proper festival Other Voices has been threatening to become a “proper” festival for years. The dogs and dolphins in Dingle, Co Kerry, could sense (...)

A bird’s eye view of Electric Picnic 2015 in Stradbally, Co Laois. Photograph: Niall Bouzon/Inpho/Red Bull

The Electric Picnic has announced a new section, a festival parade and details for its Mindfield events ahead of the September festival. New to Stra(...)

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