John Lennon

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Waiting for the Ferry by Jack B Yeats achieved €135,000 ( €100,000- €150,000) through Whyte’s

This time last year the art market was in uncharted waters. While galleries have suffered, the auction market had a booming year as many, within the c(...)

‘There’s hard bits of popcorn touching my brain,’ he said shaking his head wildly. Photograph: iStock

“Life is what happens to you while you’re busy making other plans,” according to John Lennon. I’m not familiar with the song it’s from, but it came as(...)

Lot 76 Barca by Michael Foley ( €1,000- €1,500) at the Morgan O’Driscoll sale

Words used by the late Seamus Heaney to describe sculptural artist John Behan really resonate this spring with the recent frenzy of NFT (non-fungible (...)

Former Debenhams workers protest outside  the closed store on Henry Street, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The one-year anniversary of the Debenhams dispute was marked with marches and protests outside the retailer’s 11 former stores on Friday. Carrying ba(...)

Music biographer Johnny Rogan nourished his love of pop and rock on visits to relations in Ireland  through the years. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Johnny Rogan Born: February 14th, 1953 Died: January 21st, 2021 Johnny Rogan, who has died unexpectedly aged 67, was among the most prolific and well(...)

Van Morrison recently suggested that we need to ‘stand up, speak up and fight the pseudo-science’ about Covid-19.

Can we organise a moratorium on the “I never liked [bad person’s] work anyway” construction? The idle boast has been around for a while — no doubt, in(...)

Pat Kenny: the Newstalk presenter has sounded more engaged on air since the pandemic kicked in. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny is a smart man, but he asks some silly questions. “Are you suffering from crisis fatigue?” he inquires of listeners to Monday’s Pat Kenny Sh(...)

Wham’s Last Christmas video: my template for what successful adulthood looked like when I was a child

This week I have undertaken a critical analysis of some of my favourite Christmas songs. Last Christmas by Wham Wham’s Last Christmas video was (...)

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees

Maybe it was the notorious moment in 1997 when, after a barrage of jokey insults from Clive Anderson, the Bee Gees walked out of his chatshow in (...)

A homecoming: Orla Tinsley. Photograph: Laura Hutton

After six years living in New York City, where she had a double lung transplant, Orla Tinsley moved back to Ireland in August. she reflects on the (...)

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