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Phil Spector at work in a studio in 1965. File photograph: Getty

Phil Spector, the music producer behind some of pop music’s biggest hits, has died aged 81 while serving a prison sentence for murder. Media reports (...)

Dublin’s Paddy Andrews is denied by David Clarke straight after saving a penalty during the 2017 league encounter at Croke Park between Mayo and Dublin. Photo: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

For almost half a decade the slow trickle of Mayo’s golden generation into retirement has emitted a collective sigh from the football-mad county that (...)

Cillian O’Connor celebrates after scoring his second of four goals against Tipperary. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

One of the unexpected joys of lockdown was that I found music again. Like most teenagers, I was nuts about music. But then I lost it. So during the fi(...)

Anyone interested in writing good sentences proper should get The Reader Over Your Shoulder by the poet Robert Graves and his collaborator Alan Hodge.(...)

A dejected Conal Keaney of Dublin after their defeat to Kilkenny in the Leinster Senior Hurling  Championship final in Croke Park on July 3rd, 2011.  Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Say what you want about the GAA, but they’ll never be found wanting when it comes to the tricky business of soul-searching. We have seen and heard th(...)

Michael Harding lives on the border between Co Roscommon and Co Leitrim, having bought the land 25 years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

We’re in Arigna in Co Roscommon but “everything you can see”, Michael Harding tells me, is Co Leitrim. We’re in Harding’s garden looking down from a h(...)

Ian Hislop and Paul Merton from the long-running BBC comedy panel show, Have I Got News for You.

Why does contemporary comedy so often skew to the left? Why do the arts as a whole lean in that direction? Do these questions only make sense if you a(...)

Much like his performance at last year’s Electric Picnic, anyone expecting Jarvis Cocker to flick through the back pages of Pulp on his first album of(...)

26 The Cedar, Cruagh Wood, Dublin 18

Hunters Estates is seeking €325,000 for 26 The Cedar, Cruagh Wood, a two-bedroom apartment of 70sq m in Stepaside, Dublin 18. The two-bedro(...)

Jackknife Lee has worked with U2, REM, Snow Patrol and The Killers. Photograph: Matt Mahurin

Lockdown has affected people in myriad ways. Some go stir-crazy, some get bored to death, and some develop an unhealthy obsession with the contents of(...)

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