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On the shortlist: 10 artists and albums

Pick your favourite Irish album of 2016 from this year’s contenders

Choice nominees Rusangano Family: could this be the year when they show the prize that hip hop is boss? Photograph: Eric Luke

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced its shortlist for 2016. The prize picks the best Irish album of the previous calendar year. This year’s sh(...)

The headmaster’s house, Brooklawn House, at the King’s Hospital in Palmerstown, Dublin.

Plans are being made for an emergency meeting of the board of management of King’s Hospital school in west Dublin, following reports that a 13-year-ol(...)

Bishop of Meath and Kildare Pat Storey, one of the board of governors at the school.

Church of Ireland clergy have expressed their “sincere concern” for a 13-year-old boy after allegations emerged he was sexually assaulted with a hocke(...)

A few years ago, your reviewer was in a room with a group of people who sleep, eat, breathe and live music. When the topic of Lisa Hannigan came abou(...)

Ireland has no shortage of incredible musicians, but for a while every singer seemed to be called David or Damien. Where were the women? It’s an imba(...)

Áine Divine painting Ian McKellen

In a world full of smartphones, selfies and Instagram moments, why would anyone take the time and trouble to draw or paint a portrait? The answer is,(...)

George-Ruth O’Neill and Garry McGuinness When project specialist George-Ruth (33), from Salthill in Galway first met Cork man Garry (40) through wo(...)

Wild Beasts are heading for Cork in September. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Sounds from a Safe Harbour has announced several new additions to the Cork festival. English indie-rock band Wild Beasts will close the festival on S(...)

 Bryce Dessner has curated  a new festival for Cork. Photograph:  Rob Ball/Redferns via Getty Images

Cork gets a new festival this September, in part thanks to the National’s Bryce Dessner. The Brooklyn-based musician has curated Sounds from a Safe Ha(...)

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