Lisa O Neill

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 Davy Russell celebrates as he rides Tiger Roll to back-to-back  Grand National victories last year. Photograph: Alan Crowhurst/Getty Images

A ‘virtual’ Aintree Grand National will be broadcast on ITV from 5.0pm on Saturday evening, although it is the current real weather that has Davy Russ(...)

Keith Donoghue onboard Tiger Roll comes home to win the Cross Country in 2018. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

If there’s no disputing Tiger Roll’s status as box office gold at Cheltenham on Wednesday, yet there’s no doubt either about his stable companion Envo(...)

Writer and comedian Tara Flynn will feature at a Nollaig na mBan event on Monday evening in Epic, the Irish Emigration Museum in the Dublin city centre CHQ building.  Photograph:  Ruth Connolly

Events to celebrate Nollaig na mBan, or women’s Christmas, will take place across the country on Monday. Known also as Little Christmas, Nollaig na m(...)

Púca is a new festival  claiming back Halloween under its original guise

Halloween may be about Superman costumes, carving pumpkins and sugar comas for some, but the occasion officially has its roots in the Celtic tradition(...)

Pantha Du Prince

It takes a certain kind of cultural courage to put yourself in a room with music you’ve never heard before. At a time when nostalgia dominates the mu(...)

Singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill: ‘I recently watched Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator from 1940 and was amazed at how relevant I found it to be.’

Current favourite book   I’m reading Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader, an anthology of reviews and interviews. He’s deadly, to (...)

Joyce DiDonato: the Grammy-winning mezzo-soprano will appear at the NCH accompanied by the Il Pomo d’Oro period-instrument ensemble

Artists from Joyce DiDonato to Damon Albarn and residencies by Philip Glass and Barry Douglas will feature over the next 12 months at the National Con(...)

Trainer Willie Mullins during day five of the Punchestown Festival. Photograph: PA

Willie Mullins was officially crowned Irish champion jumps trainer for the 13th time on the final day of the Punchestown Festival. In each of the pr(...)

The Dublin band The Blades, fronted by Paul Cleary, onstage in 1985. Photograph: Terry Thorp

What does a nation in crisis sound like? It’s a pertinent question for our uncertain times, which has of late been occupying Bob Stanley. For Stanley,(...)

MusicTown 2019 (clockwise from top left): The Deadly World of Opera, Damien Dempsey, ‘My Father’s Kind’ and Stomptown Brass.

The overriding theme of MusicTown 2019 – a programme of events programmed and overseen by Aiken Promotion and Dublin City Council – is the exploration(...)

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