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Daniel O’Donnell sometimes  finds today’s humour complicated and smart, but Donegal’s Conal Gallen  is clear.

Current favourite book I’m reading a book by Peter Molloy, who lives in Missouri but is from Donegal. He self-published The Branson Butcher, a crime (...)

US president Donald Trump  on the White House lawn on Sunday prior to departing on a two-day trip to India. This was another bad, crazy week trapped in Trump’s psychopathology. Photograph: Saul Loeb/AFP via Getty Images

It’s funny that Donald Trump doesn’t like a movie about con artists who invade an elegant house and wreak chaos. He should empathise with parasites. N(...)

Galway’s Sarah Dervan and Ailish O’Reilly after their win over Kilkenny in the senior camogie All-Ireland final in Croke Park. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

It was early in the second half that the highly ominous message briefly scrolled across our screens, putting the severe winds up us and ruinating our (...)

Mirror, mirror: Margo Price. “The  music scene would be in a much healthier position if you allowed people with raw talent to do what they wanted, rather than mould them into the same character”

There are as many variations of the same subject as there are people, and what makes the best story is how they’re told. Margo Price knows this only t(...)

Impressive showing: Beyoncé, Chance the Rapper, Drake, Rihanna, Kanye West and Adele

The nominations for the 59th annual Grammy awards, which will be handed out on February 12th, had some expected outcomes – Beyoncé dominated, with Le(...)

Paddy O’Flaherty: Described by colleages as a “fantastic” radio broadcaster. Photograph: Trevor Ferris

The death has occurred after a short illness of well-known BBC journalist Paddy O’Flaherty, the BBC announced on Tuesday. He was 73. A popular broadc(...)

Maddie Marlow and Tae Dye at the Grand Ole Opry in Nashville. Photograph: Beth Gwinn/Film Magic

Dolly Parton travelled there from the tiny community of Locust Ridge, Tennessee, at the age of 18. Texan Willie Nelson made his first journey there i(...)

Lucinda Williams: “Nobody would sign me because they didn’t know how to market me.” Photograph: David McClister

If there is one person who can make an album about a motorway interesting it is Lucinda Williams. All right, even though Interstate 20 sounds margina(...)

After last year’s intro to the maverick women who raised hell in the world of country music, the second compilation seeks to further redress the ge(...)

George Jones was nicknamed No-Show Jones for the concerts he missed during drinking and drug binges. Photograph: AP Photo/John Russell
Obituary: George Jones

George Jones, who has died in Nashville aged 81, was the definitive country singer of the past 50 years, whose songs about heartbreak and hard (...)