A garda is greeted by a child at a halting site on the Balgaddy Road in  Clondalkin, Dublin on Friday. Photograph Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

A stand-off between a Dublin local authority and five Traveller families over their occupation of a council-owned site reached stalemate on Friday as (...)

Chvrches: led by the slight yet mighty-lunged Lauren Mayberry, they bulldoze through Recover and uncork sinkholes of angst on The Mother We Share. Photograph: Dave Meehan

CHVRCHES Main Stage The wide open spaces of Electric Picnic’s main stage pose a challenge for Chvrches, whose head-hanging electropop feels designed (...)

Chvrches are at their most interesting when they probe various personal and political turmoils underneath their sugary synth melodies

When Chvrches (pronounced “churches”) emerged in 2013, I initially thought they were yet another pretentious hipster band with a daft name. This was e(...)

Derrygonnelly Harps 0-15 Devenish 0-8 Derrygonnelly Harps had far too much power and panache as they easily disposed of Devenish to win their third F(...)

The Widow Scallan’s Pub in Pearse Street, Dublin, where Martin Doherty was killed. Photograph: The Irish Times

The family of a man killed by the Ulster Volunteer Force in Dublin more than 20 years ago is to sue the Police Service of Northern Ireland, alleging R(...)

The body of Martin Doherty, who was shot dead in The Widow Scallan’s public house, being removed from his home at Wellmount Road, Finglas, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

Martin Doherty’s inquest, which took place 10 years after his death in 1994, heard the Dublin man was shot dead while trying to fend off a loyalist bo(...)

It’s not often that you find yourself sitting cross-legged in a tepee debating the merits of Lionel Richie with one of Scotland’s hottest new musical (...)