Mary Coughlan

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Mary Harney and Mary Coughlan have spoken<NO1> forcefully<NO> about the ill effects of social media on public discourse at the MacGill Summer School 2021. File Photographs: Brian Lawless/ PA / Bryan O’Brien

Two retired female politicians, both of whom held the office of Tánaiste, have spoken about the ill effects of social media on public discourse. Cofo(...)

Patrick J Kelly was dismissed as Killybegs Harbour Master 12 years ago following a number of complaints about him. Photograph: Getty Images

The Supreme Court has ruled that a former harbour master in Co Donegal who won his appeal over his 2009 dismissal is not entitled to be paid from the (...)

 Steve Wall  of  The Stunning  said the whole music industry should be out on the street marching. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The Stunning singer Steve Wall has described the restrictions imposed on outdoor gigs in the Republic as “ridiculous”. The band is due to play Pearse(...)

Mary Coughlan said the arts sector is usually the first to be called upon when there was a need to promote the country. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

The music and wider arts industry is being unfairly targeted by Government in relation to strict ongoing Covid-19 restrictions, the singer Mary Coughl(...)

Brendan Courtney and Mary Coughlan are an agreeable double act

Singer, party animal and survivor Mary Coughlan has lived several lifetimes since becoming one of Ireland’s most celebrated blues singers in the mid-1(...)

 The Supreme Court found the 2009 decision to dismiss Patrick J Kelly should be quashed on grounds including that former minister for social affairs Mary Coughlan, who had made complaints about him, should not have attended a cabinet meeting when the decision to fire him was made. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien

A former harbour master in Co Donegal has won his Supreme Court appeal over his dismissal following a investigation which found he had private marine (...)

Home: Part One – Brenda Fricker reading testimony from Patricia Breaden. Photograph: Ste Murray

HOME: PART ONE Streaming from the Abbey Theatre, Dublin ★★★☆☆ You might recall that 10 years ago, during the fallout of a different commission invest(...)

Mary Coughlan will be performing at one of the events that are being streamed over Tuesday, Wednesday and Thursday nights from 8pm on Focus Ireland’s YouTube and Facebook pages. File photograph: Cyril Byrne

A number of Irish artists will come together to perform at train stations this week in order to raise money for the homeless charity Focus Ireland. (...)

 Mary Coughlan will perform at Heuston Station on December 8th.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Mary Coughlan, Mundy, Brian Kennedy and Eleanor McEvoy will be among the artists gigging at train stations next week to raise money for Focus Ireland(...)

Pillow Queens: playing the Other Voices virtual event

The country begins opening up again next week, but the immediate future of the arts and entertainment sectors remains shrouded in uncertainty. Museums(...)

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