Matt Molloy

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Sinn Féin politicians attend the party’s ardfheis at the RDS in Dublin.  Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Sinn Féin has rejected a proposal to give party members a free vote on the future of the Eighth Amendment. The party agreed a united party position t(...)

A portrait of the flautist Matt Molloy by John Blakey, which is on display and for sale at the at the Water Colour Society of Ireland’s 163rd annual exhibition.

Few organisations founded in 19th-century Ireland have survived unscathed and virtually unchanged into the 21st century. But the Water Colour Society (...)

Britain’s Prince William said the loss of the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo is “a tragedy that reaches far beyond the community” in which the four “so gallantly served” and they “will never be forgotten”.

Britain’s Prince William has paid a special tribute to the four Irish Coast Guard air crew who died when Rescue 116 crashed off north Mayo last March.(...)

Michael Flatley carries the remains of his mother at St Moling in Glynn,  Co Carlow, on Tuesday. Photograph:  Colin Keegan, Collins Dublin

Michael Flatley has paid tribute to “the greatest mother in the world” at the funeral Mass for Elizabeth Flatley who died on December 28th, just over(...)

The combination of fiddle and flute is typical of north Connaught, and few musical pairings capture its syncopated swing with more imagination than M(...)

US Vice President Biden enjoys a round of golf , with the taoiseach Enda Kenny, at Castlebar Golf Club, in Mayo. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

Psst! Here’s a secret: US vice-president Joe Biden and Taoiseach Enda Kenny scored a draw in a game of golf in Co Mayo. If you are member of Castleba(...)

TRADITIONAL MUSICIAN OF THE YEAR: Kevin Burke. A fiddler of virtuosic talent and one of the most influential artists in Irish music

There’s a certain coming of age evident in this year’s TG4 Gradam Ceoil Awards: a recognition of the complexity of contributions that knit the tradit(...)

Electric Picnic in Stradbally, Co Laois, which takes place in early September. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

JANUARY Yeats 2015 All year A national celebration of the life and work of the Nobel prize-winning poet, with an extensive programm(...)

Chieftains members Triona Marshall and Paddy Moloney give a performance. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Traditional music veterans The Chieftains have been recognised for their outstanding contribution to music.Paddy Moloney, Sean Keane, Matt Molloy, Kev(...)

Reference archive: singer Eddie Butcher at Féile na Bóinne in 1977. Photograph: Joe Dowdall/ITMA
Thinking outside the squeeze box

A quarter of a century is a long time by anyone’s reckoning. Governments form and fall, families begin and grow up, and artists come and go, their rep(...)