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The five-star Druid’s Glen hotel and golf resort returned to pre-tax profitability in 2017

The Neville Hotel Group has moved to expand its portfolio with the purchase of the five-star Druid’s Glen hotel and golf resort in Co Wicklow. It is (...)

‘Last Christmas’ is the ghost of every Christmas past booming from the speakers – from your first Walkman to the background fuzz of festive ‘Top of the Pops’.

Christmas songs are a bit like those tantalising chocolates in the advent calendar. Fun and festive if you pace yourself and indulge at the appropriat(...)

Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort has hosted four Irish Open tournaments.

One of Ireland’s most prestigious golf venues, Druids Glen Hotel & Golf Resort at Newtownmountkennedy, Co Wicklow, is for sale from today on the i(...)

Karl Jenkins: one critic has described him as classical music’s “Marmite Man”

For several weeks recently, my Dublin neighbourhood was mystified (or at least I was mystified on its behalf) by a daily broadcast of the Muslim call (...)

Returning to Ommadawn (1975), his third acoustic album, for inspiration, Mike Oldfield takes that beloved long-playing format that he made his own to(...)

Rory Gallagher plays the Macroom Mountain Dew Festival in 1978. Photograph: Youtube/ Rory Gallagherblues fan

From Barry Roche, Southern Correspondent in Macroom, Co Cork It may have been almost a decade after Woodstock and the Isle of Wight but the Macroom(...)

Executive director of Britain Stronger in Europe Will Straw’s  arguments focused mainly on the risks to Britain’s economy and national security of leaving the EU, and on the failure of the Leave campaign to paint a plausible picture of life outside the EU. Photograph: Toby Melville/PA Wire

Arron Banks and Will Straw were a study in contrasts on Thursday morning as the co-founder of Leave.EU and the executive director of Britain Stronger (...)

Sir Bob Geldof and Jeanne Marine photographed earlier this month at  The Royal Opera House in London. Photograph: Gareth Cattermole/Getty Images

Sir Bob Geldof (63) married his long-term partner Jeanne Marine (49) on Saturday in the south of France. Celebrities at the wedding included Bono, en(...)

Ratatat have carefully staked out their hinterland over the years, so there are few surprises on this fifth album from Mike Stroud and Evan Ma(...)

Matt Berry: ‘It’s difficult for people to swallow someone who does more than one thing. They think, hang on, that’s the comedy guy – what’s this?’

He is well-known for his sense of humour, so when Matt Berry casually mentions how he has been “rediscovering Hawkwind” of late, there is a pause a(...)

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