Neil Hannon

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We take stock of the Irish albums released this year. Cue arguments, celebrations . . . 10 Gypsies on the Autobahn: Suspended Universal Music(...)

You may have pegged The Divine Comedy as “chamber pop”, but Neil Hannon’s 12th album laughs in the face of categorisation. In the Northern Irish songw(...)

For three decades, Neil Hannon has been an astute observer of contemporary life, playfully skewering social and sexual mores in his songs for his band(...)

President Michael D Higgins chats with singer Jack L at the unveiling of a plaque for Leonard Cohen in Athy. Photograph: Laura Hutton

Songwriter and musician Leonard Cohen worked with the Athy writer John McKenna on a requiem, Between Your Love and Mine, signing off on the final draf(...)

‘Father Ted’ creator Graham Linehan has revealed he was recently diagnosed with testicular cancer.

Father Ted creator Graham Linehan has shared his joy at being cancer-free, a day after revealing he had recently been diagnosed with testicular cancer(...)

The original ‘Father Ted’ cast. The show’s co-creator has confirmed a ‘Father Ted’ musical is on the way.

Father Ted is set to return as a musical, one of the show’s creators has confirmed. In a tweet on Saturday, Graham Linehan said he and co-creator Art(...)

Wyvern Lingo. Photograph: othervoices.ie

Saturday, December 2 Other Voices St James Church, Dingle, Co Kerry. Also Sunday It is time to be surprised over and over again. Every December Oth(...)

Thomas Walsh: “I thought there was one record in me that I should make for myself.” Photograph: Graham Keogh

In a world of media-managed pop stars, blander-than-beige musicians and so-called rock stars too afraid to stick their heads above the parapet for ris(...)

Duran Duran playing  the main stage at Electric Picnic on Sunday night. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

And lo, the rains came. At 3am yesterday, The Irish Times (I think I can speak for the whole paper) trudges tipsily and sunburnt through storm and mud(...)

Five years since the release of Shields, and the Grizzly Bear team are rising out of hibernation. Slowly, though. On a glorious day in London, frontma(...)

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