Hozier greeted the Cork crowd with ‘It’s so good to be home’. Photograph: Josh Brasted/WireImage

The summer concerts in Cork’s Irish Independent Park have been subjected to what feels like 40 days of rain, with the perennially anorak-clad Liam Gal(...)

Hozier performs in Dublin. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Hozier is among the nominations for this year’s Ivor Novello Awards. The Irish singer has been nominated for the best song musically and lyrically p(...)

 Hozier: I share the worries and anxieties of what we may be facing. Photograph:  Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Singer-songwriter Hozier has spoken of the “pride” he felt both in his generation and in the democratic process following last year’s abortion referen(...)

Rihanna: double helping of Ri-Ri recordings in 2019. Photograph: Jeff Kravitz/FilmMagic

The biggie: Rihanna It’s a welcome surprise that Ri-Ri is expected to return with a double helping of new music next year, given she switched to the (...)

Hozier: new single ‘Movement’ is out now with an album to follow in 2019. Photograph:   Bertrand Guay/AFP/Getty Images

A bearded figure, glum and voguishly dishevelled, alights from a van and slouches towards a warehouse. He is tall, tortured and his long hair unquesti(...)