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Heimlich manoeuvre: abdominal thrusts are highly effective and easy to learn. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Michael Healy-Rae’s recent brush with death shows how a simple, easily learned medical intervention can save a life. The Kerry TD joins Ronald Reaga(...)

The  Funeral Mass of Nicola Kenny in Thurles Cathedral. Photograph: Liam Burke/Press 22

The floral tributes spelled out the words “Friend” and “Mam”. Nicola Kenny was a friend to many throughout her 26 years, a mother to her new baby Li(...)

 Little Mix are one of the acts scheduled to play this year’s Live at the Marquee concert series in Cork. File photograph: Ryan Phillips/PA Wire

The country may be going soccer mad over the Republic of Ireland’s appearance in Euro 2016 in France, but not even the boys in green can quell Cork’s (...)

Westlife are no more, but Nicky Byrne is hopeful the irritatingly catchy ‘Sunlight’ will bring Eurovision success to Ireland and spark a solo career for him.  Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins.

For Nicky Byrne, the launch of his Eurovision song was like the good old days of Westlife when huge media interest followed the band’s progress. Hol(...)

Nicky Byrne has co-written Ireland’s Eurovision entry ‘Sunlight’ with Wayne Hector and the composer Ronan Hardiman.

Westlife singer turned radio presenter Nicky Byrne has been selected to represent Ireland at this year’s Eurovision song contest in Sweden. Having e(...)

Just when you think Dublin twins John and Edward Grimes (Jedward!) have slipped into irrelevancy, they come bouncing back to remind you of all the (...)

One Direction: Shakespeare’s “But thy eternal summer shall not fade” becomes “Baby you light up my world like nobody else”
Word for Word: Boy bands and the Bard
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Knowledge is the wing wherewith we fly to heaven, as Shakespeare wrote in Henry VI. Now an innovative service from a Dublin educational company may so(...)

Tara Entertainments Ltd is wholly owned by the Cheryl Cole. Photograph: Fred Duval/Getty Images

GORDON DEEGANThe Irish-based entertainment firm owned by pop star Cheryl Cole last year recorded post-tax profits of over €2.1 million.New accounts lo(...)

When in doubt, swing. With an underperforming clutch of recent releases behind him, for his 10th album, Robbie Williams has reverted both to a genre h(...)

It’s a scary time to be a pop star. Gone are the days of Smash Hits lyric sheets, boob signings, TFI Friday larks and MTV-premiering videos. Today the(...)

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