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The Blind Boys of Alabama will play the 2018 Guinness Cork Jazz Festival.

Jazz aficionados heading for Leeside this year are in for a novel treat when the Guinness Cork Jazz Festival kicks off with a meeting of Halloween and(...)

Colin Crehan and Diarmuid Nash from Clare, winners of the GAA Handball Championship Men’s Senior Doubles Final. Photograph: Tommy Grealy/actionshots.ie

There is a new name on the All-Ireland 40x20 Senior Doubles trophy after Clare’s Diarmaid Nash and Colin Crehan sensationally toppled 11-time champion(...)

Musicians Neil Martin and Christy Moore were among those to carry the coffin of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn at his funeral in Kill, Co Kildare.  . Photograph: Alan Betson

Liam O’Flynn “understood simplicity in a way few people did. He understood space. He understood silence,” recalled the late uileann piper’s friend and(...)

Midland Regional Hospital: The deaths of five babies in Portlaoise were reported in 2014 and scores of women have come forward with stories of adverse events in the maternity unit.  Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

The Health Service Executive has said the long-awaited report into whether any health service staff have a case to answer over the deaths of babies at(...)

Crash Ensemble celebrated its 20th birthday with 20 commissions which, through its CrashLands project, it brought to rural locations that it has identified as both ‘unusual’ and ‘iconic’

Just in case you missed it, Taoiseach Leo Varadkar has weighed in on the controversy about cutbacks at RTÉ’s orchestras. He was put on the spot by a D(...)

Steps are back: Faye Tozer, Ian ‘H’ Watkins, Claire Richards, Lee Latchford-Evans and Lisa Scott-Lee

Saturday, November 11 Finbar Hoban presents Elaine Mai Upstairs at Bridge St, Castlebar. €8/10 In September, we awarded Elaine Mai with the honourabl(...)

A man dressed in a clown costume talks to an NYPD officer during the 44rd Annual Halloween Parade in New York, following an attack in Manhattan that left eight people dead. Photograph: Angela Weiss/AFP/Getty Images

I was lying on a physiotherapy table bed in a clinic in Soho when I first heard the sirens. It’s something you hear a lot in New York. There is, howev(...)

Declan O’Rourke: “There are very few songs about the famine. Musically, I think it was skipped over.” Photograph: Dara Munnis

Some 15 years – or in reality – three generations in gestation, Declan O’Rourke takes another bold step along his picaresque creative path with the re(...)

He may have recently turned 70 but as the title of Paul Brady’s 15th album conveys, he’s not quite ready for retirement. In many ways, the Strabane (...)

The letter points to the political and financial support which successive Irish governments have given the Palestinian people. Photograph: Yannis Behrakis/Reuters

Almost 90 leading artists, academics and former ambassadors have signed a letter to Taoiseach Enda Kenny urging the Government to formally recognise t(...)

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