Paul Cleary

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The Dublin band The Blades, fronted by Paul Cleary, onstage in 1985. Photograph: Terry Thorp

What does a nation in crisis sound like? It’s a pertinent question for our uncertain times, which has of late been occupying Bob Stanley. For Stanley,(...)

The RSA said that while about 94 per cent of road users wear seatbelts, the cohort failing to tend to be young people.

Road collision statistics suggest that alcohol consumption is a major reason why some road users are failing to put seatbelts on after getting into ve(...)

The funeral of Micheal Roarty, one of the four friends  killed in the Donegal crash   in January.  Photograph: PA

Road deaths have increased by more than a third so far this year, despite an increase in road traffic gardaí and rising detection of motoring offences(...)

Paul Brady: will join a formerly homeless man, Danny Bracken, on stage at Rock against Homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rock Against Homelessness takes place in the Olympia Theatre on Friday, April 7th, and will feature Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Delorentos, The Blizzard(...)

Pat Fenlon has been named as Waterford FC’s Director of Football. Photograph: Inpho/Dan Sheridan

Waterford FC have announced a double managerial appointment, with Pat Fenlon and Alan Reynolds coming in as director of football and first team manage(...)

If you’re Irish, then at some point on March 17th you may feel moved to song. It can intensify the emotions you’re feeling about the motherland and h(...)

A man raped his girlfriend before raping her mother days later after breaking into her house and holding a knife to her throat, a court has heard. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times.

A man raped his girlfriend before raping her mother days later after breaking into her house and holding a knife to her throat, a court has heard. Th(...)

Geniality, erudition, arcane knowledge and humour: when Ryan Tubridy is at his best

On Tuesday the air is thick with the sound of Ryan Tubridy droning away. Nothing unusual there, the cynics might say, but this is different. Openin(...)

Aidan O’Shea: starts at midfield with his brother Séamus for Mayo against Roscommon. Photograph: Inpho

Gavin Duffy has not been named in the Mayo football panel by manager James Horan for Sunday’s Connacht football semi-final against Roscommon at Dr (...)

The Blades in 1985, a year before they broke up. Photograph: Terry Thorp

Judging by the audience reaction at last night’s sold-out gig at Dublin’s Olympia Theatre, you would think that The Blades were either a very successf(...)

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