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The cover of the final edition of Q magazine

It seems a strange comparison to make, but in its initial incarnation at least, Q magazine was as much a product of its era as Oz and the Internationa(...)

Cyril Fitzsimons is pictured at  Cyril’s Fish House,  in New York, US, in August 2008. File photograph: Gordon M Grant/Bloomberg via Getty Images

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Britihs prime minister Boris Johnson speaking at a coronavirus news conference inside 10 Downing Street, London. Photograph: Simon Dawson/PA Wire

One way to think about the 21st century so far is in terms of three successive waves of risk: financial, political, existential. In the years lea(...)

Frank Tate in his Dublin workshop. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

When Frank Tate moved to Dublin from east Belfast nearly three decades ago, he stayed at the photographer and D1 Recordings label founder Eamonn Doyle(...)

 An impromptu rehearsal in Gurrie’s Launderette, Sligo with Dean Gurrie on guitar,   father and son Rory and Paul Maitland, and husband and wife Kieran Quinn and Sinead Maguire in song. Photograph: Brian Farrell/The Irish Times

Many of them have day jobs such as being a chef, barber or boutique manager but Sligo musician Kieran Quinn has no qualms about bringing the(...)

Eileen Battersby with her horse Sophie in 2010. Photograph: Alan Betson

Eileen Battersby, the late Irish Times literary correspondent, who died on Sunday, December 23rd, after a car crash in Co Meath, was renowned for both(...)

In the intensity of the late career “blue light” referenced in his 1977 song How the Heart Approaches What It Yearns, Paul Simon and longtime producer(...)

“It may be scant consolation to the victims of Israeli abuse but boycotting Israeli culture isn’t the answer.” Photograph: Stockbyte/Getty Images

What do cultural boycotts entail for those countries under sanction; are they effective and can they be morally justified? As a second-generation surv(...)

 Singer-songwriter Paul Simon at the  RDS in Dublin: As always   he was  accompanied by a brilliant band of world-class musicians. Photograph: James Forde

Suddenly a hush, all the bustle in the RDS, all the movement, laughter, impromptu reunions and snatches of overheard conversation appearing to consist(...)

Paul Simon: the most subtle of cerebral US singer-songwriters performs for the last time in Ireland at the RDS, Dublin. Photograph: Vincent West/Reuters

When the opening chords of Paul Simon’s beautiful elegy America soar out one last time this evening across the RDS arena in Dublin, emotion, memory an(...)

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