Phil Lynott

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Dermot Morgan as Father Trendy. The image features in a new exhibition at the National Photographic Archive marking 60 years of television in Ireland. Photograph: John Rowe/RTÉ

This twangs the memory chords, bringing it all back. There’s Rashers and Toucher in Strumpet City; Jimmy O’Dea with Maureen Potter; Charles Haughey an(...)

 Des McAlea, a survivor of the Miami Showband massacre: ‘This is something that will live with me until the day I die.’ Photograph:  Stephen Davison

Every time Des McAlea travels the road between Belfast and Dublin he stops to pay his respects to his friends Fran O’Toole, Brian McCoy and Tony Gerag(...)

“It has been a very different recording process this time around,” writes Christy Moore in the liner notes. “Since 1969 I have been involved in record(...)

Iftas 2021: Normal People is nominated in a staggering 15 categories

The nominations for the 2021 Iftas – the Irish Film and Television Academy awards – in the film and TV drama categories have been unveiled. David Frey(...)

 The Savoy Cinema on Dublin’s O’Connell Street has been closed for months due to the pandemic. File photograph: Alan Betson

Musicians have reacted with dismay to the Taoiseach Micheál Martin’s roadmap announcement which gives no return date for indoor live music. The (...)

Thin Lizzy: Phil Lynott with Brian Downey and Gary Moore in 1974. Photograph: Michael Putland/Getty

With input from the late Dublin rock star’s close friends and family, Emer Reynolds’s new film, Songs for While I’m Away, puts forward a different (...)

Phil Lynott. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Even those of us who lived through Phil Lynott’s high period have trouble believing such a man ever existed. Internationally acknowledged Irish rock s(...)

Phil Lynott: Scott Gorham formed a lasting friendship with his Thin Lizzy bandmate. Photograph: Jack Kay/Express/Hulton/Getty

“I’ve never seen an Irish person that patriotic about his country,” Scott Gorham says about his late friend Phil Lynott. “Being Irish meant absolutely(...)

Thin Lizzy: Brian Robertson, Phil Lynott, Scott Gorham performing live onstage in London, 1978. (Photo by Fin Costello/Redferns)

Former members recall the magic and tragic descent of Thin Lizzy – even if they disagree on it If you want to see the platonic ideal of a rock b(...)

There is no denying that a sense of the preposterous drifts around Bono like dry ice. But the interesting question is: so what? Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

BONO TURNS 60 on Sunday. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO ASK WHAT IT IS THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST FAMOUS IRISHMAN OF THE PAST CENTURY After he had become a (...)

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