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At the unveiling of the Thin Lizzy 50th anniversary stamps in Bristol were Phil Lynott’s daughters Cathleen Howard-Lynott and Sarah Lynott with their mother Caroline Taraskevics. Photograph: Stephen Lewis

Rock fans queued up outside Dublin’s GPO on Thursday to get their hands on new stamps marking the fiftieth anniversary of Thin Lizzy, despite claims t(...)

Stephen Cluxton lifts the Sam Maguire as Dublin celebrate beating Kerry in the All-Ireland senior football final replay, at Croke Park. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

On a clear day, you can see forever. Monday morning now and the skies of Dublin’s football team are blue and cloudless. The football landscape has bee(...)

Toners of Lr Baggot St. Includes a bustling yard out the back that can be suitable for early and late season fixtures. Photograph: Colm O’Neill/Inpho

The Premier League season gets back underway this weekend, starting with Friday night’s opening fixture between Liverpool and Norwich through to Sunda(...)

“In our part of the world, it was really July 21st, 1969, when Neil Armstrong took that “one small step”, in inglorious black and white.”

Today’s the day. So many memories. So little space. July 20th, 1969, was one of those historic days when most of us alive can truly say of it: “Yes(...)

The funeral hearse  of Phillomena Lynott passes the seafront in Sutton, Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan/The Irish Times.

Philomena Lynott was “a force of nature”, mourners at her funeral in Dublin were told. The voice of her son Phil, lead singer and bassist with Thin L(...)

Philomena Lynott, whose death was announced on Wednesday, photographed at the National Wax Museum Plus in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Philomena Lynott, mother of the late Thin Lizzy frontman Phil Lynott, has died aged 88. Ms Lynott had lived with cancer in recent years. Her death wa(...)

Daenerys Targaryen in Dublin’s Waxwork Museum. Photograph: Conor Pope

Winter has come to the Dublin Waxworks Museum just as Game of Thrones reaches its bloody climax. On Wednesday morning, the Dublin city centre tourist(...)

Emmy winner: The Farthest tells the story of Nasa’s Voyager space probes

Emer Reynolds says that waking up in New York this morning to more than 500 Twitter and text messages, after scooping an Emmy last night for her docum(...)

The President receives a commemorative silver Rory Gallagher coin commissioned by the Central Bank, above, with Rory Gallagher’s brother Dónal. Photograph: Maxwell’s

Rock musician Rory Gallagher represented the “very best aspirations of our republic”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Mr Higgins was presented(...)

The new coin officially marks the 70th anniversary of Gallagher’s birth at the Rock Hospital in Ballyshannon, Co Donegal, in 1948, where he spent his early years before the family moved to Cork.

He may have offered some salutary advice on money in Bankers Blues back in 1972, but little could guitarist Rory Gallagher have predicted he would one(...)

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