Phil Lynott

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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(...)

Tommy Halferty

SATURDAY JUNE 9 Carmel McCreagh/Flo McSweeney/Fiachra Trench Arthurs, Dublin, 9.30pm, €12, arthurspub.ie It sounds simple – two singers, one pianist(...)

Hard Rock Cafe Dublin - “love all serve all” at the bar

As you walk into Dublin’s Hard Rock Cafe, just reopened after refurbishment, one big thing hits you. Or rather, doesn’t hit you. U2’s famous Trabant f(...)

 Dublin City Council’s banner  on the Ha’penny Bridge in Dublin. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

One of the best moments in the entire history of Dublin belongs to the opening seconds of Phil Lynott’s lush and irrepressible ode to his home city, O(...)

Mick Jagger at Slane Castle, Saturday, July 24th, 1982. Photograph: Peter Thursfield

The Rolling Stones have announced a summer 2018 gig in Ireland. Here are some prominent gig-goers’ recall the bands 1982 and 2007 Slane conc(...)

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