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  Family and friends following the hearse in the Liberties on their way to the funeral Mass of comedian Brendan Grace. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

The first sign the coffin was on its way was the arrival of a large wreath spelling out the word ‘Bottler’, in tribute to one of Brendan Grace’s best (...)

Presenters Joe Duffy and Ronan Collins, and singer Tony Kenny pictured at the funeral of  Sonny Knowles at St Agnes’s Church, Crumlin, Dublin.  Photograph: Collins.

Sonny Knowles’ final gig was a sell-out performance. And, just like at countless cabaret evenings, he left the stage to the strains of his signature (...)

Carvoeiro beach, Algarve, Portugal.

Family sun holidays in June Algarve Clube Praia da Ora from €425pps, Salou Cye Holiday Centre €442, Cosa de Almeria June 5th hotel Indalo €363pps. St(...)

Louis Walsh: 'I say things I shouldn’t say and as I’m saying it I know I shouldn’t say it.' Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“I never wanted to be on TV,” says one of Britain and Ireland’s biggest TV stars. “It was never part of the plan. Never, ever. I just wanted to be a m(...)

Brendan Murray performs  “Dying to Try” at a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest’s second semi-final  in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

On Thursday night, 20-year-old silver-throated boyband veteran Brendan Murray will glide across a cloud-filled stage on a hot-air balloon, while singi(...)

Fianna Fáil’s Éamon Ó Cuív has accused Sinn Féin of running a parallel programme of commemorations for Easter Rising 2016.

Éamon Ó Cuív has accused Sinn Féin of attempting to run a parallel programme to the State programme of commemorations for Easter Rising 2016. Sinn (...)

The entertainer Paddy Cole at the funeral of former taoiseach Albert Reynolds , at the Church of the Sacred Heart Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke

An instrumental piece played during the funeral Mass was a favourite of Albert and Kathleen Reynolds since they danced to it more than 50 years ago. (...)

The State funeral of former Taoiseach Albert Reynolds takes place in Donnybrook, Dublin at midday today. Photograph: Paddy Whelan/The Irish Times

Former taoiseach Albert Reynolds was remembered as a man who “sought peace with determination” at his requiem Mass in Dublin today by the Archbishop o(...)

Kathleen Reynolds follows the coffin as it is carried from the Mansion House. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

At nearly 10pm on Saturday night, the queue to sympathise with an exhausted Kathleen Reynolds and her family was still moving slowly up the aisle of D(...)

Pat Egan in Dublin.Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pat Egan is still in the game. The years since his first dalliances with live-music promotion have become decades, but Egan is still out there hoping (...)