A statue of Our Lady, Star Of The Sea on Bull Wall in Dublin, is silhouetted against the sky during a partial solar eclipse. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Most parts of Ireland enjoyed sufficiently cloud-free skies on Thursday morning to take in the country’s first solar eclipse in four years. According(...)

The biggest faux pas is the complete omission of one of the country’s most successful composers, Jennifer Walshe

Composing the Island is quite simply off the scale when it comes to the celebration of Irish composers. The festival, which will run from September 7(...)