Ronan Tynan

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Shay Healy has died at the age of 78.  File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Tributes have been paid to songwriter and broadcaster Shay Healy who has died at the age of 78. President Michael D Higgins said news of Mr Healy’s d(...)

A portrait of George HW Bush hangs near the registry at the George HW Bush Presidential Library and Museum in College Station, Texas. Photograph: EPA

Irish tenor Ronan Tynan sang to the former US President George HW Bush during his final hours. The tenor sang Silent Night and a Gaelic song, accord(...)

Statue in Cobh, Co Cork, of Annie Moore, the first immigrant to be processed at Ellis Island, and her brothers: she settled in the Lower East Side of New York

There are many theories about how a young woman from Co Cork became the first new arrival ever processed at Ellis Island in New York, when the immigr(...)

Dignitaries including US vice-president Joe Biden, survivors and first responders participate in a flag-raising ceremony at the marathon finishing line in Boston, Massachusetts, yesterday, on the first anniversary of the Boston Marathon bombings. Photograph: Reuters/Brian Snyder

Boston paused in silence at 2.49pm yesterday to remember the moment a year ago when three people were killed (...)

At the Digital Hub in Dublin: Only seven of the buildings on the sprawling site are currently occupied. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

The State-owned Digital Hub is considering allowing artists and cultural bodies to use existing derelict buildings on the site to help regenerate the (...)

Relatives show pictures of garment workers who are missing, during a protest over the collapse of the Rana Plaza building, in Savar, outside Dhaka. Photograph: Andrew Biraj/Reuters

What can we do about it? That question came to almost disturb me after public screenings of a film documentary we made a few years ago called (...)