Rory Gallagher

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Rory Gallagher died on June 14th, 1995 at the age of 47, as a result of complications following a liver transplant. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

Rory Gallagher was a pioneer who paved the way for other Irish musicians as few in the UK could conceive of an Irish rock outfit when he and Taste beg(...)

Rory Gallagher: ‘The getting-to-know phase is something we’re missing out on to some extent.” Photograph: Evan Logan/Inpho

Everyone’s lockdown is different, everyone’s lockdown is the same. It’s 12 weeks since intercounty football paused mid-sentence and everyone was told (...)

There is no denying that a sense of the preposterous drifts around Bono like dry ice. But the interesting question is: so what? Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

BONO TURNS 60 on Sunday. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO ASK WHAT IT IS THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST FAMOUS IRISHMAN OF THE PAST CENTURY After he had become a (...)

The first track on the debut album by The Scratch is entitled Pull Your Jocks Up, a propulsive, rousing acoustic rock number that dramatically announc(...)

Bassist and vocalist Paul Linehan described the song as “a celebration of life and the value of relationships even when they have their ups and downs”. Photograph:  Jon Lusk/Redferns

It may never actually mention Cork but The Frank and Walters’ hit single After All has been voted Cork’s Favourite Song, seeing off other famous Leesi(...)

James Horan: led Mayo to the league title last season with a victory over Kerry in the final at Croke Park. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Allianz Football League [Matches at 2.0 unless stated]  Division One Tyrone v Meath, Healy Park – Back in the big time, Meath face familiar oppo(...)

Jim Gavin’s Dublin will be hot favourites for the All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

Kerry optimism For all Dublin’s success on the All-Ireland final stage one trend stands out. For Kerry it provides a source of hope. After going fu(...)

Tick Tock Tour Town which was U2’s first tour, and 11 O’Clock Tick Tock was their first international single

The forthcoming auction by Aidan Foley in Sixmilebridge in Co Clare this coming Tuesday offers a collection of more than 1,000 items acquired by Limer(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Würzburg on the third day of an official state visit to Germany. Photograph:  Maxwell

This weekend the German city of Würzburg comes to a joyous standstill, celebrating its Catholic heritage, the Cavan man they have to thank for it – an(...)

Fermanagh’s Ryan Jones takes a tumble as he’s challenged by Monaghan’s Kieran Hughes. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Fermanagh 1-6 Monaghan 1-10 Monaghan survived a scrappy Round One qualifier against neighbours Fermanagh in Clones, who finished with just 12 men. M(...)

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