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Soulé: despite international pop successes like Ariana Grande, Beyoncé and Billie Eilish, it’s incredible that artists like Soulé and Laoise are still struggling to be heard

Last April, close to 70,000 people streamed into Dublin’s 3Arena across five nights. They weren’t there to see a Drake, Ed Sheeran, Beyoncé, Taylor Sw(...)

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(...)

Áine  Cahill performing at Body & Soul festival. Her debut album is expected in 2018.  Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

It’s safe to say that since the days of Samantha Mumba dominating the charts, the Irish music scene has been lacking some serious pop queens. That is (...)

 Brendan Murray’s ‘Dying to Try’ was completely uneventful, a fine drizzle swallowed up by the mighty musical typhoon raging around it. Photograph: Sergey Dolzhenko/EPA

There were a lot of unfinished, stationary things in this Eurovision semi-final and not just the wooden identikit presenters who sounded like they wer(...)

She’s the one: Judges Robin Gill and Daniel Clifford with Celebrity MasterChef winner Niamh Kavanagh

With perfect scores for her food – and perfect musical pitch after a thyroid operation in January that had posed a threat to her voice – former Eurovi(...)

Pick a winner: Celebrity MasterChef finalists Oisín McConville, Niamh Kavanagh and Simon Delaney

What’s cooking? On the menu is the final of Celebrity MasterChef. It’s the second series of the Irish version of the show, and the first with chefs R(...)

A bird in the hand ... Singer Mundy is the latest contestant to leave the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen

“Monday morning couldn’t guarantee that Monday evening you would still be here with me.” Singer-songwriter Mundy couldn’t have put it better himself a(...)

Not even  tips from patisserie expert Claire Clark could keep Evelyn Cusack in the Celebrity MasterChef kitchen this week. Photograph: TV3

A parfait storm swirled through TV3’s Celebrity MasterChef kitchen this week, sweeping away with it a perpetually flustered and time-challenged Evelyn(...)

Nadia Forde has become the latest contestant to exit Celebrity Masterchef. Photograph: TV3

Some people see food and eat it, others seafood and panic. At least that seemed to be the case as Nadia Forde became the latest contestant to leave TV(...)

Conor Pope: "Chopping cabbage does not seem like a plum job, but he makes it clear it can be done wrong." Photograph: Alan Betson

“You know he’s one of the most terrifying chefs in Britain, right?” I look aghast as Irish Times food writer Marie-Claire Digby finishes briefing me o(...)

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