Sean O Hagan

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With Microdisney dead and buried (following a final gasp of breath last year) you could sense that one of that band’s co-founders wouldn’t take too lo(...)

The Blades. Photograph: Terry Thorp

“I came from England in 1978 as I thought there was a great opportunity in Dublin for punk to flourish, but instead I was confronted with a narrow-min(...)

Microdisney: “The shows exceeded our expectations, which were high enough to begin with,” says Cathal Coughlan, second from left

Where there is an end, there might also be a cautious beginning. Cathal Coughlan, the Cork man perhaps best known for being the vocalist and lyricist (...)

Microdisney: 30 years on the curdled rage and honeyed melodies are still intact

Microdisney National Concert Hall, Dublin ★★★★ There was a subtle difference between Microdisney’s Saturday night’s “official” return show at the Nati(...)


Cathal Coughlan and Sean O’Hagan met in Cork at a New Year’s Eve party in 1979 and formed Microdisney. In July 1983 the determined duo upped sticks an(...)

Bordeaux-Begles’  Ian Madigan will be leaving the French Top 14 for English Championship side Bristol. Photograph: Nicolas Tucat/AFP/Getty Images

(Irish exiles James Coughlan, Michael Noone and Peter Lydon talk about playing and life abroad)  The annual migration of Irish rugby’s wild gees(...)

One of Eamonn Doyle’s photographs at the Arles exhibition.

Last summer in Arles, France, visitors were paying €12 to see the work of a Dublin-born artist at the oldest photography festival in the world. Lands(...)

Ireland’s Sean O’Hagan lifts a massive log during the UK Strongest Man 2016 heats at Belfast City Hall, Belfast. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Four of Ireland’s strongest men have turned out to bench press logs, haul bags of steel and pull trucks tied to their waists to see if they can compe(...)

A witness told an inquest on Wednesday how a man told him to ring an ambulance before jumping to his death in the River Shannon. John Powell, from Ne(...)

A riot on the Falls Road, Belfast in 1995. Photograph: Sean McKernan / courtesy of Belfast Exposed Archive

Northern Ireland: 30 Years of Photography by Colin Graham has been awarded the 2014 Michael J Durkan Prize for Books on Language and Culture by the Am(...)