Is there any other contemporary Irish solo singer who manages to distil as much identity and heritage into their work as Damien Dempsey? The ones who (...)

One More Yard: Sinéad O’Connor sings the EP’s title track. Photograph: David Corio/New York Times

The words of an Irish teenager who was killed in the first World War have been put to music and turned into a song sung by Sinéad O’Connor. Michael W(...)

Ed Sheeran concert in the Phoenix Park, Dublin on May 16th. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

London’s Irish community get chance to see what Ed Sheeran is made of when he takes to the stage at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday. “My(...)

Alexander McQueen in the 'McQueen' documentary: the fashion designer had a profound need for privacy

On the night that fashion designer Alexander McQueen took his own life in 2010, his long-time collaborator and friend Mira Chai Hyde felt a presence i(...)

Nobody’s fool:  Anthony Hopkins. Photograph: Ed Miller

King Lear Monday, BBC Two, 9.30pm A mad king rules over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England, and pretty soon everything descends into chao(...)

Carmel Breen, before her illness, supports Munster at a rugby match.

Imagine: you slip gently into the Land of Nod as a high-drive, progressive, active, healthy person only to awaken to an unexpected, uninvited invader.(...)

Almost everyone was too old for high school. Olivia Newton-John was nearly 30, Stockard Channing four years older

In October of 1978, Bob Geldof yawned and tore up a photograph of John Travolta on Top of the Pops. A decade and a bit later, his mate Sinead O’Connor(...)

Nothing Compares 2 Me: unless Prince asked them “he didn’t like anyone covering his songs”. Photograph: Richard Aaron/Redferns/Getty

Thirty four years ago, when Paul “St Paul” Peterson was the singer in The Family, a band Prince had assembled, he was sitting in his mother’s house in(...)

The Jessbrook Equestrian Centre, built by convicted drug trafficker John Gilligan beside his home. Photograph: Alan Betson

Jessbrook, the former home of convicted criminal John Gilligan has been declared “sale agreed”, eight months after it went up for sale with what was s(...)

Dead end? Every old house has its secrets, and there is often a likelihood someone may have died there.

Every old house has its secrets. As a new owner, you will probably never find out what went on within those four walls, and in many cases, there’s pro(...)

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