What A 21st century Japanese garage pop band  Where Nagoya, Japan  Why The breakthrough success of Korean pop bands BTS and Blackpink in rec(...)

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If there is one thing Clare Dunne is fascinated by, it’s those stages in a person’s life where things are about to change for better or for worse. “N(...)

St Patrick’s Day: spectators at last year’s Dublin parade. Photograph: Paul Faith/AFP/Getty

The forecast may not be great for this year’s St Patrick’s Day, but there are lots of events and other attractions, many indoors, to keep you entertai(...)

A year ago, when the snow hit St Patrick’s weekend, among the cancellations was the Big Day Out, a St Patrick’s Festival perennial on Dublin’s Merrion(...)

Macdara Yeates

We are our stories. To be human is to have a story to tell. This year’s St Patrick’s Festival takes our indigenous love of and facility for storytelli(...)

Stephen James Smith

SATURDAY 24 STEPHEN JAMES SMITH Button Factory Dublin 7.30pm €15 buttonfactory.ie Anyone interested in contemporary spoken-word will know that Steph(...)

Actor and playwright Pat Kinevane: “I’ve always looked up to   Niall Buggy.”
Pat Kinevane: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book?  I’m reading Fear Not, a beautiful book of poetry by the young Dublin poet, Stephen James Smith. I’ve liked him for a cou(...)

Finbar Furey and Imelda May performing sweet sixteen at The Late Late Show in London. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ryan Tubridy promised viewers of the Late Late London Special “a different day in the office,” yet despite the ornate and echoey surrounds of Central (...)

‘This is a gig, but this isn’t a gig’: Ed Sheeran introduces the night to an audience of 400 at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday.

In a green-lit building in the well-to-do end of Camden, the ladies toilet says “Cailíní”, the gents says “Buachaillí”. We’re most certainly in the Lo(...)

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(...)

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