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Sinead O’Connor has been awarded €4,700 through the €1.7 million Music Industry Stimulus Package. File photograph: Christie Goodwin/Redferns via Getty Images

Sinead O’Connor, Sharon Shannon and Damien Dempsey are among hundreds of musicians who will receive Government assistance to cope with Covid-19. O’Co(...)

Eleanor McEvoy  said the €50 million which has been given to the live music sector marks an “unprecedented” in attitudes to the unfunded sector.  Photograph : Aidan Crawley

Singer-songwriter Eleanor McEvoy has said she expects musicians and crew to benefit directly from the €50 million allocated to the live music sector i(...)

MEAI has already warned that things are so bad for some in the industry that they are having to sell off their instruments.

A group representing some of Ireland’s best known musicians has posted a video online calling for the Government to restore the pandemic unemployment (...)

Niamh Kavanagh  at a dress rehearsal for the finals of the Eurovision Song Contest in Oslo, Norway, in May 2010. File photograph: Bob Strong/Reuters

In the parallel universe that used to be our former lives, Electric Picnic would have been taking place last weekend. The absence of live music is a(...)

Steve Wall: ‘The people and places and experiences of Clare were a huge part of me becoming a songwriter’. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

The Stunning and The Walls singer reflects on his life and the 2017 car crash that devastated his family “It was a year from hell” for Stev(...)

The remains of broadcaster and journalist Keelin Shanley are removed from  St Paul’s Church, Glenageary following the funeral service. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

Keelin Shanley’s fearless journalism, her curiosity to learn and tell the stories of others, and, most of all, her “wicked” sense of fun were celebrat(...)

Estlin Wall with her parents Amy and Vincent.

A 62-year old west Clare man has pleaded guilty to careless driving causing the death of a three-year-old girl. Senan O’Flaherty of Lower Gowerhass, (...)

Seána Kerslake has a gift for generating empathy from unhinged energy

Lee Cronin certainly lays out his stall in the opening scenes of his debut feature. The drone shots of a car driving through wooded exterior point tow(...)

Dee Forbes:  RTÉ’s  director general received a petition with 11,000 signatures from the Ireland-Palestine Solidarity Campaign  calling on the broadcaster to boycott the event in Israel.

RTÉ has invited songwriters and performers to submit songs for the Eurovision Song Contest despite calls for the event in Israel to be boycotted. Son(...)

Bono  is seen on stage during a 2017 concert  in Berlin, Germany. File photograph: Frank Hoensch/Getty Images

As Bono stood onstage last weekend in Berlin, presumably horrified as he felt his voice go, did the irony of his nickname pass through his mind? “Bono(...)

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