Fairytale of New York: Kirsty MacColl and Shane MacGowan around the time of the song’s release, in 1987. Photograph: Tim Roney/Getty

Once upon a time a band set out to make a Christmas song. Not about snow or sleigh rides or mistletoe or miracles but about lost youth and ruined drea(...)

Mary Victoria Clarke on her wedding day in Denmark as she gets ready to wed Shane MacGowan.

Singer-songwriter Shane MacGowan has married his long-term girlfriend Victoria Mary Clarke. The pair, who have been together for 32 years and engaged(...)

Shane MacGowan at his 60th birthday celebration at the National Concert Hall, in Dublin. Photograph: Tom Honan

Nick Cave, Bono, Sinéad O’Connor, a Sex Pistol and the President of Ireland are at the National Concert Hall for Shane MacGowan’s 60th birthday. I lov(...)

 Shane MacGowan pictured backstage at the National Concert Hall  with President Michael D Higgins, Johnny Depp and Victoria Mary Clarke. Photograph: Mark Stedman

Some of Ireland’s best known politicians, musicians and artists are attending a tribute gala to the former Pogues singer Shane MacGowan who turned 60 (...)

Miriam O’Callaghan: found the unique Shane MacGowan a difficult man to pin down when the former Pogues singer turned up on Sunday With Miriam.

Shane MacGowan isn’t one for dwelling on the past. On the publication of fellow Pogues member James Fearnley’s memoir about life in the band, for inst(...)

Singer Shane MacGowan is helped from the church after the funeral of his mother Therese MacGowan  at Our Lady of Lourdes Church, Silvermines Co Tipperary. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Musician Shane MacGowan’s mother had encouraged “ a fierce sense of individuality” in her children, the funeral Mass of Therese MacGowan was told on S(...)

Singer Shane MacGowan with his mother Therese in 2003. Photograph: ShowBizIreland.com/Getty Images

Singer-songwriter Shane MacGowan has thanked people for the “kind words and condolences” received in the wake of his mother’s death. Therese MacGowan(...)

Shane MacGowan of The Pogues performs on stage at British Summer Time Festival at Hyde Park in 2014. Photograph:  Tristan Fewings/Getty Images

Shane MacGowan, 57-year-old lead singer of the Pogues, is recovering from a broken pelvis after a fall. The incident was revealed by the his pa(...)