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Lisa Hannigan will   renew her colloboration with European instrumental collective stargaze in an Other Voices event linking Germany and Ireland. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill/The Irish Times

Ireland and Germany will bridge the pandemic gulf with culture on Friday evening, with a unique concert linking the edge of Europe with its centre. T(...)

Irish ambassador to Spain Síle Maguire and the Mayor of Valladolid Oscar Puente at the dig site.  Photograph: Francisco Javier de las Heras

Archaeologists in Valladolid in Spain attempting to identify the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell are examining 16 skeletons they have found in the place(...)

Site of the dig. Photograph: City of Valladolid

On many occasions Vincent O’Donnell, a retired primary school teacher from outside Donegal town, has led family members on a melancholy pilgrimage to (...)

Skull found at the entrance of the chapel.

Spanish archaeologists searching for the remains of Red Hugh O’Donnell have discovered two coffins, a skull and a complete body at the site they belie(...)

Philip King: ‘We’ve arrived at a place where Irish music is being accepted’
Philip King: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book One is a music book: It Gets Me Home, This Curving Track by Ian Penman, one of the first music writers. The title itself is all(...)

 President Michael D Higgins and Sabina Higgins in Würzburg on the third day of an official state visit to Germany. Photograph:  Maxwell

This weekend the German city of Würzburg comes to a joyous standstill, celebrating its Catholic heritage, the Cavan man they have to thank for it – an(...)

President Michael D Higgins at the University of Leipzig during a state visit to Germany: also attended a concert in Berlin’s Kreuzberg area. Photograph: Peter Endig

Aoife Ní Bhriain began her week in a massive copper beer cauldron in Bavaria: a recording session, she insists, not a drinking session. On Thursday e(...)

‘National reputation’: Richard III, staged by Druid, whose director, Garry Hynes, pointed out the arts’ contribution to Ireland’s standing

Arts funding should be restored to boom-era levels to compensate for the sector’s lack of resources, a new Oireachtas report suggests. The Arts Matte(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

Other Voices returns, with plenty of Irish acts including the hotly tipped David Keenan. Photograph: Other Voices

The long-running live music series Other Voices returns to RTÉ 2 on Thursday with a host of performances and interviews recorded in Dingle, Ballina, E(...)

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