Bob Geldof

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The property has two kitchens, one at hall level and one in the basement

Named after Sir William Stamer, a former lord mayor of Dublin, Stamer Street is home to some of the largest houses in Dublin 8’s Portobello. In 1830 (...)

Dr Cillian De Gascun is a member of Nphet and director of the national virus laboratory. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Dr Cillian de Gascun is a movie buff. The banner picture on his Twitter handle is the billboard advertisement for Amity Island in Jaws, where a graffi(...)

Elton John on stage at the 3arena in Dublin as part of his Farewell Yellow Brick Road tour in June 2019. Photograph: Laura Hutton/The Irish Times

Elton John has said that the UK’s Brexit negotiators “screwed up” a deal for British musicians and the broader music industry, and is calling for the (...)

Mayo’s Matthew Ruane celebrates with Jordan Flynn after the win over Galway in the Connacht SFC Final. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

In November 1984, a collection of minor England pop royalty hit the ski slopes of Saas Fee to make a music video. ‘Last Christmas’ was officially a Wh(...)

The poorest people are found to be significantly more generous than the richest when donations are considered relative to disposable income.

In 1985, the generosity of Irish people was praised when Bob Geldof announced the nation had handed over more money per capita to Live Aid than anywhe(...)

“Pre and post the banning of corporal punishment, we had ‘love your neighbour’ beaten into us.”
In a Word . . . People

Who would have believed it before 2020 that the greatest threat to our health, even existence, is now each other? Yeah, you! Okay, me too. No matter t(...)

Green tea Taoiseach Micheál Martin was sorely disappointed with Nphet but determined to move on in a renewed spirit of working together for the sake of the nation. File photograph: The Irish Times

Their approach to business may have been different but there was no doubt this week that the Taoiseach and Tánaiste were fuming over Sunday night’s le(...)

Director Alan Parker is pictured in Moscow in 2004. File photograph: AP Photo/Misha Japaridze

Sir Alan Parker, who has died at the age of 76, was one among a wave of British directors – Ridley Scott and Adrian Lyne were others – who emerged fro(...)

 George Michael, Bono, Paul McCartney, Freddie Mercury and Bob Geldof during the finale of the Live Aid concert at Wembley Stadium on July 13th, 1985. Photograph:   Georges De Keerle/Getty Images

Monday, July 13th, marks the 35th anniversary of 1985’s Live Aid, which was created as the follow-up to the successful 1984 charity single, Do Th(...)

The  Lord Mayor of Dublin Hazel Chu proposed Dr Tony  Holohan for the honour in recognition of his work in leading the public health response to the coronavirus pandemic and as a representative of all front line workers. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

Chief Medical Officer Tony Holohan is to be awarded the Freedom of the City of Dublin. Newly elected Lord Mayor Hazel Chu proposed Dr Holohan for th(...)

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