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Adele: the only artist to win Grammys for album, record and song of the year twice. Photograph: Lucy Nicholson/Reuters

Adele swept the 59th annual Grammy Awards for her album 25, an enormous hit around the world, in a night that shut out Beyoncé from the major awards a(...)

Prince  was a blast when he was on form:  Last year claimed three other  magnificent communicators with the deaths David Bowie  Leonard Cohen and George Michael. Photograph: Kevork Djansezian/Getty

One of the side effects of the grim reaper’s run in 2016 was how it presented an opportunity to rummage through back issues and reread old interviews(...)

“I feel better than I ever really have and I’m trying to make it sound good, not only to myself but to other people,” says singer Martha Wainwright ab(...)

Bono shows his appreciation to the Croke Park crowd during U2's 360 Tour performance in July 2009. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Sometimes, as Sean Spicer is finding out in the White House, it’s the simple questions which are the hardest to answer. For music fans, and especiall(...)

Conor McKeon (centre) performing his tribute to David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen

Connor McKeon may be better known for playing at weddings than wakes but the Irish singer’s tribute song to David Bowie, Prince and Leonard Cohen has(...)

‘Homelessness should be treated as an emergency and more Nama-owned vacant properties occupied.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

On this New Year’s Eve, it is time to be ambitious, frank and irreverent, so here is my list of 50 things I think we need in Ireland in 2017. 1 A big(...)

How could Leonard Cohen be expected to sing Hallelujah one more time in a world now so sucked dry of joy in this past and passing year
In a word . . . Truth

“Dear brethren, we are gathered here today to say goodbye to an old and dear friend, and to 2016. The death of this year is not of itself an occasion (...)

Image of celebrities that have died in 2016. Photograph: Chris Barker/Twitter

An image created by an artist as a tribute to the high number of celebrities that have died in 2016 has gone viral on social media. British graphic d(...)

A winter scene in the Phoenix Park, Dublin,  as visitors and deer meet  – but 14 degrees early on a December morning? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A late sunrise slides up from behind a cloudbank over Dublin’s spires and office blocks and sets the few remaining golden leaves on the silver birche(...)

Google’s Year in Search reveals what the Irish were thinking about in 2016

Know their search history and you will know a nation’s people. Google’s Year in Search reveals what the Irish were thinking about in 2016. We joined t(...)

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