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It’s World Cucumber Day today – and just to show we’ve really lost the run of ourselves, you can look forward to Take Your Plant For A Walk Day next month

When Van Morrison once sang that there’d be days like this he probably didn’t mean there’d actually be days like this, days like cucumber day. But it(...)

I couldn’t keep my sticky, six-year-old fingers off it. I think I loved Sgt Pepper’s Lonely Hearts Club Band from the moment I became aware of it. The(...)

Brendan Murray performs  “Dying to Try” at a dress rehearsal for the Eurovision Song Contest’s second semi-final  in Kiev, Ukraine, on Thursday. Photograph: Gleb Garanich/Reuters

On Thursday night, 20-year-old silver-throated boyband veteran Brendan Murray will glide across a cloud-filled stage on a hot-air balloon, while singi(...)

Talos aka Eoin French: “I’m a fan of beautifully made things, I love the idea of people spending time crafting things”

Architects deal in straight lines, but it’s the twists and turns which one of their clan has taken on his musical career which are far more interestin(...)

Mount Alverno, Monte Alverno, Sorrento Road, Dalkey

Killiney Hill has long been home to a host of very fine sites with sea views, and it’s not for nothing that vast sums are regularly exchanged for prop(...)

 Van Morrison with members of The Monarchs at Hollywood Yacht Club  on March 25th 2017, where he played with the band after a break of 54 years.

Few of those who turned up to last weekend’s charity gig at the Holywood Yacht Club outside Belfast expected to witness a piece of rock’n’roll history(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

Geoff Travis at his Rough Trade Shop in London, circa 1977. Photograph: estate of Keith Morris/Redferns/Getty Images

Geoff Travis signed the Smiths and the Strokes, but the founder of Rough Trade Records is also completely over the moon about his latest acquisition: (...)

Jazz musician Hugh Buckley (r) has appealed for anyone with information on his missing Gibson L4 guitar to contact Mountjoy Garda station. Photograph: Hugh Buckley

A Facebook appeal for a guitar that was stolen from a car in Dublin on Tuesday night has gone viral, after fans and musical colleagues took to social (...)

    All Black Dane Coles: “I take a lot of pride in my line-out throwing. As a hooker, you’ve got to nail your own set pieces.”  Photograph: Martin Hunter/Getty

Dane Coles’ ball skills are such that, as Joe Schmidt has noted, were the All Blacks hooker to have a “1” in front of the “2” emblazoned on the back o(...)

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