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The Haunt is settling in to Body & Soul

Festival fatigue is a very real condition. Many of us could probably quite accurately sketch out a map of the Electric Picnic site with a decent amoun(...)

 Bruce Forsyth and Beryl Reid (right), singing ‘Piccadilly,’ on stage at the old Brixton Music Hall.

Bruce Forsyth, who has died aged 89, was associated with some of the most successful shows in television history, from Sunday Night at the London Pall(...)

 Bruce Forsyth  pictured in 2004. Photograph: Dave Hogan/Getty

British TV veteran Bruce Forsyth has died at the age of 89, his manager has said. A statement read: “It is with great sadness that the Forsyth family(...)

Mick Jagger: both he and Jeremy Corbyn are frauds when it comes to Brexit. Photograph: Henry Romero/Reuters

In the days following Theresa May’s triggering of Article 50 last March, Mick Jagger sat down to write a pair of songs that would capture “the anxiety(...)

Nathan Carter is joined by Sharon Shannon in Sligo’s Knocknarea Arena for a recording of his RTÉ One show. Photograph: James Connolly

“Find someone who loves you as much as RTÉ loves Nathan Carter. ” That’s one of the politer social media reactions to our national broadcaster’s Frid(...)

Rosebank house: A central focus of the festival  will be the deeds of various informers, murderers, double-crossers and looters in the West Cork region

The Irish obsession with history is akin to that of Italians for food and the French for love. It is our motivating force, an internal propellant that(...)

Ed Sheeran ’has done wonders for the reputation of boys with red hair and he’s Irish (sort of). What’s not to like?’ Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What has everybody got against Ed Sheeran, the pint sized, partly Irish, properly red-headed, super-successful singer-songwriter and pop star extraord(...)

 Tweets from Sheeran are now limited to tour date posts and automatic updates via Instagram. File photo: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Singer Ed Sheeran has said that online abuse has driven him off Twitter. The Glastonbury headliner still updates his Instagram account, but tweets fr(...)

Ed Sheeran: the Galway Girl writer is Galway bound. Photograph:  Cyril Byrne

Ed Sheeran has announced seven dates in Ireland for his 2018 tour, finishing up in Dublin’s Phoenix Park on 16th and 18th May. He will also play conce(...)

British Labour leader Jeremy Corbyn (68) speaks to the crowd from the Pyramid stage at Glastonbury. Photograph:  Yui Mok/PA Wire

The Guardian once carried a report on the rescue of a couple of transatlantic sailors, aged 64 and 68, beginning as follows: “Most retired people are (...)

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