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Martin Keane outside the Oliver St John Gogarty in Temple Bar, probably Dublin’s most profitable – and expensive – pub, with a pint of Heineken costing €8. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Martin Keane, the publican and developer at the centre of the stalled €100 million Iveagh Market regeneration project, radiates the rare auld times. H(...)

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 (...)

Finbar Furey: ‘I knew I’d never be able to play the pipes as well again,’ he says of an injury to his shoulder. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Finbar Furey loves the idea of his music bringing people together. This happened at the World Cup in 1994, he says, when Holland were playing Irela(...)

Ann Sullivan: ‘an almost instinctive artistic flair’. Photograph: Press 22

To those who passed by her charming but inconspicuous antique and collectibles shop on Nicholas Street, Limerick, Ann Sullivan, who has died aged 76, (...)

Constantin Gurdgiev, who is part of the line-up for the Kilkenomics festival, a three-day mash-up of economics and comedy taking place in Kilkenny next month. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So many bubbles are popping up in the Irish economy that it’s in danger of turning into an Aero bar. Another one clearly emerging, which policymakers (...)

‘I’ve been dying for many years. My children are really fed up with it.’ Photograph: Karwai Tang/WireImage

Is it ageist to suggest that Billy Connolly neither looks nor acts like your average 71-year-old? Maybe. But it’s tricky to otherwise convey what a(...)

We’re a city in danger of losing ourselves in an introspective, onanist love-in. Photograph: Alan Betson

As the editor of the “unfortunately titled” Le Cool Dublin – so referenced by Trevor White in his St Patrick’s Day piece for The Irish Times , here(...)

Luke Kelly performing in a London club circa 1964. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns

Luke Kelly died 30 years ago today, aged just 43. His legacy consists of his own achievements, and his influence, which lives on in the intonations of(...)

Tom Monaghan, proprietor of Monaghans Cashmere, Hibernia Way, Dawson St, Dublin. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

When the downturn began in 2009, it was the third time that Monaghans Cashmere faced a recession. The store’s owner, Tom Monaghan, says that there’s (...)

Sounds Irish: The Dubliners in 1966. Photograph: Brian Shuel/Redferns/Getty
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  • October 19, 2013, 01:00

Air The air, or slow air, is a piece of traditional music that is generally not set in a given time signature and is without a regular sense of metre.(...)

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