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Since the tragic death of their bandmate Lisa “Left Eye” Lopes in 2002 and the subsequent release of their album 3D, Tionne “T-Boz” Watkins and Rozond(...)

It is true that in one sense, these feel like very hopeful times. I mean, I’ve never felt less alone in my will to resist

If anyone can “kick ass and take names”, as a line in the press release for her latest album reads – or “call people on their bullsh*t”, as someone el(...)

Senator Catherine Noone.  File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Fine Gael Senator Catherine Noone has been elected chairwoman of the Oireachtas abortion committee, which met for the first time on Wednesday in priva(...)

In her prime: a youthful Whitney Houston on stage  in June 1988. Photograph: RDA/Getty Images

On February 11th, 2012, as musical royalty descended on Los Angeles for the Grammys, Whitney Houston checked in to the Beverly Hilton hotel with an en(...)

 People Before Profit  TD Brid Smith. Photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

A ruling that Oireachtas groupings should not be allowed to rotate members on the abortion committee has been objected to in the Dáil by People Before(...)

 Hildegarde Naughton will be one of four Fine Gael TDs on the Oireachtas abortion committee. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Fine Gael TDs Hildegarde Naughton and Peter Fitzpatrick will take the final two slots on the 21-person Oireachtas abortion committee. Fine Gael and F(...)

Mega star: Jinx Lennon. “I felt I was becoming a caricature or a big cartoon, like how Donald Trump is a cartoon, and there was a bit of stupidity in that.”

You take the road to Dundalk with Jinx Lennon’s two new albums for company blaring loud and bright. There are different licks to Magic Bullets of Madn(...)

Meet the kids with soul and funk galore. Like the label’s previous Homeschooled release, this new compilation focuses on the music 70s schoolgoing en(...)

 James Brown, son James Brown II and wife Tommy Ray Brown,  at a  gala dinner at the Sheraton Hotel April 6th, 2006 in New York City. Photograph: Arnaldo Magnani/Getty Images

In an age when everything happens live in front of our eyes, we think we know all there is to know about our cast of public figures. Social media and(...)

Roots Manuva: “I never really thought I would get past the Watford Gap.” Photograph: Shamil Tanna

Back when Rodney Smith was starting out as Roots Manuva, the long road was not on his map. He was just ducking and weaving, hustling and hunting, try(...)

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