Kicking off last year’s Kilkenny Tradfest: Dervish, Dónal Lunny, Sharon Shannon, Phil Coulter and more are in town for this year’s festival. Photograph: Evelyn McNamara

You didn’t get a float ready in time; you’ve had your fill of vintage cars and floral tractors; green doesn’t suit you or crowds don’t agree with y(...)

Comedy stalwart: Lena Dunham (second  right) with Allison Williams, Zosia Mamet and Jemima Kirke from her series Girls. Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

"This is going to be another of those ‘are women funny?’ pieces, isn’t it?” That’s the first thing everyone I called for this article wanted to kno(...)

Kevin McAleer: managed to do his stand-up set in the Irish language

Some 25,000 people travelled to Kilkenny for the bank holiday weekend, ensuring that the revamped Cat Laughs comedy festival was able to put up the “S(...)

Kevin McAleer will take part in the Cat Laughs festival this weekend.

Bloom - Dublin - all weekendIreland’s largest gardening, food and family event takes place in Dublin’s Phoenix Park and has already proved to be a cro(...)

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