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Beyoncé. Pretax profits at Sony’s Irish subsidiary rose from €312,000 to €1.2 million in the 12 months to March. Photograph: Reuters

The Irish arm of Sony Music, whose artists include AC/DC, Beyoncé, Bruce Springsteen and Christy Moore, reported a huge surge in profits and revenues (...)

Actor and film-maker John Connors: “I used to love watching The Sopranos because I’d sometimes feel like Tony Soprano, with the big belly to rest things on.” Photograph:  Dave Meehan

Favourite play? A while back I saw 100 More Like These with Stephen Jones at the Viking Theatre in Clontarf, which blew me away. He adapted the play (...)

Activists took over Apollo House in December 2016. File photograph: Collins

This day last year a group of about 100 individuals took over the empty Apollo House  in Dublin’s city centre and repurposed it to accommoda(...)

Kristin Hersh: Bound for the NCH. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Friday 21 Damien Dempsey Iveagh Gardens, Dublin, 7pm, €40, ticketmaster.ie Damo has been a significant presence on the Irish music scene for over 20 (...)

Dominique McMullan: On our wedding day I want to be able to focus on my friends and family, and not keep thinking about what my body looks like from every angle. Photograph: Dave Meehan

Once you dip your toe into “bride world” you are bombarded with messages that tell you that you’re not good enough. “There’s always room for bridey im(...)

Dominique McMullan working out at The Vaults personal training gym in Dublin. Photograph: Dave Meehan

I’m nervous when I go in to get my measurements with John Belton. I’ve been training with him for 2½ weeks now, and in that time I’ve done at lea(...)

John Connors in Cardboard Gangsters

“I can’t watch my own films,” says Mark O’Connor. “All I can see are mistakes.” He winces and blushes at the very idea: “Flaws everywhere. Just… no.” (...)

“It has always been a safety rope to pull me out of the bog, music and words,” says Irish musician David Keenan. Hozier, Damien Dempsey and Glen Han(...)

Joan Collins TD speaking with Seán Doyle who was on security duty outside Apollo House, Poolbeg Street, Dublin on Wednesday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Home Sweet Home campaigners are urging homeless people to join them in taking a legal case demanding Minister for Finance Michael Noonan use his powe(...)

Quentin Sheridan stands outside Apollo House, a vacant office block in Dublin city centre which has been occupied by the ‘Home Sweet Home’ group. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA Wire

Quentin Sheridan, originally from Ballymun, Dublin, and homeless “on and off” for 28 years, was moved to start a Facebook campaign in late October. He(...)

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