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Pat Kenny: the Newstalk presenter has sounded more engaged on air since the pandemic kicked in. Photograph: Frank Miller

Pat Kenny is a smart man, but he asks some silly questions. “Are you suffering from crisis fatigue?” he inquires of listeners to Monday’s Pat Kenny Sh(...)

Wham’s Last Christmas video: my template for what successful adulthood looked like when I was a child

This week I have undertaken a critical analysis of some of my favourite Christmas songs. Last Christmas by Wham Wham’s Last Christmas video was (...)

Barry, Robin and Maurice Gibb of The Bee Gees

Maybe it was the notorious moment in 1997 when, after a barrage of jokey insults from Clive Anderson, the Bee Gees walked out of his chatshow in (...)

A homecoming: Orla Tinsley. Photograph: Laura Hutton

After six years living in New York City, where she had a double lung transplant, Orla Tinsley moved back to Ireland in August. she reflects on the (...)

Paul McCartney’s new album will be released on December 11th. File photograph: Sophia Juliane Lydolph/EPA

Paul McCartney is to release a new album made entirely alone during lockdown. McCartney III, comes out on December 11th and will become the third in (...)

John Lennon and Yoko Ono on bed at St. Moritz Hotel, NYC. 1972. Photograph: Bob Gruen

Bob Gruen doesn’t just know where the bodies are – he took photos of them before they were buried. Now in his mid-70s, Gruen’s career as a rock music (...)

Even before the Government set about borrowing billions to cover an unforeseen €30 billion budget deficit brought on by Covid-19 spending, gross debt stood at 233 per cent of annual revenues. Photograph: iStock

Deutsche Bank investment strategist Jim Reid likes to ease clients into the day by peppering his early daily market musings with updates on his wife, (...)

‘The incoming government will have to become more comfortable in how it engages with business.’

The biggest mistake that businesses and government could make during this pandemic is to be cautious. This is a time to be brave, to settle quickly on(...)

 Bob Dylan performing at Hyde Park,  London in July last year. File photo:  Dave J Hogan/Getty Images

A few years ago, sitting beneath shade trees in Saratoga Springs, New York, I had a two-hour discussion with Bob Dylan that touched on Malcolm X, the (...)

There is no denying that a sense of the preposterous drifts around Bono like dry ice. But the interesting question is: so what? Photograph: Chad Batka/New York Times

BONO TURNS 60 on Sunday. MAYBE IT’S TIME TO ASK WHAT IT IS THAT HAS MADE HIM THE MOST FAMOUS IRISHMAN OF THE PAST CENTURY After he had become a (...)

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