If Carlsberg did father’s day presents.
Mon, 19 Jun, 2017
"THERE’S a guy works down the chip shop swears he’s Elvis,” sang the late Kirsty McColl.
Thu, 13 Apr, 2017
Fri, 27 Jan, 2017
Mon, 31 Oct, 2016
Tue, 13 Sep, 2016
Well, there's only so many people that could be.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
While the new Eircode system may have some us flummoxed, Irish posties are able to make do with limited information when delivering letters.
Thu, 25 Aug, 2016
Their motto is “dare to dream”, and, despite the disappointing scoreline, the thousands of Northern Ireland supporters literally danced out of the fan zone in Belfast.
Mon, 13 Jun, 2016
Thu, 07 Jan, 2016
Wed, 07 Oct, 2015
THOUGH Michael Lyster suffered a serious heart attack in June, he is not about to start fretting about his health.
Sat, 05 Sep, 2015
Bob Skillington shows off his Mini Mayfair, something he was able to spend a bit of free time on restoring it to its original glory.
Sat, 08 Aug, 2015
This letter addressed to ’Séan who sings like Neil Diamond’ got delivered
Mon, 20 Jul, 2015
I was home to Cork for a funeral in recent days. It was a profoundly emotional week and I was prompted to write my first ever blog post on the bus up to Dublin. It seems to have resonated with a lot of Corkonians, both living there and living abroad.
Wed, 04 Mar, 2015
Soul’s James Brown is the latest singer to have his life story filmed, in a ‘rags to riches’ genre that began with the first ‘talkie’ in 1927.
Sat, 15 Nov, 2014
Check out our guide to the best TV to watch on this rain-soaked evening.
Thu, 13 Nov, 2014
In the fullness of time it may well emerge that one of the many anticipated negative knock-on effects of the Garth Brooks saga will be a reluctance by headline acts to perform in Croke Park. What appears certain is that a cap on concerts at GAA headquarters in future years will be rigorously enforced.
Fri, 11 Jul, 2014
A holidaymaker ran up a phone bill of over £2,600 (€3,146) after downloading a Neil Diamond album while abroad.
Tue, 15 Apr, 2014
With the death of Hollywood star Mickey Rooney this week,examines the story of Boys Town, the Nebraska home that propelled Irish priest Edward Flanagan to international fame.
Tue, 08 Apr, 2014
I miss the old Lansdowne Road. There, I said it.
Fri, 15 Nov, 2013
Ger Loughnane was right. Last Sunday night he called on one of the rich phrases from his beloved Gaeilge to suitably articulate what had transpired earlier. ‘Lá dar saol a bhí ann.’
Tue, 10 Sep, 2013
After 24 hours of the nation holding its breath, we can finally all breathe a sigh of relief. New Orleans rose Molly Molloy Gambel is delighted to be getting married — and she can see the funny side of her initial live response to the proposal.
Wed, 21 Aug, 2013
Aha! The long-awaited Alan Partridge movie is finally here. And it’s textbook Partridge.
Thu, 08 Aug, 2013
THE voice down the phone from Houston, Texas, is as familiar as a favourite uncle, an easy drawl heard countless times over the airwaves singing any of his multitude of hits.
Tue, 02 Jul, 2013
Neil Diamond is donating some of this week’s sales from Sweet Caroline to Boston Marathon blast victims after the tune became a source of comfort following the bomb attack.
Thu, 25 Apr, 2013
Rock legends Steven Tyler and Mick Fleetwood have convinced a Hawaii Senate committee to approve a bill to protect celebrities from intrusive paparazzi.
Sat, 09 Feb, 2013
Karaoke fans rejected the traditional sentiments of ‘Auld Lang Syne’ on New Year’s Eve and saw in 2013 ‘Gangnam Style’, according to a poll.
Wed, 02 Jan, 2013
Once famous as the location for Wicker Man, Scottish village Wigtown is now known for its book festival, says Carl Dixon
Thu, 18 Oct, 2012
I never expected to be a performer. I can’t dance and have the stage presence of an emotionally abused swan.
Sun, 09 Sep, 2012
The West is very much awake for The Menu as he hightails it off down to Heir Island, West Cork, for Firehouse Bread’s splendid wood-fired oven bread-making course.
Sun, 09 Sep, 2012
Hal David, whose simple, heartfelt lyrics made a perfect fit with Burt Bacharach’s quirky melodies and resulted in dozens of hit songs, including 'Do You Know The Way To San Jose' and 'Raindrops Keep Fallin’ On My Head', has died at 91.
Sun, 02 Sep, 2012
Concert promoters MCD Productions returned to profit last year after recording an 8% increase in the number of concert tickets sold to 1.54m.
Fri, 18 May, 2012
Comedian Frankie Boyle will have shows in Cork and Dublin next December.
Fri, 27 Apr, 2012
No matter how much we love them, there are times when most of us crave the peace and quiet of a child-free environment.
Sat, 14 Apr, 2012
Meryl Streep may have her next film assignment and Neil Diamond thanked the namesake of his famous tune 'Sweet Caroline' as they joined other luminaries from Broadway, jazz and classical music to receive the Kennedy Centre Honours.
Mon, 05 Dec, 2011
Neil Diamond has announced that he is engaged to be married for the third time.
Thu, 08 Sep, 2011
THE opening up of Croke Park by the GAA to soccer and rugby in 2007 was universally hailed as a positive step in helping to bring together the different traditions on this island.
Thu, 01 Sep, 2011