Dick O'Riordan

Dick O'Riordan

Budget Travel sales claim angers agents

Budget Travel sales claim angers agents

A row between the country's biggest package tour operator and the Irish Travel Agents Association (ITAA) has escalated, following the firm's move away from using travel agents in favour of internet bookings.

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A series of five lectures on the development of contemporary music begins at the Irish Museum of Modern Art next Thursday.

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Michael Nyman, one of the world's biggest names in film soundtrack music, returns to Ireland this week with a full ensemble to perform his most significant works.

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The knocking down of the Capital Cinema, formerly the La Scala Opera House, in Dublin in 1972 was an act of institutional vandalism that set the scene for the decades-long decline - now happily reversed – of Dublin city centre.

Mozartian magic at the Gaiety

Mozartian magic at the Gaiety

Opera Ireland (OI) opens its nine-day spring season in the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, next Saturday with a lavish production of Mozart's The Magic Flute.

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West Cork Music has worked wonders through the years and its European Quartet Week, which takes place every day this week up to Saturday, is a mouth-watering feast of music.

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West Cork Music has worked wonders through the years and its European Quartet Week, which takes place every day this week up to Saturday, is a mouth-watering feast of music.

Competitive holiday insurance goes online

Competitive holiday insurance goes online

The competitive holiday insurance market in Ireland is hotting up with the arrival of a new online facility.

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Orfeo ed Euridice must have been one of the shortest full-night operas ever produced by Opera Ireland (OI) - a mere hour and a quarter, but its stunning impact will live long in the memory.

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Mother's Day, St Patrick's Day and Easter are nearly upon us, but forget the flowers, the shamrock and the chocolate eggs: think classical.

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Everybody's on the move. Spring tours are in the air.

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There are many traditionalists who would prefer it if contemporary composers stopped messing around and left music in perpetuity to Vivaldi and Verdi, Bach and Beethoven.

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“The reaction of the Irish people to the Beslan tragedy showed once again that the people of the world are not indifferent to the suffering of others,” said Vladimir Rakhmanin, the Russian ambassador to Ireland, following the schoolhouse atrocity tha

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Let's start the new year on a high note - new talent. There has been a steady stream, maybe even a flood, of thrilling youngsters from our music schools and academies, and the efforts of various organisations to nurture and develop it deserve the hig

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Let's start the new year on a high note - new talent. There has been a steady stream, maybe even a flood, of thrilling youngsters from our music schools and academies, and the efforts of various organisations to nurture and develop it deserve the hig