The most extraordinary thing about any Holocaust survivors I’ve met, in Israel or elsewhere, is how well-adjusted they seem. As a society, we’ve come to accept that every unpleasant experience in childhood leaves its mark, and can scar or mar an indi
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You wouldn’t meet Sultan Hamengkubuwono X of Yogyakarta strolling down Earlsfort Terrace in Dublin too often, but I can tell you he’s a very popular man indeed in that boulevard’s great music establishment, the National Concert Hall.
One of the best traditional music events on the festival calendar, The Gathering returns to Killarney, Co Kerry, this year from February 18 to 22. Concerts, ceilís, instrument and singing masterclasses, set dances, sean nós workshops and free music s
John Michael McDonagh must be permitting himself a wry smile this week. The director of Calvary and The Guard found himself in trouble last year when he slated the patchy quality of Irish films in a heavily publicised interview. The Irish media lands