Ryan time: an excited Ryan Tubridy thinks it will be “impossible” to surpass the success of last year’s show. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins .

Perennial favourite strikes right note with Chitty Chitty Bang Bang musical theme

Kevin Myers acknowledged the transformation in attitudes towards the first World War in Ireland has been ‘extraordinary’ in recent years. File Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Author praises ‘extraordinary’ change in Irish attitudes towards remembrance

 About 11 per cent of Irish three-year-olds watch more than three hours of television a day. Photographer: Dara MacDónaill/The Irish Times

Watching for more than three hours leads to ‘emotional and behavioural’ problems

The Growing Up in Ireland survey indicates that “children are not necessarily aware of a parent’s financial stress, but they do pick up if parents are struggling”. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

Study of almost 20,000 children reveals extent of social and emotional problems

Hozier and the Kaiser Chiefs will support the Foo Fighters at Slane next May. Photograph: Getty

Tickets for May 30th gig go on sale from next Monday and cost €79.50

A screengrab from the Migrants Rights Centre Ireland (MRCI)

Migrants Rights Centre estimates there are up to 26,000 undocumented living in Ireland

Minister for Communications Alex White: “We will cover the whole map. That’s our intention.” Photograph: Alan Betson

Minister for Communications says Government anxious to avoid another Irish Water by doing it right

Delays in implementing broadband strategy compared to ‘draining the Shannon’

Every home and business in the country will have high-speed broadband by the end of the decade, the Government has promised.

Issue of rural internet access likened to ‘draining the Shannon’ as successive pledges fail

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