Alison Curtis: taking the helm in Ray D’Arcy’s old slot on Today FM

Review: Canadian finds her voice in RTÉ defector’s old slot, while Pat Kenny loses his cool in a fractious confrontation

Jon Kenny as Mr Hardcastle and Caroline Morahan as Miss Hardcastle

David Pearse steals the show amid a cast playing to the gallery with diverting, shameless slapstick

Jonathan Corrie who was found dead in a hallway near the gates of Leinster House

Review: TDs steered clear of tragic case of homeless man. Sean O’Rourke and Joe Duffy brought humanity

Photograph: Ste Murray
Review: Fused

This intriguing and irreverent show brings point and click action on to the stage. Game over or next level?

Swansong: Clive James’s appearance on The Book Show, on RTÉ, provided the radio moment of the week. Photograph: Hazel Thompson/New York Times

Review: Newstalk’s Breakfast presenter mixes wit and insight to win listeners, but even he cannot lift the lethargy as a guest on (...)

Photograph: Fergal Phillips

A man full of seemingly contradictory elements, the gritty, noirish writer says his new novel is a historical romance

Star of the show: Afternoon Tea

Review: Jelly stars might seem far removed from the Irish Water debacle. But they’re linked

Sean Megraw (right), with brother Kieran  and sister Deirdre Carnegie,  during an earlier  visit to the  bog in Oristown, Co Meath, where the body of their  brother Brendan was discovered. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The cruel plight of the families of disappeared, from an era of carnage that also poisoned sport

Michael O’Brien: ‘We decided to create a new literature for Irish children that didn’t exist. The area was dominated by the British, to the extent that they were reinventing Irish culture with very corny Oirish things, while Irish writers, in order to get published, were becoming Anglophile.’ Photograph: Fergal Phillips

The O’Brien Press is 40. In that time, its founder has broken a lot of ground, from true crime to children’s books

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