Ben Forster (right) and Aoibhinn McGinnity (top) with cast members of Elf at the Bord Gais Energy Theatre, Dublin. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire
Review: Elf

Christmas spirit is in short supply: can Buddy the Elf save the day?

Bono: “oops” – how Bono began his apology for the Apple stunt in which U2’s ‘Songs of Innocence’ album was automatically downloaded to iTunes accounts.   Photograph: Danny Lawson/PA Wire

It was the year Bono said ‘oops’, nobody died at Today FM and Insomnia served coffee on ‘tap’

1,357,400 – the average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

Toy Show, Pat Kenny, Rupert Murdoch, Apple, Doctor Who, The Saturday Night Show

Taylor Swift: “I’m not willing to contribute my life’s work to an experiment.”   Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

Taylor Swift, Robert Peston, Reed Hastins, Idina Menzel, Dan Healy, Anne Harris, Baz Ashmawy, Bob Collins

Garth Brooks, Angela Kerins, Luis Suarez

Broadcaster Pat Kenny has said the format of UTV Ireland’s Out With The Old - In With The U was “still in the melting pot”, but that it would feature two essential ingredients: an audience and guests. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Broadcaster says television viewers more open to channel-hopping than radio listeners

The closure of ‘Metro Herald’ will result in the loss of 13 jobs.

Free Dublin newspaper closes with loss of 13 full-time jobs, citing ‘unsustainable’ business model

Planet Business

Odlums ‘flour power’, Tesco ‘kitchen-sinking’, Prince William, Bill Gates and Mike Jeffries

Taoiseach Enda Kenny and UTV Ireland news anchor Alison Comyn at the station’s Dublin studio Photograph: Jason Clarke

Government will discuss ‘issues of day’ on channel, says Kenny

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