Deceptively amiable: Cormac Ó hEadhra

Cormac Ó hEadhra brings shock jock chutzpah to RTÉ’s panel show, while ‘Liveline’ shows the budget hasn’t ended people’s pain

Kathleen Chada outside Dublin Central Criminal Court this week after her husband was jailed for murdering their sons. Photograph: Collins Courts

Review: Heartbreaking moments as mother recalls her ‘bright, gorgeous, happy boys’

Review: Spring Awakening

Frank Wedekind’s 1981 drama gets a subtle upgrade in this enthusiastic DYT production

Rough magic: Benjamin Verdonck

An actor’s pottering around a ramshackle stage may not be dramatic but it becomes quietly hypnotic

Review: Spinning

Deirdre Kinahan captures the claustrophobia of small town society and family life in a play that transcends its bleak premise

Cheering for Ireland: Charlie Chawke. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Review: The publican’s staff preferences rile the 2FM presenter, as Pat Kenny has a telling chat with Fine Gael’s humbled Seanad c(...)

Lisa Dwyer Hogg and Sam O’Mahony. Photograph: Pat Redmond
Review: The Mariner

Hugo Hamilton’s nuanced first World War drama looks at the family fallout after the return of an injured sailor

Heavy lifting: Mark Ryan and John Kennedy of the HSA stand at the National Ploughing Championships. Photograph: Alan Betson

Review: While Sean O’Rourke, on RTÉ, and Pat Kenny, on Newstalk, get stuck in at the National Ploughing Championships, ‘Breakfast (...)

Clean living: former AIB trader John Rusnak in one of the laundries he now runs in Baltimore

Review: A banker’s remorse makes for rare radio when John Rusnak appears on the RTÉ presenter’s show. On Newstalk, George Hook mak(...)

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