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“And with a swing of her hips...” Chris de Burgh serenades Tubridy and the nation on The Late Late Show. Screengrab: RTE

Last week, someone left both Chris de Burgh and a guitar on the couch... then came God and the Devil on a haunted train

Home place:  Patrick Freyne with his sister Maria at their home in Douglas, Cork, in 1979. Photograph: family collection

We left the real capital when I was six, so for years I used to be from Cork. Then I discovered that I’m always from the city

And the nominees for weirdest category are (clockwise from top left): Benedict Cumberbatch, Steve Carell, Meryl Streep and Optimus Prime

Cup of hotdog water? Check. Cruel jibes to aim at actors who are wearing their clothes all wrong? Check. Existential angst for the(...)

Whoever came up with this programme is basically an evil genius, writes Patrick Freyne

Taking New York, from left: Gagan, Sophie, James, Sumner, Danny and Georgina

In the hope of finding sweet telly glory, watching hunks frolic is the price we must be willing to pay

Blogger Pippa O’Connor at the Irish premier of Fifty Shades of Grey. Photograph: Aidan Crawley/The Irish Times

‘It’s soft porn. There was chick-lit and Mills and Boon but ladies maybe require a bit more now’

Sr Mai Pender: God is the “most beautiful, lovely, kind man”. Photograph: Alan Betson

For Stephen Fry, God is ‘monstrous’ and ‘a maniac’. But what do people in Ireland think? We asked some of them

Josie Long: ‘Stand-up does feel a lot more pluralistic and interesting now’. Photograph: Giles Smith

She is known for political comedy, but in her new show she opens up about family and her broken heart

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