Freyne goes Downton

Patrick Freyne anticipates the new series of Downton Abbey which starts on Sunday

Paul Howard at home in Avoca, Co Wicklow, with his basset hound Humphrey. Photograph: Eric Luke

Journalist, author and Ross O’Carroll Kelly creator Paul Howard talks about his new book, his columns and his sense of humour

Paul Howard in 2012, preparing for the opening of Anglo the Musical. Photograph: Frank Miller

Ahead of the launch of his new Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book, Keeping up with the Kalashnikovs, Paul Howard tells Patrick Freyne about(...)

Aerial picture of the Electric Picnic taken by drone on Saturday. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

Fancy dress is mainstream, toddlers are a must-have accessory. It’s Electric Picnic 2014

Introducing Steve, the Irish Times flying robot camera

Electric Picnic: tailored entertainment. Reuters/Cathal McNaughton

Enlightening encounters in Stradbally

 A different kind of blue: Festival-goers getting into the swing of things during day one of the Electirc Picnic Festival in Stradbally Co.Laoise. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons / THE IRISH TIMES

Patrick Freyne on a festival filled with mud, music, madness ... and a bleeping Deprogramming Machine

235: Wahey! Shaun, an Englishman who’s in Temple Bar to celebrate his 40th birthday, with 10 of his friends. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

It’s different things to different people: party zone, bohemian quarter, workplace and home to 2000 people. We spend a day and (...)

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