Startlingly hairy: storyteller Eddie Lenihan with Simon Reeve

Potatoes, prayers and fairies all features in ‘Ireland with Simon Reeve’ – we expect comely maidens in part two

Take me to this River: Nicola Walker and Stellan Skarsgard in the most intriguing crime drama on TV this year

Review: ‘River’, ‘Liveline: Callback’, ‘True North: Will’s Kitchen’

An old-school landlord who divided up an end-of-terrace Ranelagh redbrick into multiple units in the early 1990s has restored it a(...)

London Spy: Ben Whishaw is determined to discover the truth

Review: ‘London Spy’, ‘The Joy’, ‘Ballyfin’, ‘Downton Abbey’

The trailer for ‘Rebellion’ screened at the launch of RTÉ’s Easter Rising commemoration programming revealed an authentic-looking class period drama.

Four-part in-house series ‘Ireland’s Rising’ begins commemoration programming

Daniel Craig, who plays  James Bond in ‘Spectre’, a masterclass in product placement. Photograph: Tobias Schwarz/AFP/Getty Images

Cork Film Festival masterclass to show filmmakers how to emulate Bond franchise

Marketer of the Year for 2015 Tom Keogh:  a ‘farmeter’

Grower has created ‘Keogh’s – Grown with Love in Ireland’ brand from household staple

Brand strategist Peter Economides: ‘Our customer is a reluctant customer. It’s not like when you buy an iPhone 6 you wave it in the air.’ Photograph: Colm Mahady/Fennells

Affidea replaces Euromedic brand in 14 European countries, including six Irish clinics

George Hook: his guests  on Newstalk’s The Right Hook were 94 per cent male.   Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The ‘Hearing Women’s Voices?’ report found male voices dominate on commercial radio

This compact house on Clyde Lane overlooking Herbert Park makes the most of a small space to create a comfortable and stylish hom(...)

Charming guff: Nigella Lawson, back on BBC Two. Photograph: Gary Moyes

Review: ‘Designing Ireland’, ‘The Secret Life of Four-Year-Olds’, ‘Simply Nigella’

Ellington is one of five detached homes to be built on one of Dublin’s priciest roads

A bargain? With pool and sauna – down from 2008 price of €12.5m

Student union: things liven up when pupils have their say in A Different Class Student union: things liven up when pupils have their say in ‘A Different Class’

Review: ‘A Different Class’, ‘Clean Break’, ‘The Muppets’, ‘Makers’

1 Cremore Park, known as ‘the manse’

Two Alexander Strain-built homes have come on the market in Glasnevin - one with unusual features while the other is more typical (...)

Spook show: Stellan Skarsgård as a London copper who can’t get the dead out of his head in the BBC’s River

Television: ‘River’, ‘Unforgotten’, ‘Death of a Son: The Killing of Michael Dwyer’, ‘Maia Dunphy’s Truth About Breaking London’

Claire Danes: mesmerisingly good in the fifth season of ‘Homeland’

Review: ‘Homeland’, ‘From Darkness’, ‘Hidden Impact: Rugby and Concussion’

This semi-detached house next door to the French ambassador’s residence has been extended and improved

Clean Break: Aidan McArdle, Kelly Thornton and Adam Fergus

Review: ‘Clean Break’; ‘The Ray D’Arcy Show’; ‘Dark Side of the Greens’

Servant class: Phyllis Logan and Lesley Nicol display some comic spark in the final series of Downtown Abbey

‘Downton Abbey’, ‘Reality Bites: Born Addicted’, ‘Tonight with Vincent Browne’

Spacious detached three-bedroom house on a third of an acre in quiet cul-de-sac

Three-storey mid-terrace Victorian with walled south facing garden for €2 million

Terraced redbrick Victorian property with four bedrooms

The Gamechangers: Ian Keir Attard as Dan Houser, Joe Dempsie as Jamie King, and Daniel Radcliffe as Sam Houser

Review: ‘The Gamechangers’; ‘An Inspector Calls’; ‘Countdown to Life: The Extraordinary Making of You’; ‘Scannal’

Returning this delightful house on the Grand Canal back to use as a family home looks straightforward – planning permission has al(...)

Reflections on a marriage: Suranne Jones and Bertie Carvel in Doctor Foster

Review: ‘Doctor Foster’, ‘Lady Chatterley’s Lover’, ‘An Klondike’

The campaign most recalled unprompted from January to June 2015 was Coca-Cola’s ‘Kiss’ campaign, at 73 per cent.

Drinks manufacturer spends €2.8 million in sector in first half of 2015

RTÉ2’s ‘Reality Bites’ series includes 2FM DJ Louise McSharry’s ‘F*** Cancer’, which follows her as she prepares to marry her fiancé Gordon Spierin while battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

Strand grows to 18 one-hour films covering diverse range of subjects

‘Irish Times’ journalist Kathy Sheridan, presenter of The Women’s Podcast. Photograph: Sara Freund

Weekly podcast to cover topics of interest and relevance to women’s lives

“All this – and RTÉ says there are 93 new action-points in the Meáin Ghaeilge RTÉ, Action Plan 2015-2019 plan – does rather give the impression that every week will be Seachtain na Gaeilge out at Montrose.” File photograph: Gareth Chaney/Collins

The national broadcaster plans to ‘normalise’ Irish within programming

Drop and give me 20, grunt: Irish Defence Forces trainees at the Curragh boot camp, in Recruits

Review: ‘Recruits’, ‘Garda Down Under’, ‘The Genius of George Boole’; ‘University Challenge’

Lilly Higgins: taking over from Biddy White Lennon on The Great Irish Bake Off.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Food writer Lilly Higgins joins judging panel for The Great Irish Bake Off

Family home has four bedrooms, a formal reception room, a study and an open-plan living space at the back

On a long, busy street lined with different styles and sizes of house, this roomy 1930s property has many features typical of its (...)

The subject tells the story:  the American writer Robert Drake in Where I Am, on RTÉ, about the 1999 attack, in his adopted home of Sligo, that left him with brain injuries

Review: ‘Where I Am’, ‘Horizon: OCD – A Monster in My Mind’, ‘The Late Review’

Song and dance: Dáithí Ó Sé, pink tutu over his tuxedo, with the Kentucky rose. Photograph: Domnick Walsh/

Review: ‘The Rose of Tralee International Festival 2015’, ‘Show me a Hero’, ‘The Scandalous Lady W’

Review: ‘The Gleneagle’ is every bit as dull and colourless as its fly-on-the-wall predecessor ‘The Shelbourne’

The man behind the counter: Paul Gartlan, the publican star of the RTÉ documentary The Irish Pub

Review: ‘The Irish Pub’, ‘Inside the Ku Klux Klan’, ‘The Sound Barrier’

Emily Watson in A Song for Jenny: her performance is intense and unaffected, a vanity-free snot-crying tour de force

Review: ‘A Song for Jenny’, ‘Fake or Fortune’, ‘Coronation Street’

Knowledgeable and animated: The Independents’ Pat Leahy

Review: ‘The Independents’, ‘The Big House Reborn’, ‘Child Genius’

Sky’s campaign uses a still from the US drama ‘The Affair’, a reminder that the broadcaster’s unique selling proposition is the Sky Atlantic channel.

Broadcaster sees long-term growth potential in 250,000-strong Irish apartment market

The Institute of Creative Advertising and Design’s Upstarts programme offers participants an intensive six-week in-agency mentoring programme with an exhibition of their work at the end as part of Design Week 2015

Upstarts offers participants an intensive six-week in-agency mentoring programme

‘I’d like to buy the world a treat that doesn’t cause disease’: a still from the Centre for Science in the Public Interest video.

Famous 1971 advertisement reworked to highlight the dangers of sugary drinks

Rotho’s ‘A Shred of Decency’ campaign involved making confetti from ‘negative and dishonest’ leaflets distributed by some sections of the No side.

Rotho’s ‘A Shred of Decency’ campaign for Daintree wins bronze at Cannes festival

‘The pre-launch advertising campaign shouted about the station having Ant & Dec and Mr Selfridge – fine, except we already had them.’ Photograph: David Venni

Company blames ‘volatility’ on ‘difficulty of predicting audiences for a start-up’

Journalist Brendan O’Connor to take over morning light entertainment slot for July

A hit with the ladies: the late Tony Ryan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Review: ‘Ryan: A Legacy’, ‘Black Work’, ‘The Bank: A Matter of Life and Debt’, ‘True Detective’

First of five homes in Manorglen’s Temple Road scheme: four bedroom house for €2.2m

Nutgrove is a large, seven-bedroom 1930s house with period features for €3.75 million

There can’t be many people who haven’t checked out online reviews before buying something pricey or booking a hotel

UK watchdog investigates companies that may have paid for web reviews

TV3 rugby panelist and former Ireland captain Keith Wood. The station has secured the rights to the Rugby World Cup. Photograph: Matt Browne/Sportsfile

Broadcaster ‘going big on food’ gives first taste of autumn schedule

Eightytwenty created false profiles for its Tinder campaign to highlight the issue of sex trafficking.

Eightytwenty wins not-for-profit award and bronze at Warc Prize for Social Strategy

Ulster Bank’s new television advertisement, devised in Dublin by Oglivy, is first its since 2011.

Ad made in Dublin by Ogilvy is part of €1.8m marketing push

Javelin wins contract to inform renters their rights in eight languages

Mesmerising: Gemma Chan as Anita, with Pixie Davies as Sophie, in Humans

Review: ‘Humans’, ‘The Secret World of Lego’ ‘A Legacy: Brian Lenihan’, ‘Dara Ó Briain Meets Stephen Hawking’

Dublin 4 house is part of a terrace built in 1990s by Harry Crosbie

Lords & Ladles: Catherine Fulvio, Paul Flynn and Derry Clarke

Review: ‘Lords & Ladles’, ‘Escape to the Wild’, ‘Whiskey Business’, ‘Stonemouth’

When the current owners bought this five-bedroom house built by Alexander Strain in 1918, it came with permission for apartments(...)

The site and location are the main attractions for this property

Refurbished three-bed in Clonliffe Gardens is in walk-in condition for €395,000

Dementiaville turns out to be, not exactly uplifting – who could spin that one? – but undeniably positive. We’re living longer, and with that medical miracle comes the medical mystery that is dementia.

Easier than ‘Dementiaville’ is ‘The Syndicate’, a drama about a group of ordinary Joes who win the lottery

1940s four-bedroom property with large open-plan area overlooking the back garden

This Dartry home has undergone two major renovations in the past 40 years and comes on the market asking €1.395m

Identikit: Nicola, Dylan, Sean, George, India, Jade . . . or is that Jade, India?

Review: ‘Exiles’, ‘Vogue Does...Straight As’, ‘Modern Times: The Secret Life of Cleaners’

This five-bedroom house with good-size private garden has been extended out and up

Four-bedroom semi-detached property on Gilford Park for €1.25 million

Good karma: Don Draper (Jon Hamm) finally gets real in the finale of Mad Men

Review: ‘Mad Men’, ‘Jonathan Strange & Mr Norrell’, ‘Grayson Perry’s Dream House’

Large redbrick in Dublin 6 built to a high specification

This elegant redbrick has a large modern extension but retains its period charm

High asking price for Palmerston Park bungalow reflects desirability of area

The men in the square box: Pat Kenny and Mickey Harte in the Mansion House set for ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’

Television review: Pat Kenny in the Round, Claire Byrne Live and The Affair

Modest 1950s one-storey transformed into three-level home with long back garden

Hillside, a protected Victorian on almost an acre, sold for €6.6 million in 2006 and is back on the market for €2.5 million

Lothlorien on Military Road has six bedrooms and four reception rooms

McDreamy’s final moments:  Patrick Dempsey as Dr Derek  Shepherd in Grey’s Anatomy

Review: ‘Grey’s Anatomy’, ‘The Good Wife’, ‘No Offence’ and ‘The C Word’

A recent extension and long south-facing back garden will likely prove the two biggest selling points for this double-fronted prop(...)

This 19th-century cottage in Blackrock has been transformed by its owners – and ‘Room to Improve’’s Dermot Bannon

Moles in MI5: Tom Hughes as Joe Lambe in the BBC spy drama The Game

Review: ‘The Game’, ‘The Verminators’ and ‘Empire’

This five-bedroom house, with outdoor swimming pool and substantial garden, has been enhanced by the addition of a three-bedro(...)

Hollywood House has been completely renovated and stands on lovely grounds

More Instagram followers than Tiger Woods: Tess Holliday, the size-24 model who features in Plus Sized Wars

Review: ‘Plus Sized Wars’, ‘Inside Harley Street’, ‘Home of the Year’

Four-bedroom family home comes with a self-contained one-bedroom apartment

Wild Ireland: Christine Bleakley – at Rossnowlagh, in Co Donegal – is enthusiastic but not gushing

Review: ‘Wild Ireland’, ‘Islanders’ and ‘Ireland’s Paramedics’ all bring new insights to time-worn formulas

The owners of this five-bed Edwardian redbrick semi-detached in St Kevin’s Park, Dublin 6, have put a lot of work into redecoratin(...)

Dublin 14 home on cul-de-sac for €1.3m has large garden and plenty of potential

Five-bedroom detached house has been upgraded over the years to create a bright space for entertaining with a knockout wraparound(...)

Period flair: Elisabeth Moss as Peggy and Christina Hendricks as Joan in the seventh season of Mad Men

Review: ‘Mad Men’, ‘Code of a Killer’ and ‘Vera’

Five-bedroom semi-detached house in Dublin 4 for €2.95 million

You can’t have a drama called The Ark without some expectation of enormous volumes of water sloshing around at some point.

Reviews: The Ark is hardly any fun at all; BBC Four covers 500 fascinating years of dentistry with hammers and tongs; and Irish sp(...)

This 1920s house on Vernon Grove was gutted, the layout changed and an extension built at the rear to transform it into a modern h(...)

Splutter-your-tea-across-the-room hilarious: John Colleary and Barry Murphy in Irish Pictorial Weekly

Review: ‘Irish Pictorial Weekly’, ‘Louis Theroux: Not Guilty By Reason of Insanity’, ‘Great Irish Journeys With Martha Kearney’

This three-bedroom home in Dublin 8 is on the market for €850,000

Elegant, well-maintained four-bedroom property in Dublin 9 for €875,000

This 1950s double-fronted house has four bedrooms and beautifully maintained gardens

Raised By Wolves: Caroline Moran, Alexa Davies as Aretha, Helen Monks as Germaine and Caitlin Moran

Review: ‘Raised By Wolves’, ‘ Pope Francis: The Sinner’, ‘American Crime’, ‘Republic of Telly’

Five-bedroom semi-detached redbrick in Rathmines asking €1.595 million

New block of luxury apartments on the sea road in Clontarf, with prices from €295,000 to €600,000

Photogenic: Heida Reed as Elizabeth and Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in the BBC’s gorgeous new version

Review: ‘Poldark’; ‘Cumann na mBan: Mná na Réabhlóide’; ‘The Consumer Show’; and ‘Spicing Up Britain: How Eating Out Went Exotic’ (...)

Because of its Ballsbridge location, this property could appeal to buyers interested in its commercial potential

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