From left, chairman of Dublin Samaritans David Hughes, volunteer Erna O’Connor, director Brendan Gallagher, volunteer Hilda Robinson, and executive director Catherine Brogan. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A man once rang Brendan Gallagher and told him he was on his way to take his own life. “He had picked a spot,” says Gallagher. “This was the ea(...)

‘It’s very challenging trying to keep this historical house standing up with a roof on it,’ Lord Waterford pictured at Curraghmore House, Co  Waterford. Photograph: Patrick Browne

‘It was a pain changing the bank cards,” says Lord Waterford, 9th Marquis of Waterford. He’s telling me about becoming Lord Waterford back in February(...)

Thomas “my eyes are up here” Magnum: a private detective with a dress code to make your eyes water

Criminal Minds (RTE2, Sunday) is about tedious cops who use superpsychology and a private jet to solve horrific serial murders. The squad is made u(...)

At the YouTube Irish Creators Day in Google’s Dublin headquarters were, from left, YouTubers Melanie Murphy, David Nagle and Seán Mclaughlin, and YouTube partner manager Marco Danesi. Photograph: Dave Meehan 2:04

‘Video is killing the internet,” says 17-year-old YouTube creator Eoin Corbett. He means “killing” in the sense of “doing very well on”. And he sho(...)

Mentors: Denise O’Carroll, Paul Knox and Fiona Ni Mhairtin with pupils from Castaheany Educate Together National School. Photograph: Alan Betson 4:00

Paul O’Hara, founder of the nonprofit company ChangeX, wants your help. He wants 100 people to launch 100 community projects over the next 100 days(...)

In 3e’s Nadia - Chasing the Dream (3e, Friday), top Irish model, I’m a Celebrity Get me Out of Here contestant and wannabe pop-star Nadia Forde cha(...)

Numb: Diary of a War Correspondent. Published by Liberties Press. Ghostwritten by Louis La Roc, pseudonym for former Fermoy solicitor Colin Carroll.

The “memoir” of a British war correspondent who purportedly committed rape, murder and other crimes before dying last year was initially written sever(...)

Fasten your seatbelt: Colin Carroll, the former solicitor who uses the pseudonym Louis La Roc, also tried a career as a sumo wrestler

Recently on The John Murray Show, on RTÉ Radio 1, a man named Louis La Roc told the story of a well-known but anonymised war correspondent, “Alan Buck(...)

A protest in Dublin against water charges late last year. Zoe Williams is impressed by new, popular left-wing movements across Europe, including the anti-water charges and debt-cancellation campaigns in Ireland. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Anadolu Agency/Getty Images

Zoe Williams thinks you should love paying tax. The Guardian writer and author of Get it Together, a polemic on how politics is failing us, thinks (...)

Lena Headey as Cersei  in Game of Thrones: The new series starts with a teenage Cersei going to see a young crone who sucks her fingers and predicts her future in a sexy way

Tee hee! Come thee hither weary traveller. Welcome to a world of fantasee and magick! Fol-de-dee, etc . . . Face it, Game of Thrones fans, you’re w(...)