Wingman: Gerry Adams’s apology was backed up by Martin McGuinness. Photograph: Peter Muhly/AFP/Getty

What was your favourite apology of the week? There were so many that it’s hard to choose only one. Was it John Delaney eventually saying sorry? Maybe (...)

There but never in the way: Ryan Tubridy with some of the children appearing on the RTÉ Christmas special

The Late Late Toy Show returns this week. Boo to this annual tradition, said the Irish Times television critic in 1975. That year was “particularly ch(...)

iTuning out: from U2’s Apple tie-in ad for The Miracle (of Joey Ramone)

Two people, one a writer, the other a musician. Two statements, the first made in a moment of triumph, the second in one of contrition. Richard Flanag(...)

Waiter, waiter: how much service is truly shocking? Photograph: Betsie Van der Meer/Stone Sub/Getty

Look, we all know how these things work. You’ve put a restaurant or hotel guide together and need to make a bit of a splash, so there’s no point just (...)

Photograph: Rui Santos/Getty

Irishmen did not used to be ripped. They could be brawny. They could be teak. They could be hardened by labour, toughened by the fields, made steely b(...)

Three’s a crowd: Paul O’Connell, Rob Kearney and Tommy Bowe in Ireland’s new rugby kit. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/INPHO

They revealed the new Ireland rugby jersey this week. Out is the man-bra scaffolding of the previous iteration; in is a little bitty collar. It was ha(...)

Name game: elephant calves Kavi and Ashoka at Dublin Zoo. Photograph: Eric Luke

Bears do it. Bees do it. It has been known for some time that even educated fleas do it. Yet the media is continually amazed at the propensity for zoo(...)

AdBlock: wipes sites so clean that it leaves white rectangles where you know an ad should be – like someone cutting holes in a newspaper before you picked it up. Photograph: Scott Griessel/Getty

If you’re reading this in the good old-fashioned newspaper, you do so safe in the knowledge that no advert is going to suddenly burst from these wo(...)

What’s going on?: we’re still no wiser how the centenary of the Rising will be marked. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

We’re getting so close to the 1916 centenary you can almost smell the enormous argument approaching. One of the enormous arguments, at least. So far w(...)

Photograph: Daniel Acker/Bloomberg

When Maja Dabkowska slipped between a Luas tram and a platform on Tuesday morning it was about as much drama as anyone would expect or want in a week.(...)