Munster’s Alan Quinlan wrestles with Leicester’s  Neil Back during the 2002 Heineken Cup final at the  Millennium Stadium in  Cardiff. Photo:  David Rogers/Getty Image

Rugby can sometimes contrive the Hollywood ending. And so it is the next time Neil Back and Peter Stringer line out, they may be chumming up to each (...)

TV3’s Colette Fitzpatrick (right) with students on the ‘Debate Week’ set at the National Film School in the Dún Laoghaire Institute of Art Design and Technology (IADT)

Religion is a power for good in the world. All drugs should be legalised. Men can’t be feminists. And it’s not possible to have a world-class educatio(...)

Villainous matriarch Patricia Hennessy (Cathy Belton) and daughter Claire  (Pandora McCormick) from TV3’s soap opera ‘Red Rock’.

Soap operas are a team game, but when it comes to TV3’s new soap opera Red Rock, a special shout-out must go to the wardrobe person responsible for ca(...)

Finance Minister Michael Noonan: A&E consultant Dr James Gray noticed the condition of exopthalmus (bulging) of the eye when watching a report of Mr Noonan attending another meeting of EU ministers in Brussels. Mr Noonan later underwent surgery. Photograph: Francois Lenoir/Reuters

The Minister for Finance had already sought medical advice for an eye problem by the time a perceptive surgeon spotted the condition on TV. Michael No(...)

Back, away back, when rugby was young in Ireland – circa 2000, say – and the great cloth-brained Irish public needed educating about this new sport, t(...)

TV3 Group director of content Jeff Ford gives a presentation in the Sony HD Studio at the broadcaster’s base in Ballymount, Dublin. Ford is to leave TV3 in April. Photograph: Brian McEvoy.

TV3 Group’s director of content Jeff Ford is leaving the broadcaster to take up the position of general manager at Fox International Channels UK, whic(...)

Martin King and Lucy Kennedy, the presenters of ‘Late Lunch Live’ on TV3. The show will move to an evening slot and be renamed ‘The 7 O’Clock Show’.

TV3 is moving afternoon chat show Late Lunch Live to an evening slot and abandoning a plan to fill the nightly 7.30pm slot with a new magazine show ca(...)

Good Morning Britain presenters (from left) Sean Fletcher, Susanna Reid, Ben Shephard and Charlotte Hawkins:  the decision to buy breakfast television rights had come sooner than expected, but  Good Morning Britain was liked by viewers because it was “brand new and fresh”.  Photograph: Ken McKay/ITV/PA

Its title may be awkwardly un-Irish, but UTV Ireland is adding ITV breakfast show Good Morning Britain to its schedule from Monday, with news updates (...)

Father Ted: Its Christmas special from 1996 was the most-watched programme on RTÉ 2 in December 2014.

RTÉ 2 has taken a few swerves in direction since Father Ted and Father Dougal first got lost in the lingerie department. Back then, the channel was ca(...)

Pat Kenny:  will present a new peak-time series on UTV Ireland

UTV Ireland will take an 8 per cent share of television viewing in the Irish market 2015, according to a forecast by media agency Carat. The Be(...)