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.

What was a modest, six-part documentary strand last year has, in RTÉ2’s new autumn schedule, grown to 18 one-hour films from subjects ranging from wei(...)

Vogue Williams and Angela Scanlon during an announcement of a new season of programmes on RTÉ Two at RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The 1916 centenary looms large for many Irish media groups, but how does a television channel aimed at 15-34-year-olds approach the topic? By commissi(...)

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(...)

‘Clothes can have a profound effect, not only on how you see yourself but on how others see you too.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Clothing is a divisive issue. To some it’s pure function; covering the body and preventing any potential Emperor’s New Clothes scenario. But to oth(...)

Connected, which has won RTÉ2 legions of female fans

In October of last year, Bill Malone was half a year into the job of channel controller of RTÉ2. At the time, Malone spoke at a mile a minute in hi(...)

Blazingly dull: The Great Fire

Given the popularity of period dramas, it’s not surprising that someone has got around to telling the story of the obviously dramatic great fire of(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

Carol Kennelly from Tralee, Co Kerry, shows her excitement on being named Best Dressed Lady at Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

The Dublin Horse Show is a delight for the senses.The ripple of applause around the showing ring when a popular horse is beckoned to come forward for (...)

Lisa Crosbie from Wexford at Ladies Day at the Dublin Horse Show  in Ballsbridge, today. Photograph: Eric Luke / The Irish Times

It is day two at the Dublin Horse Show and today is all about the style stakes. Hundreds of women began queuing at 11.30am to register for the Blossom(...)

Clockwise from main: Marina & the Diamonds sporting Natalie B Coleman designs; Turkish-born designer Umit Kutluk; Dublin styling powerhouse Grace Moore

Angela Scanlon. Her documentary Oi Ginger is top of the RTÉ Player charts at time of writing, and her own star is in the ascendant – she has been prof(...)