Panti Bliss, aka Rory O’Neill, with Anne Doyle at the launch of Panti’s memoir Woman in the Making. Photgraph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Rory O’Neill, the entertainer and gay rights activist better known as Panti Bliss, said his newly published memoir was a reflection of a changing Irel(...)

“Irish women say they’re ‘Grand’ about a million times a day”.Comedian Tara Flynn has taken this as the starting point for her new book: You’re Grand (...)

Ill-judged narration: Blathnaid Ni Chofaigh

It was a time when, to coin a phrase, we all partied. The capital was notorious for its conspicuous consumption, with money pumped into showpiece p(...)

Robert Finnegan: wants to keep all Three and O2 sponsorships

Robert Finnegan, chief executive of the newly-merged Three-O2 mobile phone business, was at the Bord Gáis theatre for a staff meeting last Thursday wi(...)

Mary Fitzpatrick: “I think it will be a very important election for Fianna Fáil and for the people of Dublin.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Expectation is building in Fianna Fáil circles that Dublin councillor Mary Fitzpatrick will seek the party’s nomination to contest the European electi(...)

Hidden history: Emma Thompson  and Victoria Coren Mitchell in ‘The Secret Life of Mary Poppins’, which looks at a little-known episode in the life of PL Travers

A documentary on the complicated and colourful life of a quintessential English writer is probably the last place you’d expect to hear a story of a gr(...)

So, how many of you vowed never to watch sport on telly again after the All Greens had victory pilfered from them at the death in Lansdowne last week,(...)

If the flat cap fits:  Michael Healy Rae, who featured in At Home with the Healy Raes. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Two programmes featuring the Healy-Raes in as many months? There must be a notion that the south Kerry political family, or Brand Healy-Rae as they’re(...)

Anne Doyle and her partner Dan McGrattan at a  funeral last year. Ms Doyle retired from RTÉ almost two years ago. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

Former newscaster Anne Doyle has spurned an approach from Fianna Fáil to contest the European elections next year. Ms Doyle, who retired from RTÉ almo(...)

Anne Doyle: ‘I’ve had streaks of depression. I know what it is, and it’s a bitch. It can be crippling.’ Photograph: David Cantwell. Styled by Grace Moore

Anne Doyle arrives for our interview at precisely the arranged time, down to the second. When your job as a newsreader obliged you to live by the cloc(...)