Two quintessentially Dublin-centric festivals collide over the coming week. The Dublin One City, One Book festival will this year use film, music a(...)

At the Irish Film Board  announcement of its schedule and priorities for 2015 were (from left) actor Sarah Greene, actor Tara Lee, James Hickey, chief executive of the Irish Film Board, and actor and screenwriter Amy Huberman. Photograph: Mark Stedman/Photocall Ireland

A tale of love and music in the Dublin inner-city of the 1980s, a literary adaptation about 1950s emigration from rural Ireland, and the contemporary(...)

Bill O’Herlihy:  hung up his microphone as RTÉ’s main sports presenter in the summer. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Bill O’Herlihy, the gentleman of the Irish public relations scene, appears to be tying up a few more loose ends. Billo hung up his microphone as RTÉ’s(...)

‘The panel weren’t far wrong, just a point off, although as Cyril noted: “If Hawk-Eye wasn’t there, Tipp would be All- Ireland champions.”’

Only one thing matched yesterday’s All-Ireland hurling final in the entertainment stakes: the reaction of English folk on the Twitter machine who were(...)

We’ll Leave It There So – broadcasting legend Bill O’Herlihy – with the panel of John Giles, Eamon Dunphy and Liam Brady – ahead of the World Cup Final as he prepared for his final broadcast for for RTÉ Television. Photo: Steve Langan/Inpho

You know, Kleenex should have sponsored RTÉ’s World Cup final coverage, divil a dry eye in the homes of the nation. Ciao Billo. And Brazil.(...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Day 20 and Bill O’Herlihy warned us that “it’ll be messy after the break”, so you assumed Kenny and Richie were on punditry duty again. But it was act(...)

Day 14 and it was all Luis and Lionel, their fortunes in the last 24 hours somewhat contrasting, the Vampire and the Virtuoso, kind of.It was a toss-u(...)

Eamon Dunphy apologised for swearing live on air during the World Cup analysis on RTÉ. Photograph: Dave Meehan/The Irish Times

Soccer pundit Eamon Dunphy has apologised for his expletive-laden outburst on RTÉ Television last night, but said it could have been worse. His use of(...)

George Hook: “There would have been no Free State and ultimately no Republic without Collins. Collins did it, not de Valera, was who was hiding out in America.”   Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Broadcaster and rugby pundit George Hook has been chosen to deliver this year’s address at the annual Michael Collins commemoration at Béal na Blát(...)

Mario Balotelli celebrates scoring the  second goal against England. Photograph:Christopher Lee/Getty Images

This World Cup is a bit good. To the point where you can’t even resist sharing the company of the Ivory Coast and Japan at 2am and beyond, Tony O’Dono(...)