The film business has its own eccentricities. Domhnall Gleeson and I are at the Soho Hotel in central London to discuss (among many other things) his (...)

30 years ago today: A report in The Irish Times on Monday, January 6th, 1986, marks the death of Irish rock star Phil Lynott. Photograph: The Irish Times

Phil Lynott, singer and bassist of Irish rock band Thin Lizzy, died 30 years ago on Monday. Lynott was born in England in 1949 and moved to Dublin t(...)

Deputy First Minister Martin McGuinness and First Minister Peter Robinson: together they “oversaw the devolution of policing and justice powers”. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Northern Ireland’s outgoing First Minister Peter Robinson has been shortlisted for this year’s Tipperary International Peace Award. The citation hail(...)

Phil Lynott performing on stage in 1976. Photograph: Evening Standard/Getty Images

Leighlin, Clonmacnoise, Ferns, Kells, Bangor, Lismore, Clogher. The centre of the corporation estate of Crumlin was started in the year of the Euchari(...)

Conor McGregor  in The Fighting Irish: Reality Bites (Thursday, RTÉ Two, 10pm). Photograph: RTE

Gerry Adams: War, Peace and Politics (Monday, TV3, 10pm) Gerry Adams is a complex and controversial figure in Irish life, in the thick of the politic(...)

Pat Kenny’s coolly inquiring manner is a welcome reminder of his past career as a current affairs reporter. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Having broadcast a blow-by-blow account of his experience of commuting by bike some months back, Pat Kenny again outlines his chosen modes of transpo(...)

Bob Geldof: “Part of me half-expected Peaches, the way she was carrying on. There is nothing you can do about it.  She is the one who is with me every second of the day, she is the one who bangs into my consciousness at any moment. That is incomprehensible to me still.” File  photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Bob Geldof has spoken of his experience of grief over the loss of his mother when he was a child, his former wife Paula Yates and his daughte(...)

Musician Bob Geldof. A documentary by Geldof  on WB Yeats  forms part of RTÉ’s line-up for the 1916 Rising centenary. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

RTÉ has announced details of a series of programmes and events to mark the centenary of the 1916 Rising next year. It said the aim of RTÉ 1916 was to (...)

Dr Kristina Johnson: “I had this crazy idea of an all-in-one system on an electric car which has solar panels on the roof and its own charging station.” Photograph: Larry Busacca/Getty

Former US energy under-secretary Dr Kristina Johnson doesn’t carry a crystal ball around in her bag, but she wouldn’t have been the least bit surprise(...)

The garage band – it’s a phrase that captures the intense, home-grown yearning of young aspiring musicians who want to be recognised by the 1980s musi(...)