No-go zone: Ronan Keating with Laura Michelle Kelly  in Goddess

Come and have a go if you think you’re hard enough, Michael Bay. Despite last week’s glitzy Dublin premiere . . . despite the presence of two Irish ac(...)

An entertainment phenomenon dismisses the critics as his film eats up the box-office. “They love to hate and I don’t care; let them hate. They’re sti(...)

Laughing all the way to the bank: Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie, starring Brendan O’Carroll  and his wife Jennifer Gibney,  gtossed over €1 million at the Irish box office over the weekend. Photograph: Artur Widak/PA Wire

It may not have been a hit among the critics but there was no stopping Mrs Brown over the weekend, as D’Movie written by Brendan O’Carroll took in €5.(...)

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How can you tell for certain that you’ve arrived? Well, if you get to be interviewed within an exhibition dedicated to your most famous creation, t(...)

The camera flies majestically towards Dublin, the credits announce a “fillum by Ben Kellett” and we get another chance to ponder one of the age’s more(...)

Brendan O’Carroll at the world premiere of Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie at the Savoy Cinema, O’Connell Street, Dublin,  last night. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins

Brendan O’Carroll believes Father Ted awoke the British to Irish comedy and tellingly, it was the first thing he said when asked to account for the h(...)

The Love Punch

The Love Punch is a kind of grey-pound comedy, which is a little insulting for st(...)

It seems we are a very severely divided nation. This should not come as any enormous surprise. Each week we read of red-faced property developers eati(...)

The Commitments at the Palace Theatre in London’s West End. Photograph: Johan Persson

Killian Donnelly, who plays the lead in the musical of Roddy Doyle’s The Commitments, is settling into life in the Palace Theatre on Shaftesbury Avenu(...)

Brendan O’Carroll and Jennifer Gibney with the award for best Comedy at the 2014 National Television Awards at the O2 Arena in London last night.  Photograph: PA

Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs Brown’s Boys won the award for best comedy at last night’s National Television Awards in London. The Dublin comedian thanked t(...)