Fifty years ago this weekend, the Catholic bishop of Clonfert, Dr Thomas Ryan, became remarkably agitated about an item on RTÉ’s Late Late Show that f(...)

Terry Wogan during his final breakfast show on BBC Radio 2. Photograph: BBC

Among the many stories written about Terry Wogan after his death last weekend, one popular vignette seemed particularly telling. When the UK radio r(...)

If the food had been served on a larger plate there is also a good chance that she would have eaten more of it.

Leaving food on the plate. Is that a female thing? At a lunch a few months I noticed that a lady at our table had been served a fillet steak. Altho(...)

Sir Terry Wogan in the BBC studio in central London during his final breakfast show on Radio 2 on December 18th, 2009. Photograph: BBC Handout/PA

Terry Wogan, who has died at the age of 77, was an Irishman who became one of Britain’s best loved broadcasters. His genial, self-deprecating manner(...)

Terry Wogan taking part in a charity recording of a Children in Need album.

Fellow broadcasters remembered Terry Wogan as an outstanding professional and as a man with a “quirky”, even sometimes surreal, sense of humour. Ga(...)

Gay Byrne’s interview with Stephen Fry on “The Meaning of Life” notched up 6.6 million views

The marriage equality referendum, the Late Late Toy Show and Gay Byrne’s interview with Stephen Fry were among the biggest drivers of traffic to RTÉ’s(...)

Burt Budin: the New Yorker of Russian stock was a producer-director who helped set up  Telefís Éireann

Burton Budin, universally known as Burt, who has died aged 86, was a producer-director who helped set up Ireland’s national TV channel. Telefís Éire(...)

Miley (Mick Lally) and Biddy Byrne (Mary McEvoy) in Glenroe, which was axed by RTÉ in 2001.

While he began his television career with the Dublin-set Tolka Row, it’s for his two long-running rural dramas, The Riordans and Glenroe, that Wesley (...)

Caitlyn Jenner as she appeared on the cover of Vanity Fair magazine. Photograph: Annie Leibovitz/Vanity Fair/Handout via Reuters

Ghastly, ghastly last year is over. Let’s cheer ourselves up by saying goodbye to 10 moments of high baloney from the previous 12 months. It’s the fi(...)

Old Moore erroneously predicted pregnancies for many celebrities this year. Photograph: Thinkstock

Old Moore, aka Theophilus Moore, is an ancient, apparently deathless soothsayer who has, since 1764, predicted the news headlines in Old Moore’s Alma(...)