They’re with the band: stars of ‘Eipic’,  Fionn Foley, Cian O’Baoill, Fionnuala Gygax, Roisin Ni Cheilleachair and Daire O’Muiri. Photograph: Bryan Brophy

When the final appraisal of 1916-related TV programmes is done, Eipic (TG4, Thursday) will surely be the most lateral. In the drama, set in a fictiona(...)

Members of the  Save Roscommon campaign.

On a map, the 30 sq km of Roscommon that is being proposed as an addition to Westmeath looks like a square wedge marked off by one of those colonial l(...)

The myth of all-nighters: Never, ever try to pull a study all-nighter – they never work. Photograph: Thinkstock

1 Snog anyone you think might end up famous The most important thing you will leave university with is stories not scrolls. If you meet anyone you (...)

Fond farewell: Don Draper’s final act in Mad Men

In a year when there has been so much top-class TV, picking my 10 best programmes is tricky. Like an avid reader with a pile of books by the bed, I ha(...)

Former Roscommon star Karol Mannion courageously spoke out this summer about the serious after-effects of his two experiences of concussion on the GAA playing fields.  ©INPHO/James Crombie

Roscommon’s favourite son Chris O’Dowd has just hit the big screen as the star of a major new film The Program about disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong(...)

Glorious migrants: Chris O’Dowd and Nick  Murphy. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Chris O’Dowd and Nick Murphy are glorious migrants. Both have recently relocated, with their families, to Los Angeles. Both are aware that the plan(...)

Minister for Finance Michael Noonan and Minister for Public Expenditure and Reform Brendan Howlin  before the budget announcement yesterday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Ireland: the best small country in the world in which to leak budgets. They don’t do suspense in this Government. No spoiler alerts necessary with Mic(...)

Aoife McLysaght: “I would have loved to have had the college experience of living away from home”

The rest of your life beckons, and the next few years of it may be spent in college. Third-level education can be a defining stage of your life and(...)

Ben Foster as disgraced cyclist Lance Armstrong in The Program.

Lance Armstrong’s meteoric rise and catastrophic fall has already been covered in two well-received documentaries, from Alex Holmes and Alex Gibney, b(...)

Singer Miley Cyrus tweeted in response to the same-sex marriage referendum result: ‘Fuck yeah Ireland!’ Photograph: George Pimentel/Getty Images

Celebrities around the world were quick to voice their support for people of Ireland voting to legalise same-sex marriage. The State has become the fi(...)