Pat Kenny hosted five episodes of the television show for UTV earlier this year. Photograph: Maxwells

UTV Ireland has confirmed Pat Kenny’s talk show In the Round has been axed – but the channel said it is looking forward to working on new projects wit(...)

Drop and give me 20, grunt: Irish Defence Forces trainees at the Curragh boot camp, in Recruits

You come into work one day and your boss puts his face in yours and roars, “You look like a f***ing bag of shite.” Do you a) tell him to f**k off, he’(...)

Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell is the latest celebrity contestant revealed to be taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. Photograph: Getty

Irish singer Daniel O’Donnell is the latest celebrity contestant revealed to be taking part in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing. The 53-year-old croo(...)

Craving a wee holiday before our actual holiday (six days to go, not that I’m counting) we hightailed it to Portadown for the weekend. This particu(...)

A YouTube screen grab of Val Doonican during the Val Doonican Show on BBC in 1983

The Waterford-born singer Val Doonican has died aged 88. His penchant for individually styled casual pullovers, middle-of-the-road crooning and a gent(...)

One online campaign during the Same-sex Marriage Referendum in Ireland build-up was the #hometovote phenomenon, which had huge purchase with emigrants. In its own way, this imaginative innovation was the perfect illustration of the way in which the Yes campaign had captured public imagination and popular support. Photograph: Chris Ratcliffe/Bloomberg

This has been the moment where the social media phenomenon has come into its own in an Irish electoral contest. Platforms such as Facebook, Twitter, W(...)

Belle Horgan (7 months) from Dublin at the RDS. Photograph: Cyril Byrne 1:16

The counting is continuing, but the smiles of all those who voted Yes are widening. The chests of Yes campaigners are being pushed out; the tears and (...)

Evidence suggests that, for the first time in an Irish poll, social media channels such as Facebook, Twitter and YouTube have been as influential in the referendum campaign as traditional media.   Photograph:  Dado Ruvic/Reuters

Social media has played a significant role in shaping the debate and mobilising voters in the same-sex marriage referendum, according to preliminary (...)

Hundreds of students gather outside the Hole in the Wall pub in Galway city for the annual ’Donegal Tuesday’ event. Photograph: C2 Security

Hundreds of students queued outside a Galway city pub on Tuesday morning ahead of an annual Donegal themed event. Donegal Tuesday, held on the second (...)

Michael O’Brien: ‘We decided to create a new literature for Irish children that didn’t exist. The area was dominated by the British, to the extent that they were reinventing Irish culture with very corny Oirish things, while Irish writers, in order to get published, were becoming Anglophile.’ Photograph: Fergal Phillips

It’s a publishing house that has pushed boundaries and set new standards in the Irish book world for 40 years, but O’Brien Press was founded in sur(...)