Cheering for Ireland: Charlie Chawke. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

So often the site of unseemly quarrels and heated feuds, Irish pubs again find themselves at the centre of trouble, although this time the bother d(...)

National Union of Journalists Irish secretary Séamus Dooley has written to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland to say a recent decision to uphold a complaint against RTÉ Radio One’s Mooney Show following a discussion on civil partnership was “inimical to the public interest”.

The National Union of Journalists (NUJ) has written to the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland (BAI) to say a recent decision to uphold a complaint agai(...)

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

An allegation of bias against The Mooney Show on the issue of same sex marriage has been upheld by the broadcasting watchdog. The Broadcasting Authori(...)

World Cup Supporters’ Club: John Murray

We are, one might have noticed, in the midst of a mania that grips otherwise sensible individuals once every four years, when sound judgment is rep(...)

Hedgehog: we should encourage the millipede predator. Illustration: Michael Viney

A deep unease can be stirred in the Irish psyche by a novel and inordinate assembly of invertebrates. The swarming of bees is acceptable, because this(...)

Manager: Luis Fernando Suarez Best finish: Group stages (1982, 2010) World Cup record: P 9, W 0, D 3, L 6 History Quite a debut in (...)

Philip Boucher-Hayes: his air of patrician forbearance sounds close to breaking point at times

Tuesday afternoon, four days after the polls have closed, and Philip Boucher-Hayes, in common with much of the country, is struggling to disguise his (...)

Irish Roots

Working as a television presenter can seriously loosen your grip on reality. That much was clear from the moment I started work on The Genealogy Roads(...)

Raw material: for all that Derek Mooney  laces his patter with coy references and saucy asides, he has never seemed one for the wilfully explicit

Just as an “adult bookshop” oddly contains more picture books than any children’s library, so a warning that a programme is of “a strictly adult natur(...)

Easygoing: Marty Morrissey celebrates with Clare hurlers Conor Ryan and Colin Ryan at September’s All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA has produced many unlikely heroes, seemingly ordinary men who have unexpectedly captured the public imagination through their feats in the spo(...)