‘I had always assumed only Fine Gael politicians bought their suits in Brown Thomas.’  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

I had a lot on my mind walking down Grafton Street on Wednesday. I was on my way to the Irish Times office to take part in a political podcast discuss(...)

Frank Kelly: “he had stories coming out of his ears. It was always incredibly entertaining to be with him.”

Frank Kelly, who has died aged 77, was a wonderfully versatile comic talent who became best known for his portrait of the alcoholic Father Jack Hacket(...)

Final journey: Funeral of Frank Kelly, the actor who became best known for his role as Fr Jack Hackett in Fatherr Ted, taking place in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frank Kelly, the actor best known for playing a filthy alcoholic priest in a cult television series that lampooned the Catholic Church mercilessly, wa(...)

Some of Frank Kelly’s memorable radio sketches on The Glen Abbey Radio Show were phone calls from gombeen culchie Gobnait O’Lúnasa. Photograph: Finbar O’Rourke/Collins Dublin

1. Hall’s Pictorial Weekly: The long-running satirical TV programme (RTÉ, 1971- 1982) created by Frank Hall, featured a newsroom set in the fictitio(...)

Frank Kelly was a versatile, talented and inventive actor.  Photograph: Joe St Ledger

Frank Kelly the comedy and straight actor, writer, satirist, recording artist and gentleman, has been loved by several generations of Irish people. He(...)

Actor Frank Kelly and his wife Bairbre. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimmons/The Irish Times

Actor Frank Kelly, best known as Father Jack from the television show Father Ted, has died aged 77. His death falls on the 18th anniversary of fellow (...)

Walls Construction completed €50 million worth of private hospital work for the Mater and Blackrock in Dublin

PJ Walls has spun off its profitable building business from its indebted holding company in a €10 million-plus deal partially backed by some of its s(...)

Walls Construction managing director Eugene O’Shea said the company was working on a number of flagship projects currently

Irish construction firm Walls has been acquired by a new holding company controlled by the existing management team and private investors, managing di(...)

One pint of beer counts as two standard drinks, and there are almost eight standard drinks in a bottle of wine.

When offered alcohol, Say ‘When’ Sooner is the message from the Irish Heart Foundation for Heart Month in September.The consequences of drinking 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(...)