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(...)

Class act: from left, standing: Elysha Maken Finlay, Robert Crossen, Frank Kelly, Robert Kinsella, Kate Molloy; from left, sitting: Frank Crossen, Niamh Bracken, Jack Wogan and Molly McNally

Noms de plume have been used by authors as long as books have been around, but a debut novel from one DA O’Connor does more than hide a single literar(...)

 Clare Barrett brings a comic actor’s flair as Moll in the John B Keane comedy. Photograph:  Tom Lawlor
Review: Moll

Moll Gaiety Theatre, Dublin***It’s easy to understand why the Gaiety Theatre is ready to commit to the massively popular work of John B Keane, produci(...)

Ronnie Masterson, who has died aged 87, was one of the best-known stage actor of her generation in Ireland from the 1940s to the 1970s, who the(...)

At the launch of the Gaiety Theatre annual John B Keane season were Mary McEvoy and Frank Kelly, who will appear in Moll from May 29th. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Promoters MCD have bought the rights to seven of John B Keane’s plays to show them as part of a season over the coming years. Moll, starring Mary McEv(...)

Staff and customers watch Taoiseach Enda Kenny’s State of the Nation speech on television in a Dublin pub. Photograph: Dave Meehan

And for your Sunday night delectation, we have a reading from the letter of Enda to the Austeritarians… The Taoiseach had a simple message for these d(...)

Fr John Heffernan blesses the ashes of actor Milo O’Shea as they are interred at a special ceremony for family and friends at Deansgrange Cemetery in Dublin yesterday. O’Shea died in New York last week. In attendance were his widow, actor Kitty Sullivan O’Shea (centre in brown coat), sons Colm (far right) and Steven (left with grey scarf) and other friends and family members. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien

Milo O’Shea’s ashes have been interred in Dublin following a simple prayer ceremony attended by some 50 of his closest family and friends. (...)