Niall Gaffney, Phillipa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connelly and Shane Langan in ‘The Walshes’. Photograph: Allan Staley

It’s only the recent past, but television in Ireland was a different proposition in 2007. Netflix was something to which people in metropolitan Americ(...)

A view of the Famine sculpture in Dublin which marks the national disaster that was the Great Hunger. Photograph:  Frank Miller/The Irish Times

Protesters are to picket the London headquarters of Channel 4 on Saturday in a demonstration against plans to create a sitcom based on the Irish potat(...)

 If you’ve (somehow) missed out on all those OITNB premiere parties, now is the time to get queuing

In the olden days, you had to leave your seat every three hours to change the DVD. Now, only the demands of bladder and nutrition need force you up(...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in Moone Boy

Old friends Chris O’Dowd and Nick Vincent Murphy have written a book as a prequel to their popular TV series Moone Boy. The book, The Blunder Years(...)

 Dylan Moran.  Photograph:  Getty Images

Gordon Deegan One of the stars of the movie Calvary , and veteran on the stand-up circ(...)

One Direction’s Niall Horan (2nd right) meets Queen Elizabeth of Britain at a reception for the Irish community at Buckingham Palace, London. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Three years ago, a photograph of a Cork fishmonger, Pat O’Connell and Queen Elizabeth II, both beaming with laughter, became the image of her S(...)

Modern family: Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly and Shane Langan in ‘The Walshes’

Restaurant reviewers have a rule that they don’t barrel in, fork and sharp knife at the ready, on opening night – it’s only fair to let the pla(...)

British actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, who starred in the hit TV series Only Fools and Horses has died aged 69. Photograph: Chris Jackson/Getty Images

Roger Lloyd-Pack, who played Trigger in Only Fools And Horses, has died aged 69, his agent said.Lloyd-Pack was born into an acting family in north Lon(...)

The Commute

The idea that the internet was going to be a breeding ground for making television has been around for years. Now that we have all the tools, the argu(...)

Released in 1972,  ‘Transformer’ featured Reed’s most successful pop songs, ‘Walk on the Wild Side’, ‘Perfect Day’ and ‘Satellite of Love’.

Velvet Underground Formed in 1964 and largely commercially ignored, they have been long regarded as one of the most important and influential groups o(...)