A run of ‘Riverdance’ performances opens the ‘Live at the Marquee’ series. File photograph: Matt Kavanagh/The Irish Times

The local economy in Cork city is set to receive a cash boost of in the region of €30 million as thousands attend the “Live at the Marquee” series of (...)

According to reports, BBC protocols for what will happen in the aftermath of the Queen’s death include a suspension of all comedy programmes across all BBC channels until after the funeral, apparently pencilled in for 12 days after her passing. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

In times of national mourning, you’ve got to laugh, unless you’re watching the BBC and Queen Elizabeth has just died, which she hasn’t. But when she d(...)

The men in the square box: Pat Kenny and Mickey Harte in the Mansion House set for ‘Pat Kenny in the Round’

Graham Norton signed off on his BBC chat show last week saying George Clooney is soon to be a guest. He’s not just showing off (well, maybe a little),(...)

Georgina Campbell photographed iwth her Bafta award  for her portrayal of a victim of domestic violence in Murdered by my Boyfriend. Photograph:   Stuart C. Wilson/Getty Images

Sherlock might have won a gong but Benedict Cumberbatch again missed out on a television Bafta for his much-loved portrayal of the master detective.In(...)

Brotherhood of Man, one of the acts appearing at the Eurovision 60th anniversary concert, give the world ‘Save Your Kisses For Me’, the winning  song in 1976.

It is now 60 years since the Eurovision Song Contest first started bringing joy to the continent and what better way to celebrate the anniversary than(...)

Trade and investment minister Arlene Foster said it is encouraging that both the jobless rate and the numbers of people claiming benefits have fallen in the North.

An international law firm whose clients include the producers of two Oscar 2015 nominated movies are among eight Derry-based companies who collectivel(...)

UTV Ireland:  news bulletins got off to a decent start. Photograph: Eric Luke

After one week on air, UTV Ireland is starting to come into focus, although the picture is not perfectly crisp just yet. The soaps are being wa(...)

Host Graham Norton during filming for “The Graham Norton Show” in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

In this autumn-winter autobiography season, two memoirs should leap out to both aspiring broadcasters and anyone even vaguely interested in how on-air(...)

 Graham Norton during filming of the Graham Norton Show for the BBC in  London. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

It’s all too easy, and increasingly prevalent, particularly in the biographies of our sporting heroes, to use the stories of their life and times as a(...)

Bono photographed in Norway in June 2012. The singer has revealed the reason he wears sunglasses. He has glaucoma. Photograph: Cathal McNaughton/Reuters

U2 frontman Bono has revealed the mystery behind his trademark sunglasses. He has glaucoma.Bono told TV chat show host Graham Norton he had suffered f(...)