Brian Farrell presents televised coverage of the 1973 general election

Behind the dicky bow and the slightly stern face, spectacles sitting under a furrowed brow, the Brian Farrell remembered by friends and colleagues fol(...)

An ambulance station with men on stretchers in Ypres, Belgium. One of a number of photographs taken by Fr Browne during his time as Irish Guards chaplain in Flanders.

From a barefoot girl in the snow to a pole-vaulter in waistcoat and tie with trouser-ends tucked into his socks, a new exhibition of Fr Frank Browne’s(...)

 Ann Sheppard (CEO of St Conleth’s and daughter of the school’s founder, the late  Bernard Sheppard) and Mr Kevin Kelleher, who began teaching at the school in 1944  with Ruairí Quinn

Here’s a sight to warm the hearts of every balloted ASTI member: Ruairí Quinn getting a guard of honour from pupils as he heads into a black-tie dinne(...)

Oireachtas TV is to be relayed to 1.1 million Irish homes. Photograph: Alan Betson

A dedicated television channel covering Dáil, Seanad and Oireachtas committees has been established nearly 50 years after a minister with responsib(...)

John O’Donoghue

With a twinkle in his eye, an impish grin framed by two of the deepest dimples seen on TV, John O’Donoghue who has died at 82, was a shining light of (...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor as Nidge in RTÉ’s  ‘Love/Hate’

The nights, like the football transfer window, are closing in fast, signalling that it’s time to give up on life and get a Netflix subscription. Alter(...)

Tuam scandal: a grotto at the site of the former mother-and-baby home  in Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It’s not a profession that invites sympathy, but there must be times when it’s tough to be a shock jock in Ireland. As the catalogue of appalling reve(...)

President Michael D Higgins: accompanies by group of key officials and dignatories. Photograph: Alan Betson

At least eight key Government advisors and senior civil servants attended last week’s royal banquet at Windsor Castle for the (...)

Nice spread: Guests listen to a speech by Queen Elizabeth II in honour of President Michael D Higgins. RTÉ’s coverage of the banquet would have benefited from a lighter touch. Photograph: Dan Kitwood/Getty Images

Tuesday this week is one of those days when watching TV on a spring-like afternoon doesn’t feel like slacking off. RTÉ’s live coverage of the S(...)

‘I couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than politics.’ Betty Purcell at her home in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Betty Purcell is slight, very warm and always engaging. Sitting in the bright kitchen of her house in Ranelagh, it is strange to think how many(...)