In the old days we circled our favourite shows in newspaper television listings (ask your grandparents about these) and made ourselves available by(...)

Maria Doyle Kennedy performs at IMMA. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

This week Roísín is joined by the singer and actor Maria Doyle Kennedy. As well as sharing some new music, Maria tells the tale of a clever ruse use(...)

Lenny Abrahamson’s Frank, starring Michael Fassbender as an eccentric musician who wears a huge false head at all times. The movie has picked up nine Ifta nominations

Two very different films concerning troubled men have topped the nominations for this year’s Irish Film and Television Awards (Ifta). Lenny Abr(...)

Dónall Ó Héalaí who plays the part of the show’s protagonist, sociopath John Glynn.

Award-winning TV crime drama series Corp+Anam is set to return to our screens for a much-anticipated second series (TG4, 9.30pm). The first of (...)

Exceptionally powerful: Dr Javid Abdelmonein of Médecins Sans Frontières in Sierra Leone. Photograph: MSF

Towards the middle of his month-long shift at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kailahun, in Sierra Leone, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim notes that the (...)

A record attempt for the largest number of Hot Air Balloons to take off simultaneously in a single line will take place at Waterford Airport on Monday, September 22 at 7am as part of the Irish Hot Air Ballooning Championships. Photograph: Patrick Browne/In-Line

All-Ireland football finalsKerry and Donegal will contest both the 2014 minor and senior All Ireland football finals at Croke Park on Sunday. Kerry ar(...)

The frisson of the frontline: ace war photographer Rebecca (Juliette Binoche) narrowly escapes death while embedded with a female suicide bomber sq(...)

Musician Adrian Crowley, who is currently working on his first fiction collection. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill
On song at Cuirt

So which musician would fellow musicians most like to read a book by? That was one of the questions journalist Jim Carroll put to his panel of (...)

Maria Doyle Kennedy whose moving interpretation of Lynch looking back on her life from beyond the grave is the film’s emotional heart.

It is safe to say no other Irish film this year will have a first viewing quite like that of Eliza Lynch – Queen o(...)