A solemn undertaking: discretion is second nature to funeral directors. Photograph: Getty

Although it sounds like the name of some doomy goth band, the Death Care Academy is just what it says: an educational centre that provides trai(...)

Democracy television: Vincent Browne. Photograph: TV3

Vincent Browne is very relaxed these days. The Tonight with Vincent Browne programme goes o(...)

Ronan O’Gara and his wife Jessica  in Cork last night for the testimonial dinner.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

  Former Munster, Ireland and Lions outhalf Ronan O’Gara last night said he was thrilled to be honoured in his home town when 900 gu(...)

Easygoing: Marty Morrissey celebrates with Clare hurlers Conor Ryan and Colin Ryan at September’s All-Ireland final replay. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA has produced many unlikely heroes, seemingly ordinary men who have unexpectedly captured the public imagination through their feats in the spo(...)

Aidan Gillen: his character needs to both match and confound Haughey’s public persona. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

So Aidan Gillen is to play Charles Haughey in a three-part dramatisation of his political life. Tom Vaughan-Lawlor is to be PJ Mara. Laurence Kinlan i(...)

Broadcasters Pat Kenny and Sean O’Rourke were both absent from the PPI Awards ceremony in Kilkenny last night.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A news story broadcast on the Today with Pat Kenny programme won a radio award last night, though its erstwhile presenter was not there for the ann(...)

 Ian Dempsey said he was surprised at how emotional he felt at being given an outstanding service award for radio. “I’ve been at it a bloody long time,” he said.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Today FM broadcaster Ian Dempsey has been inducted into the PPI (Phonographic Performance Ireland) Radio Awards hall of fame. Dempsey (52) has been a (...)

Style journalist Angela Scanlon (of Oi Ginger!) is set to be promoted as “new” RTÉ face

In the grand but pock-marked scheme of Ireland’s national broadcaster, RTÉ Two has always been something of an entertainment sideshow: a big football (...)

RONAN McGREEVY After a year's hiatus from the airwaves, impressionist Oliver Callan brings his new show to RTÉ Radio One tomorrow eveni(...)