Kevin O’Connor, who has died aged 84, and who was known to the worlds of stage, screen and television by his stage name of Conor Evans, was an Irish a(...)

Lame dames: ‘The Centre’, on RTÉ

I blame the spirit of Jimmy O’Dea and Maureen Potter. Playing to the gallery is somehow soldered on to the DNA chain of our comedians so that o(...)

Gay Byrne presenting his show on RTÉ Lyric FM. Photograph: Alan Betson

In studio Gay Byrne is a vision in cornflower cashmere. He has his newspaper clippings, which he reads out during the show, carefully pasted on to A4 (...)

Tom Monaghan, proprietor of Monaghans Cashmere, Hibernia Way, Dawson St, Dublin. photograph: brenda fitzsimons

When the downturn began in 2009, it was the third time that Monaghans Cashmere faced a recession. The store’s owner, Tom Monaghan, says that there’s (...)

When my mother was dying of cancer, she wanted more than anything to be outside. One day we all drove to Kennedy Park outside New Ross and wand(...)