Joe Duffy:  Liveline host  joins the summer exodus of top presenters at RTÉ leaving Damien O’Reilly to hold the fort.  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Write what you know,” said, eh, Eleanor Roosevelt? Einstein? Someone, anyway. A lack of attention to detail is not only effective as the openi(...)

Tommy Tiernan, who was perfectly paired with Kevin Barry. Photograph: Nuala Grogan

With a line-up that includes interviews with an array of acclaimed authors, and workshops on publishing and the craft of the short story, there is (...)

Michael Harding as The Bull McCabe. Photograph: Patrick Redmond

** Fifty years later, we’re still digging. The question is: should we hope to discover something new beneath the well-tilled surface of John B (...)

Roscommon’s Neil Collins and Donal O’Hare of Down with Cork’s Colm O’Driscoll and James McCarthy of Dublin, who face eachother in this weekend’s Allianz Football League finals. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dublin Bay Prawn Festival It ain’t all about tasty crustaceans- the idyllic seaside town of Howth transforms into a veritable wonderland of mer(...)

Members of Palestine’s El Funoun DaMembers of Palestine’s El Funoun Dance Troupe will lead an open-air instruction on the Middle-Eastern dance technique of ‘Dabke’ in Eyre Square as part of the Galway Dance Days festival this weekend. Photograph: Galway Dance Days

Ireland v PolandThe wait has been excruciating, but Martin O’Neill’s Republic of Ireland team will finally return to the Aviva Stadium for a first com(...)

Ray D’Arcy: any qualms that he might steer clear of contentious issues are dispelled on his second day

Hosting the afternoon slot on the nation’s biggest radio station may be a new start for Ray D’Arcy, but, less than a week in, he is slipping into o(...)

Discotekken on ice takes place on Saturday December 20th at the Point Village and features disco and ice-rinks rolled into one yuletide experience.

The season of Christmas encompasses a range of things for all who celebrate it. However, for those less inclined to ring in the end-of-year festivitie(...)

Protestors at the anti-water charges protest in Dublin. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times 3:24

In Ireland it was the story of the day but the anti-water charges protests in Dublin sparked coverage across the world. Comments from readers under in(...)

David Kelly and Brendan Cauldwell in RTÉ’s 1980 adaptation of ‘Strumpet City’ - James Plunkett’s book  was the most borrowed adult fiction from public libraries in 2013

Strumpet City was the most borrowed book of adult fiction from public libraries last year, new figures show. Library users also elevated Fifty Shades (...)

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray, who experienced depression last year, has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Photograph: Tony Kinlan

RTÉ broadcaster John Murray has released his second Christmas album to raise funds for the mental health charity Aware. Lisa Hannigan, Mick Flannery,(...)