Frank Kelly was a versatile, talented and inventive actor.  Photograph: Joe St Ledger

Frank Kelly the comedy and straight actor, writer, satirist, recording artist and gentleman, has been loved by several generations of Irish people. He(...)

Finger on the pulse: Ryan Tubridy on   the set of the 2015 Late Late Toy Show with a stormtrooper from Star Wars: The Force Awakens, a movie which itself has been a big hit with audiences since its recent release. File photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

The Late Late Toy Show was once again by far the most watched programme on Irish television last year. An average of more than 1.5 million people wa(...)

Ruth Bradley as Frances in RTÉ’s ‘Rebellion’

RTÉ One’s 1916 drama Rebellion got off to a strong start on Sunday night, when its first hour-long episode was watched by 619,000 viewers, or 41 per c(...)

Brendan O’Carroll as Mrs Brown. File photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times

The Christmas special of Mrs Brown’s Boys, Mammy’s Christmas Punch, was the most popular festive programme on Irish television this year, with just un(...)

Joe Duffy and Brendan O’Carroll in Mrs Brown’s Boys D’Movie.

RTÉ One is turning to a perennial ratings favourite Mrs Brown’s Boys to underpin its Christmas schedule. The commercially successful but critically (...)

Lifetime Achievement Award winner Brendan OCarroll  at the Ifta Gala Television Awards 2015. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

Brendan O’Carroll was among the big winners at this year’s Ifta Gala Television Awards held last night (Thurs), when he received a Lifetime Achievemen(...)

Lee Gibson (10) from Ringaskiddy, Co Cork, with his mum, Aileen  outside the Four Courts after the High Court approved an interim payment of €2 million for Lee. Photograph: Courts Collins

A boy alleged to have suffered brain damage during his birth at a Cork hospital has settled his action against the HSE on terms including an interim p(...)

It is the most frequently used word in everyday language but remains repugnant in ever decreasing circles. There, where one dares not speak its nam(...)

Bright Light Studio Fermoy Dance School with Luxe dancing at the St Patrick’s Day parade in Cork City. Photograph: Clare Keogh

DUBLIN Many native Dubliners are ambivalent about the St Patrick’s Day parade. Many have seen it so many times before. Others associate(...)

You have to admire the chutzpah of the welcome. As he’s leading the way up the stairs, the Scottish wine bar guy has asked whether it’s a first vis(...)