Patrick O’Reilly with his installation Thorn at his exhibition in The Shed at Galway Docks. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Western Correspondent Giant inflatable crustaceans will cruise the streets of Galway today as the city kicks off its international arts festival, whic(...)

Yvonne Cotton (Pauline McLynn, right) talking to Dot Cotton (June Brown), as Father Ted star McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s mother. Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC/PA Wire

In a move from the wilds of Craggy Island to London’s Albert Square, Irish actor Pauline McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s (...)

Dressed to impress: fabulous fashionistas Jean, Gillian and Bridget

The six women, average age 80, who featured in Sue Bourne’s uplifting and inspiring Cutting Edge documentary Fabulous Fashionistas (Channel 4, Tuesday(...)

Playing a blinder: Cillian Murphy runs a gangland empire in Birmingham in Peaky Blinders

There’s no getting away from it: Peaky Blinders (BBC Two, Thursday) is the daftest, most unlikely name for a vicious mob drama, never mind one that’s (...)

Dance energy at the Electric Picnic festival in Stradbally Co Laois. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The last hurrah of the summer, a 10th birthday party, an established hooley, a sold-out crowd, a cerebral weekend, a chance to go wild. Electric Pi(...)

Björk on the main stage at Electric Picnic Festival Stradbally Co Laois.Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons /The Irish Times

Arctic Monkeys, Franz Ferdinand and The Knife are among the acts that will bring the 10th installment of the Electric Picnic to a close in Co Laois (...)

Jason Byrne: is the biggest-selling comedy act in the history of the Edinburgh Fringe Festival.

Following the success of Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs Brown’s Boys, the BBC have again turned to an Irish comedian in search of its next big hit. Dublin co(...)