At the Kilkenomics Optimistic Economics Brunch Show in Kilkenny yesterday were (from left) Bill Black, Louise Cooper and Peter Antonioni. Photograph: Dylan Vaughan

“Leave the jokes alone!” warns comedian Karl Spain, after former US banking regulator Bill Black upstages him with a gag on the Friday night of Kilken(...)

A file image of Sir Michael Parkinson. The  broadcasters is undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cancer. Photograph: Getty

Chat show host Sir Michael Parkinson has revealed he has cancer.The television presenter (78) is currently undergoing radiotherapy for prostate cance(...)