The Late Late Toy Show was the most watched programme of the year to date with an average of 1.36 million viewers.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

The Late Late Toy Show was the most watched programme of the year to date with an average of 1.36 million viewers. A total of almost two (...)

Weather fanatic Johnny O’Loughlin (8) from Ennis meets his hero meteorologist Evelyn Cusack. Photograph: Andres Poveda

For those of us who stayed up past our bedtime to watch the Late Late Toy Show this year, we didn’t regret the decision. From rapping fa(...)

Describing his mammy as “amazing” and “a complete inspiration.” Baz was pleasing humble after the win.

How brilliant is it that an Irish Mammy has just won an international Emmy? And how unlikely is it that she has won one for staring deadly Burmese py(...)

Safe pair of hands: Katherine Drohan, producer of The Late Late Toy Show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Katherine Drohan is probably the busiest person in Ireland. “Up the walls is an understatement,” says the woman charged with making thousands of dream(...)

Paddy Cosgrave, founder of The Web Summit, will not appear on Friday’s Late Late Show, despite earlier RTÉ releases claiming he was one of the main guests

Web Summit founder Paddy Cosgrave has pulled out of a scheduled appearance on Friday’s The Late Late Show, having been billed as one of the main guest(...)

Steve Hansen has been mentoring Canterbury players, and by extension many an All Black, even before Richie McCaw joined the Crusaders. Photograph: Paul Childs/Reuters

After the father came the son. Des Hansen, who passed away the week of the 2012 Bledisloe Cup decider in Brisbane, was one of Christchurch and the Mar(...)

Marian Finucane’s Saturday show was the brightest star in the RTÉ stable gaining 23,000 listeners over the last three months taking the programme’s total listenership to 396,000, according to the JNLR figures. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times.

RTÉ Radio 1 and 2FM have plenty of reasons to be cheerful following the publication of the latest radio listenership figures but there will be few (...)

Ryan Tubridy with Donegal’s Blue Ribbon Choir as they audition in the Radisson Hotel, Sligo, earlier this month for a spot  on RTÉ’s ‘Late Late Toy Show’. Photograph: James Connolly

The Late Late Toy Show is still a whole month away, but RTÉ advertising revenue connected to the pre-Christmas extravaganza has already reached last y(...)

Ireland coach Joe Schmidt has played down rumours linking him with any possible vacancy with England. Photograph:    Peter Cziborra/Action Images via Reuters/Livepic

Joe Schmidt has played down talk of him taking the England job by pledging his commitment to Ireland. Stuart Lancaster’s future as England coach will(...)

Spook show: Stellan Skarsgård as a London copper who can’t get the dead out of his head in the BBC’s River

The opening sequence of River (BBC One, Tuesday) reels me in. A woman and a giant of a man are in a car; she’s eating junk food and singing along to T(...)