Caroline Catz  and Martin Clunes in Doc Martin: the series now showing on UTV Ireland was shown on UTV in autumn 2013

The version of Martin Clunes that turned up in your living room on Monday night tells you a lot about UTV Ireland when compared to UTV. Clunes, a reli(...)

Chilly countenance: Claire Skinner as Lorraine Rappaport in ‘Critical’

As a committed fan of medical dramas since the days of ER, when George Clooney was a B-movie actor in scrubs and Julianna Margulies was a nurse and no(...)

David Rawle and Chris O’Dowd in Moone Boy

Moone Boy, the hit comedy series co-written by and starring Chris O’Dowd, unveiled its third season at a special screening in Dublin’s Royal Hospital (...)

Dancing at the Metropole in Dublin in 1968. Photograph:  Kevin McMahon

The way Danny Hughes tells it, the first disco in the country happened like this. It was May 1965, and the 18-year-old was looking for an alternative (...)

Host Graham Norton during filming for “The Graham Norton Show” in London. Photograph: Ian West/PA Wire

In this autumn-winter autobiography season, two memoirs should leap out to both aspiring broadcasters and anyone even vaguely interested in how on-air(...)

 Graham Norton during filming of the Graham Norton Show for the BBC in  London. Photograph:  Dominic Lipinski/PA

It’s all too easy, and increasingly prevalent, particularly in the biographies of our sporting heroes, to use the stories of their life and times as a(...)

 President Michael D Higgins  has been  awarded the freedom of Limerick by the newly merged local authority.

President Michael D Higgins has said he is humbled to have been made a freeman of Limerick. Almost 1,000 invited guests gathered at a ceremony in the (...)

The Script: Mark Sheehan, Danny O’Donoghue and Glen Power
Sticking with their Script

It is March 2008, and The Script are huddled in a suite at the Herbert Park Hotel in Dublin. They are excited, giddy, unexpectedly chatty. “The last (...)

Lahinch Golf Club: the links course counts Irish rugby captain Paul O’Connell, multi-major winner Phil Mickelson and broadcaster Terry Wogan among its members. Photograph: INPHO/Getty Images

Lahinch Golf Club last year “steadied the ship” as profits jumped 22 per cent to € 355,649. The 122-year-old club recorded a su(...)

President Michael D Higgins: accompanies by group of key officials and dignatories. Photograph: Alan Betson

At least eight key Government advisors and senior civil servants attended last week’s royal banquet at Windsor Castle for the (...)