Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor who plays Nidge in Love/Hate is seen in the first episode of the fifth series of which was broadcast tonight.

So just to recap on where the last series of RTÉ’s flagship TV drama, Love/Hate, left off: we saw gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) going mental in(...)

Our Few and Evil Days: “You listen to the painstaking dialogue, though, like a surveillance team hoping to catch someone in confession”

Our Few and Evil Days Abbey Theatre, Dublin ****It isn’t remarkable that Mark O’Rowe, a master of sensational monologues, should return to dialogue fo(...)

Photograph: Eric Luke

It is curtain call at the end of the first preview of Mark O’Rowe’s emotionally bruising new play, Our Few and Evil Days, at the Abbey Theatre in Dubl(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in a scene from series 4 of  Love/Hate.

Love/Hate fans’ wait is almost over as season five of the award-winning television series kicks off this Sunday night on RTÉ One at 9.30pm.RTÉ have al(...)

Michael Harding’s latest book is called Hanging With the Elephant.

Irish Times columnist Michael Harding will make his first appearance on the Late Late Show tonight to promote his new book Hanging With the Elephant. (...)

Many actors are taught a method, others learn a technique, and some, like Coonan, above, discover what kind of actor they are on the job. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

Not too long ago, at a party thrown by Aidan Gillen, two actors fell into conversation without knowing they were up for the same part. “Has anyone (...)

 PJ Mara: Voip providers, he snarled, were “parasites”. They were not genuine operators like Twitter or Facebook, who “have invested significant funds”.    Photograph: Frank Miller

If Tom Vaughan-Lawlor, who plays Nidge in Love/Hate, is looking for insight for his new RTÉ drama role as former Fianna Fáil spin doctor PJ Mara, he s(...)

Aisling Franciosi (centre) of The Fall, with presenters Miriam O’Callaghan and Ryan Tubridy at the launch of RTÉ’s new season of programming. Photograph: Eric Luke

"Why do we do it? Chase power. Cling to power – when we’re all destined to lose it someday?” a former taoiseach asks in RTÉ’s forthcoming series of(...)

Aidan Gillen plays Charles Haughey during filming in Dublin in October 2013 of the forthcoming RTÉ / Element Pictures / Touchpaper Television series on his life. Photograph: PA Wire 2:56

Power-craving politicians, elusive psychopaths and paranoid gangsters will be at the centre of RTÉ One’s drama offering in its 2014-2015 season, while(...)