Adrian Dunbar and Pauline Hutton in the Lyric Theatre production of Brendan at the Chelsea. Photograph: Steffan Hill, hulton/getty

Adrian Dunbar’s favourite Brendan Behan anecdote involves Behan, Patrick Kavanagh and Brian O’Nolan standing outside Neary’s pub in Dublin in the pour(...)

 Prof Jim Dornan: ‘Women’s rights in all parts of the world are very poorly addressed. What if it was the sexual and reproductive rights of men? Who would be making the decisions then?’

Like most people, Prof Jim Dornan was shocked, saddened and distressed to hear about the death of Savita Halappanavar in a Galway hospital last year. (...)

Moment of victory: Andrea Begley with Danny O’Donoghue of The Script, her coach, and Holly Willoughby, one of the presenters. Photograph: Guy Levy/BBC

Andrea Begley, the Co Tyrone singer who won the BBC’s The Voice UK last weekend, is different in person from how she appeared on screen. On television(...)

You know a TV series is big when politicians name-check it. Last week, the North’s First Minister Peter Robinson waxed lyrical about (...)

When Belfast man Kieran Rooney heard on the radio that Cardinal Jorge Bergoglio had been elected Pope, he assumed it was a joke. It was only wh(...)