Irish Roots

We Irish tend to feel, with some justification, that we’re more informed about the past than most other races. Many very old issues are unresolved (...)

The Great British Bake Off: judges Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry with presenter Mel Giedroyc. photograph: mark bourdillon

The first episode of the new series of The Great British Bake Off was the most watched opener in the show’s history, with 9.3 million tuning into the (...)

 Newstalk 106-108 FM revealed that Colette Fitzpatrick will join the station to present a brand new Sunday morning show, “The Colette Fitzpatrick Show”, sponsored by Marks & Spencer

The press release announcing the arrival of The Colette Fitzpatrick Show to the Newstalk schedule made its ambition clear. The Sunday morning show (...)

The Ireland versus Wales World Cup warm-up game will not be available for Irish viewing. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell/Inpho

Viewers in the Republic of Ireland will be unable to watch Saturday’s World Cup warm-up game against Wales, with the match being broadcast exclusively(...)

Clara (Jenna Coleman) from the forthcoming series of the BBC’s sci-fi export ‘Doctor Who’, which has been growing its audience in North America. Photograph: BBC

The BBC has got a big new show coming up called The Hunt, which “celebrates nature’s cleverest and most determined predators and their elusive prey”. (...)

The BBC have defended their decision to start their Open coverage at 1.45pm. Photograph: Andrew Redington/Getty Images

The BBC has defended its television coverage of the rearranged final day of the 144th Open Championship. The corporation’s live coverage of Mon(...)

Novak Djokovic of Serbia celebrates beating Switzerland’s Roger Federer in the men’s singles final at Wimbledon. Photograph: EPA.

The one crushing disappointment about Wimbledon this year is that it ended, other than that it was a fortnight that bordered on the positively perfect(...)

The BBC will also close some offices and share sports rights Photograph: PA

The BBC will cut more than 1,000 jobs by merging some divisions, cutting management and simplifying areas such as marketing, human resources and IT. (...)

According to reports, BBC protocols for what will happen in the aftermath of the Queen’s death include a suspension of all comedy programmes across all BBC channels until after the funeral, apparently pencilled in for 12 days after her passing. Photograph: Andrew Winning/Reuters

In times of national mourning, you’ve got to laugh, unless you’re watching the BBC and Queen Elizabeth has just died, which she hasn’t. But when she d(...)

They’re back: after several decades presumably lost in space The Clangers return for a new series by Factory Transmedia. Photograph: BBC/Coolabi/Smallfilms/Pete Firmin

In space, no one can hear you whistle... unless you’re a Clanger. After a “teaser” appearance in March to explain the solar eclipse to CBeebies viewer(...)