Exceptionally powerful: Dr Javid Abdelmonein of Médecins Sans Frontières in Sierra Leone. Photograph: MSF

Towards the middle of his month-long shift at the Médecins Sans Frontières hospital in Kailahun, in Sierra Leone, Dr Javid Abdelmoneim notes that the (...)

 Siún Ní Raghallaigh, CEO Ardmore Studios. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Behind the security gates of Ardmore Studios outside Bray is a phantasmal world dedicated to some of the great characters of gothic horror literature.(...)

GAA president Liam O’Neill: ‘Taking a gap year is a bit like breaking off an engagement and going back again – it doesn’t really work. You could get a lot more momentum into it if it was played every year’. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

GAA President Liam O’Neill has accepted that the gap year introduced to the international rules series in 2008 has not worked. He also said that there(...)

“The lack of suitable studio space is an issue of great concern for the [film] industry,” said Ardmore Studios chief Siún Ní Raghallaigh. “Studios are essential enablers for the industry to scale.”

Lack of studio space is hindering the efforts of Ireland’s film industry to expand employment, the head of Ardmore Studios said today.Siún Ní Raghalla(...)

Nick Murphy, Roisin Ingle and Chris O’Dowd after recording the ‘Roisin Meets’ podcast.

When Chris O’Dowd was awarded the Freedom of Roscommon, he spoke proudly of the county as being its own place, not just a Dublin satellite. It may be(...)

Irish comedian Aisling Bea is among those posing with Stephen Fry, host of the BBC’s QI. In Ireland, repeats of the panel show are the most popular programme on the channel Dave. Photograph: Brian Ritchie

Are you watching Geordie Shore on MTV, Ben and Holly’s Little Kingdom on Nick Jr or extended- length repeats of QI on Dave? Perhaps not. Back in the n(...)

‘Feirm’ presenter Jamie Costin (right), an Olympic athlete turned farmer, with Teagasc expert David Kenny from an episode of the six-part TG4 series.

TG4 is dipping its wellies into agricultural science from next week as a new six-part series called Feirm gets under way with a look at the dairy busi(...)

Seán Collins with his brother Podge will be aiming to defeat Crusheen to  win the Clare hurling title. Photograph: Inpho

Sunday Down SFC final Burren v Kilcoo, Páirc Esler, 4.0 – A repeat of last year’s final sees new Down manager Jim McCorry in charge as Kilcoo attempt (...)

Connacht’s Craig Ronaldson: recalled to the backline for Cardiff Blues’  visit  to the Sportsground. Photo: James Crombie/Inpho

To be beaten by 2014 league finalists Glasgow is no reason to be despondent. Still, the first defeat of the season last week brings Connacht back to (...)

Leisnter’s new signing Kane Douglas with head coach Matt O’Connor. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Cian Healy’s hamstring tear puts him out for at least four weeks and could see him miss the November series of international matches. Coach Matt O’Con(...)