A Mexican takeaway in Co Donegal this evening won three awards, including top prize for Best Takeaway in Ireland, in the Just Eat National Takeaway Aw(...)

Six-year-old Cindy Wang and friends at the launch  of Cruinniú Na Cásca 2017,  which will take place on Easter Monday in Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you can’t find a topic of interest in Monday’s Cruinniú na Cásca roster of talks and events, you might need to check you have a heart or indeed a p(...)

Brenda Fricker as the quintessential Irish Mammy, Bridget Fagan Brown, in My Left Foot

“Irish Mammy”: two small words – but one magnificent and treasured institution. As stereotypes go, you’d be hard pressed to find one more enduring and(...)

Choice nominees Rusangano Family: could this be the year when they show the prize that hip hop is boss? Photograph: Eric Luke

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced its shortlist for 2016. The prize picks the best Irish album of the previous calendar year. This year’s sh(...)

“I think RTÉ are being very brave with this,” says Don’t Quote Me presenter Sean Hughes

At first glance, Sean Hughes seems an odd choice to helm a radio project that aims to change how broadcast comedy is made in Ireland. After all, the (...)

Stradbally fields forever: an aerial view of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

ELECTRIC ARENA FRIDAY 22.45-00.00 Super Furry Animals 21.00-11.15 Todd Terje 19.30-20.30 Broken Social Scene SATURDAY 00.15-01.15 Years & Y(...)

Sean Hughes, who is to return to RTÉ for a series of the comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me!. photograph: alan betson

RTÉ Radio 1 topical comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me! is returning for a six-part series as part of a total of 18 hours of new radio comedy that is be(...)

The capricious weather may be playing havoc with our moods, but at least there’s one constant that keeps us feeling good during an Irish summer: pe(...)

French parents never discipline or punish; they ‘educate’ in a loving manner, while also letting children know they are not the centre of their parents’ universe. Above, al fresco dining in France. Photograph: Philip Game/Lonely Planet via Getty Images

French parents have better- behaved children because they look after themselves first. The majority of babies are breastfed in the beginning, but i(...)

Dance, laugh, love/hate

For a night of music, laughs and – if you think you’re tough enough – a look inside the mind of Love/Hate hard men, head along to the Odessa Club i(...)