Mr Chrome and Blindboy Boatclub aka the Rubberbandits. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The broadcasting regulator has rejected 11 complaints about an item on RTÉ’s the Late Late Show in which Blindboy Boatclub from comedy duo Rubberbandi(...)

Thisispopbaby’s production ‘Riot’. “It is not blindly optimistic. It places resistance and egalitarianism front and centre.”

There’s a point during Riot, the Thisispopbaby production currently at Vicar Street in Dublin, that is somewhat transcendental. It involves a former R(...)

Billy O’Callaghan: Some lovely details do shine through The Dead House, which harks to the author’s pedigree as a short-story writer. Photograph: Claire O’Rorke

‘To be natural is to be obvious,” wrote Oscar Wilde, “and to be obvious is to be inartistic.” Billy O’Callaghan’s debut novel The Dead House lays its (...)

Blindboy Boatclub of the Rubberbandits joked about Midnight Mass on the ‘Late Late Show’ on January 6th.

A parish priest in Co Kerry has lodged a complaint with the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland over the “ridiculing of the Eucharist” on RTÉ television(...)

Author Michael Harding  at the Tyrone Guthrie Centre, Annaghmakerrig, Co Monaghan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

It doesn’t fall to many writers to create a new genre – but Michael Harding is well on his way to be doing just that. His third instalment of memoir, (...)

Niall ‘Bressie’ Breslin: 'What would make me happy is a society where the wellbeing of humanity is the headline act on the main stage, and everything else is just the support act'

Census of the Heart mines the emotional wellbeing of people in Ireland. We are known as a happy bunch despite the national characteristic of begrudge(...)

 Writer and actor Eilish O’Carroll at the launch of Caherlistrane with author Mary J Murphy. Photograph: Minette Glynn

Mam died shortly after Caherlistrane was launched in our eponymously named village in north Co Galway recently. A few days later the writer and actor (...)

Listen closely to the silence around you right now and you may be able to pick up some remarkable things floating through the atmosphere. Pat Coll(...)

Joe Duffy:  Liveline host  joins the summer exodus of top presenters at RTÉ leaving Damien O’Reilly to hold the fort.  Photograph: Alan Betson

‘Write what you know,” said, eh, Eleanor Roosevelt? Einstein? Someone, anyway. A lack of attention to detail is not only effective as the openi(...)

Tommy Tiernan, who was perfectly paired with Kevin Barry. Photograph: Nuala Grogan

With a line-up that includes interviews with an array of acclaimed authors, and workshops on publishing and the craft of the short story, there is (...)