The Manchester Arena bombing revisited one year on, and stressed out Ireland

Molly Martens Corbett was convicted of the second-degree murder of her husband, Limerick man Jason Corbett.

Be warned: you might not be able to escape Harry and Meghan’s wedding on Saturday

Innocent: Hermione Norris and Fionn O’Shea in the four-night crime thriller. Photograph: Steffan Hill/ITV

Tidy up your B&B for Daniel and Majella, then settle in for four nights of Innocent

Ryan O’Shaughnessy: the Irish singer competes in the Eurovision final on Saturday. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

For more of nature’s charms, tune in to A Wild Irish Year and a Chelsea Flower Show A-Z

Riot Girls: Four of the UK’s most outspoken, exciting female comics go on the rampage in this prank show

Ryan O’Shaughnessy sings for Ireland in the first Eurovision semi-final while The Bridge returns

Big day: Prince Harry and  Meghan Markle on royal duties at  Westminster Abbey,  London,  on Wednesday. Photograph:  Kirsty Wigglesworth/Reuters

Behind the scenes at Prince Harry and Meghan Markle wedding, a tribute to Elton John and bringing our boglands back from the brink

According to KPMG, the sectors that will be most active on the M&A market in 2018 are agribusiness and food, technology, healthcare, and property. Photograph: iStock

The outlook is bright for mergers and acquisitions activity

The DJI Spark mini-drone a range of intelligent flight control options and a powerful camera.

The latest gadgets, gizmos and gear for 2018

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope: Seána Kerslake and Nika McGuigan as Aisling  and Danielle

Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, Westworld and The Handmaid’s Tale all return

RTÉ goes Back to the Joy, Bob Geldof goes back to Live Aid, Ryan Tubridy goes country

The Good Fight: back for a second series

Grow, Cook, Eat will teach you all about vegetables and The Young Offenders sign off with a mad bus ride around Cork

 Crufts 2018 gets under way on Thursday.  Photograph: Christopher Furlong/Getty Images

John Kelly interviews Roddy Doyle, poet Eavan Boland marks International Women’s Day, and the dogs are the stars Crufts 2018

Ipsen: “I would honestly say we’ve got a more engaged workforce than we had in 2015. There’s more energy in the company, we’re much more aligned and we certainly have higher levels of trust,” says vice-president James Byrne. Photograph: Joe Keogh

Four of Ireland’s leading companies reveal the challenges – and great rewards – in the journey to become one of Ireland’s Best Wor(...)

Technology enables us to work from home or on the move. Photograph:iStock

With many people now opting to work freelance, companies must ensure their short-term employees are valued in the same way as perm(...)

The actor Val Kilmer: Not above using his name to sell some merchandise on February 14th

Is it a blessing or a curse to share a name with the patron saint of love? We asked some Vals

ProfJonathan Coleman: ‘It’s a process, and after 17 years we have got to this point, but we’re still on a curve that needs to continue to go up to get to where we need to be’

Brian Lucey’s report found that, out of a total income of €108 million between 2007 and 2016, Crann/Amber have generated €505 mill(...)

Everything Sucks (Friday, Netflix) revolves around two rival groups of nerdy kids who are forced to come together to defeat a common enemy – boredom

How’s Your Driving as you head back to your Homeland? I’m sure it’s Bliss

Chris Walley and Alex Murphy in ‘The Young Offenders’

‘The Young Offenders’ try (and fail) to stay out of trouble, while a legendary warrior makes his way home in ‘Vikings’

Another fine mess: Chris Walley and Alex Murphy in 'The Young Offenders'

‘The Young Offenders’ goes online, and a new talent show begins

Conor Mullen as Supt Dunne on ‘Red Rock’

‘Red Rock’ returns, Ireland eats, and Stephen Hawking appears on The Big Bang Theory

Mark Levins: a key player in the Irish music scene

Guitar and amp wizard who gave Irish bands their authentic rock sound

Lisa Tchenguiz is fighting for her share of her former husband's fortune in Millionaires’ Ex-Wives Club

George Lee looks at farmers, Brexit and the future while Next of Kin focuses on radicalisation of a family in London

Dancing with the Stars: second series begins on Sunday. Photograph: RTE

First Dates Ireland, Vikings and Star Trek all return to the small screen

Christmas specials aplenty to watch: Bridget & Eamon, Nathan Carter, Doctor Who, Mrs Brown and French and Saunders. Plus: feed you(...)

Susan Sarandon as Bette Davis and Jessica Lange as Joan Crawford in Feud: Bette and Joan (Saturday, BBC Two, 9pm)

Baz and Nancy head to the Vatican, and Bette and Joan’s epic Hollywood feud in its vicious glory

Indietronica band Columbia Mills got a business loan from their bank to finance their debut album.

Rock ’n’ roll stardom has a business side

Samsung Galaxy Note 8, €1,219, Littlewoods Ireland.

Tech geeks would love to find one of these latest gadgets under the Christmas tree

Google’s Santa Tracker has plenty of interactive games for the kids to play right through December

Track Santa on Christmas Eve, laugh at yourselves as dancing elves, and more

The Tunnel won’t bore you to tears hopefully

Top wrapper: Sharon Hearne-Smith has worked with everyone from Jamie Oliver to Lorraine Pascale. Photograph: Alan Betson

Lifestyle guru Sharon Hearne-Smith on the art of perfect gift-wrapping

The Crown returns, The Grand Tour motors on, and Charlie Bird goes behind the headlines

Ryan Tubridy during last year’s Late Late Toy Show with toy tester Darragh Malone from Castlewellan, Co Down. Photograph: Andres Poveda

The Late Late Toy Show, the Netflix supernatural series Dark, and robot paranoia

Theresa May: she’s so far out of her depth, I’m thinking I might need to give her a canoe instead of the soft Brexit she’s been asking me for all year: Photograph: Peter Byrne/PA Wire

The good and bad girls and boys . . . and one who had better watch out

What’s at the  root of Ireland’s “silent epidemic” of sleep deprivation

Ant joins Dec to present I’m a Celebrity. Would You Believe is in search of evil

Cillian Murphy returns in season four of Peaky Blinders

Comedian Alison Spittle finds laughter in the midlands, and Cillian Murphy returns

Joan and Pierce Butler tell their story on 'Golden: Our 50 Years of Marriage'.

Roisin Murphy is sorting out your gaff while Dr Pixie McKenna is sorting out your health

David Courtney at Tiffany & Co in Brown Thomas, Grafton Street, Dublin in 2008. In New York, he engraved pieces for three presidents: Truman, Eisenhower and Kennedy, and for first lady, Jackie Kennedy. He also engraved a silver cigar case for Winston Churchill.   Photograph: Eric Luke

David Courtney was a talented and charming master engraver who went from near-poverty in Galway to Tiffany & Co in New York

Head into the deep with Blue Planet II

Dive into The Blue Planet II or keep up with Ireland’s fittest family

The Everyone’s favourite Goonies impressionists return

The Irish space industry is growing exponentially, and expanding rapidly to take in a whole range of technologies. Photograph: iStock

There is a growing Irish presence on the final frontier

The iPhone X boasts facial recognition, and its OLED super-retina display gives it a high-pixel density and allows for ultra-rich video content.

The latest in tech that’s due to land this autumn

Heeeeeere’s Franc

Anthony Foley, Say Yes to the Dress Ireland, and Salon Confidential

Trauma goes behind the scenes in Irish hospitals

Seven things to watch on television this week, including a horror podcast spinoff

Tom Petty used his sneering voice to great effect. Photograph: Michael Ochs Archives/Getty Images

Petty wrote for lost souls and spurned lovers. Check out these back catalogue highlights

Tom Petty and The Heartbreakers kick start a European tour in Dublin in 2012. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

An early encounter with Elvis Presley set Petty on the road to rock’n’roll stardom

Vogue Williams's documentary series is part-investigation, but more personal journey. Photograph: Getty Images

Williams meets women who choose to be single mothers. Porridge returns without Ronnie Barker

From brand new drama on RTÉ to the return of Star Trek and David Simon

Bridget and Eamon return to chew their way through the Midlands

Richard Dormer stars as a disfigured, obsessive cop on the hunt for a serial killer in Rellik

Cold Feet returns, Pat Kenny's back on the case, and we learn what Irish people earn on both ends of the scale

It’s a Park’s Life looks at what goes on in one of Europe’s biggest city parks, the Phoenix Park

‘Ireland’s Health Divide’ looks at poverty and obesity, and Tim Roth stars in ‘Tin Star’

Game of buns: the new pretenders to the GBBO throne

Away from the most anticipated finale in aeons here are six others to whet the appetite

Season two of The Handmaid’s Tale really took a strange turn. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Lovely girls and dashing doctors are among this week’s television highlights

Luke Cage,  Daredevil, Jessica Jones and Iron Fist team up to save the world/sell more merchandise in The Defenders

Marvel deploys its defenders. Quacks carve up London

Excalibur: John Boorman’s toughest film

A look behind the scenes of the making of John Boorman's Excalibur

Prof Mick Morris: ‘there’s a whole family of 2-D materials out there’

Scientists have created a wonder material out of graphite – but the big challenge is how to make a profit from it

Top of the Lake makes the move to Australia while Liz Bonnin heads to Alaska to hang out with brown bears

The business of beauty

Irish brands are making waves in the highly lucrative world of cosmetics

Pictured with Minister of State for Higher Education Mary Mitchell-O’Connor are, from left, Thomas Hunter McGowan, CEO InterTradeIreland, Aidan Gough, director of strategy and policy, InterTradeIreland; and Margaret Hearty, director of operations, InterTradeIreland

While Brexit continues to cast its shadow, Northern Ireland remains an attractive location for trade and investment

Create memories of your action-packed holiday with devices that record your every move.

Here are some of the top gadgets for more energetic holiday makers

John Gleeson, head of media and entertainment at Grant Thornton: “Section 481 is intended to act as a stimulus to the growth of the film industry in Ireland.”

Is the Irish film industry conquering the world or living in La La Land?

Emilia Clarke in Game of Thrones season seven.  Photograph: HBO

The big one is series seven of Game of Thrones - but there's also the heyday of women’s football; U2’s early days and Ozark, this (...)

Christy Dignam with Finbar Furey on The Late Late Show. Photograph: RTE

The pick of this week's TV: Aslan frontman Christy Dignam tells his story of how he kept his rock’n’roll dream alive, plus Game of(...)

Johnny Giles playing for Leeds. Photograph: Inpho/Allsport

The Irish football legend takes a first-hand look back at his extraordinary career

   Damien Dempsey on walkabout in Dublin’s  Iveagh Gardens. Photograph Nick Bradshaw

Damien Dempsey: The city has changed a lot in the 20 years since he released his first single, the rap-reggae anthem ‘Dublin Town’

Opening of the exhibition, as illustrated in the Illustrated London News on March 4th, 1865.

Iconic gardens staged many historic events long before the birth of rock ‘n’ roll

The last of the rhinos; the rise of Isis; dodgy therapy and naked attraction

Plus, innovations in GAA and Radiohead live at Glastonbury

Julia Stiles in Riviera

A classy conspiracy on the south of France is top of the TV pile

Cosby: Fall of an American Icon Monday, BBC Two. Photograph: Nate Smallwood/AP

Bill Cosby goes on trial, Joe Duffy looks back and the Gogglesprogs get stuck in

Art imitating life? Robin Wright and Kevin Spacey are back as the US first lady and president in ‘House of Cards’.

House of Cards and Fargo return, while George Best is all by himself

Kyle MacLachlan reprises his role of investigating FBI Special Agent Dale Cooper in the 2017 revival of David Lynch’s Twin Peaks

David McWilliams assesses Ireland’s place in the world, Twin Peaks returns and more

OJ Simpson during his murder trial. Photograph: ESPN Films

OJ: Made in America, Fake News, Three Girls, Conor Pope, Luisa Omielan and The Keepers

Conor McGinn, professor of robotics at Trinity College Dublin, is working to develop robots to help the elderly and disabled, people with dementia and Alzheimer’s and those along the autism spectrum .Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Robots that provide assistive care to elderly people may be boon to healthcare services

Nick Helm, Jim Howick, Mary McCormack, Samuel Anderson and Jonny Sweet in Loaded, Channel Four, Monday. Photograph: Channel Four

Beyond the Eurovision, it’s a good week for comedy, drama and documentary

Dara & Ed’s Road to Mandalay, RTE One,  Thursday.   Photograph: Adrian Goss/Fremantle Media

Dara O Briain and Ed Byrne hit the road, TG4 spies on road users, and Sense8 returns to Netflix

It will be important to highlight Dublin’s strengths if it’s going to compete against other European cities in the battle to convince multinational companies to set up here. Photograph: iStock

The city must remain competitive and put key infrastructure in place to continue to attract investment

Business people on the go need heavyweight tech that’s light and compact, and they need tech that keeps them connected wherever they are.

Here are some of the latest tech trends for business

Plus: RTÉ’s judges decide on the Home of the Year, and the Silicon Valley gang return

Julia Louis-Dreyfus in Veep, Tuesday, Sky Atlantic, 10.10pm. Photograph: HBO

Plus: the sixth series of Veep, and cooking well with Rory O’Connell

Tired out: This unfortunate hedgehog can be a source of valuable scientific information.

Why did the hedgehog cross the road? To help with scientific research, of course

 Risteard Cooper, Gary Cooke and Barry Murphy in the new series of Apres Match of the Day, Monday, RTÉ One, 9.30pm

Apres Match's Barry Murphy, Risteard Cooper and Gary Cooke return for a new series

U2 in Berlin. For many ‘Achtung Baby’ is the band’s finest moment, so an accusation of plagiarism could threaten to undermine the album’s – and the band’s – credentials

A British musician claims U2 copied his demo tape, but copyright infringement is ‘a terribly inexact science’

Buckingham bombed: SS-GB, BBC1, Sunday, 9pm

A round-up of the best of what’s on TV this week

Getting on: Lena Dunham in Girls, Monday, Sky Atlantic, 10pm

Irish nurse Berna Breen heads to Honduras, Lena Dunham says goodbye to the Girls, F1 driver Tommy Byrne gets in gear

Fans waiting for AC/DC to come on stage at the Aviva Stadium in July 2015. New research claims that for every euro spent on live entertainment tickets in the State, an additional €6.06 is generated in the rest of the economy.

Report highlight benefits of live entertainment to Irish economy

Children at Nazarene Community Church in Greystones, Co Wicklow, taking a class with Angelica from the Dublin Circus Project. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

How schools are turning to circus skills to help get pupils active

‘Of course, Turnback Tuesday is just a makey-uppy date on the calendar – next year it might be Waddleback Wednesday, and the year after Throw-in-the-towel Thursday’

Today is the day ‘researchers’ predict our resolve to change is most likely to break

Homeland, Tuesday, RTÉ2, 9.30pm

Irish celebs including Sonia O’Sullivan, Samantha Mumba and Niamh Kavanagh don their aprons for the second series of the high-pres(...)

Dancing with the Stars contestants Des Cahill, Teresa Mannion, Hughie Maughan and Aoibhin Garrihy. Photographs: RTE

The Irish Strictly is finally ready to take to the dancefloor, and fingers are crossed for a few Irish gongs at the Golden Globe A(...)

“I’ve seen the error of my ways,” said Endanezer. “Release me from this nightmare so I can set about becoming a benevolent leader”

He was visited by a terrifying apparition: the ghost of Joan Burton, wailing like a banshee

Soloist Celine Byrne, Christmas Carols from Cork, Christmas Eve, RTÉ One, 8.10pm. Photograph: Miki Barlok/RTE

A round-up of the best things on TV over the festive season

‘Suddenly everyone is seeking a hygge life, putting a hygge spin on every activity, and dreaming of a hygge Christmas’

You also disliked ‘gift’ as a verb and ‘keep the recovery going’ as a slogan

Captain America: The Winter Soldier, Christmas Day, 9.25pm, RTE Two

A round-up of the best films on TV between now and the New Year

Where will Santa’s workshop be if the Arctic ice cap melts? Getty Images/Vetta

Place of magic and mystery melting away as new record low for Arctic ice recorded

Christy Dignam and his band Aslan are back on the road, and planning a two-night show at Vicar Street next month

Singer Christy Dignam was told he had six months to live. Four years later, he’s getting ready to make the most of another festive(...)

Ireland with Ardal O’Hanlon, Wednesday, More4, 9pm

Including a doc on the LE Samuel Beckett, and a trip around Ireland with Ardal O’Hanlon

This Is Ireland with Des Bishop, Monday, RTÉ Two, 10pm

Comedian Des Bishop take aim at Irish politics in a new weekly satirical series

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