Eddie Doyle

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RTÉ’s new group head of drama and comedy Shane Murphy, who will take up the role in August.

RTÉ has appointed Shane Murphy, the managing director of London-based Acorn Media Enterprises, as its group head of drama and comedy. The Dubliner w(...)

Lisa McGee, creator and writer of Channel 4 hit ‘Derry Girls’ was recognised as a rising star at a television industry dinner at the Irish embassy in London.

Irish television talent and executives attended a special industry dinner in the Irish embassy in London last night at which Derry Girls creator Lisa (...)

 Dee Forbes, director general of RTÉ: “A properly funded RTÉ can deliver an exciting offering to the Irish public.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Played for dark laughs, there is a moment in coming-of-age comedy The Young Offenders when a dropped hammer takes a comically long time to bounce off (...)

Eddie Doyle: Incoming head of content production at BBC NI.

Senior RTÉ executive Eddie Doyle is leaving the broadcaster to become head of content production at BBC Northern Ireland. Mr Doyle was head of comed(...)

Moorefield’s Éanna O’Connor, son of former Kerry manager Jack, scores a point against Rathnew. Photograph: Ken Sutton/Inpho

Moorefield 2-13 Rathnew 2-6  Kildare champions Moorefield performed the definitive Leinster club ritual. They came to Aughrim, took on the local(...)

RTÉ nativity mockumentary ‘The School’ featuring Dominic MacHale as Mr English, Laura O’Mahony as Briege Daly and Tadhg Hickey as Mr Hegarty

RTÉ will for the first time put an entire series on the RTÉ Player before it is broadcast on television. The School, a three-part mockumentary about t(...)

National potato day: try Maris Piper for making chips and for roasting. Photograph: iStock/Getty

Happy Potato Day, everybody! For the day that’s in it we thought we’d dig up all the interesting things we could find about the humble spud. 1 Irish (...)

Nostalgia that travels: RTÉ2’s 1980s-themed ‘Bridget & Eamon’, featuring Jennifer Zamparelli and Bernard O’Shea, was acquired by UKTV.

RTÉ is calling for proposals for television comedies with export potential under a joint funding scheme with the Irish Film Board. An initial 10 hal(...)

The potential to return, like: RTÉ2’s ‘Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope’ starring Nika McGuigan (left) and Seána Kerslake.

In Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope, the new comedy drama made for RTÉ by Deadpan Pictures, Danielle (Nika McGuigan) sums up her friendship with Aisling (Seána (...)

The 2015 ‘X Factor’ final’s audience of 8.4 million was less than half the 17.2 million who watched Matt Cardle triumph over Rebecca Ferguson and One Direction in 2010. Photograph: Press Association

ITV has signed a deal with Simon Cowell’s Syco Entertainment and FremantleMedia UK to keep The X Factor on air until “at least” 2019, which to its de(...)

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