Deirdre O’Kane, pictured at a Sky event in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel in February 2019, will front a new stand-up comedy series on Sky One. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Sky One has commissioned Irish production company Kite Entertainment to make a stand-up comedy show fronted by Deirdre O’Kane. The five-part series w(...)

Richard Boyd Barrett said ‘there is a notion abroad that the film industry is exceptional and that the normal rules do not apply to it’. Photograph: Alan Betson / The Irish Times

Film workers who appeared before an Oireachtas committee a year ago to highlight abuses of employees’ rights have been blacklisted by producers in rec(...)

Actor Mel Gibson. Sinn Féin arts spokesman Peadar Tóibín said Gibson’s lawyers had accused the producer of a movie part-filmed in Ireland, “of seeking to swindle Ireland’s tax authorities”. File photograph: Fred Prouser/Reuters

Allegations by Hollywood actor Mel Gibson that a production company attempted to defraud Ireland’s tax authorities, are a matter for the Revenue Commi(...)

Ruthie Ashenhurst, artist at home in Ballsbridge, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Born in Dublin, Ruthie Ashenhurst is a figurative and landscape artist. Having originally trained in fashion at the Grafton Academy in the 1970s, she (...)

Anna Geary: the bookies’ favourite. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien/RTE

Since January, RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars has had the “Glenroe Effect” of a Sunday evening, with the start of the show indicating that your weekend (...)

Dancing with the Stars: filming at Ardmore of the 2017 series of the RTÉ show. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Ardmore Studios has been acquired by a group headed by the chairman of its rival Troy Studios, Joe Devine. Ardmore, in Bray, Co Wicklow, was put on (...)

Dancing with the Stars:  anything can happen. Photographs: Kyran O’Brien/RTÉ

“You here for the dancing?” asks the taxi driver, before giving me a quick tour of Bray’s showbiz hotspots – Sinead O’Connor’s house, and Kilruddery H(...)

Skellig Michael has come to prominence as a setting for the new Star Wars movies, boosting local tourism. Photograph: iStock

Sourcing contacts for permits for fake guns, finding a lost lake, locating a pier deep enough to berth a yacht and getting permission to throw stones (...)

Aoibhín Garrihy is the favourite heading into the Dancing with the Stars final

After 12 weeks, Dancing with the Stars concludes tonight on RTE 1 at 6.30pm. The three finalists will start the show by performing a dance chosen by t(...)

Jimmy Devlin had been taking warfarin following a triple bypass and was more prone to bleeding, the court heard. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A bus driver ferrying cast and crew filming a television advertisement at a disused quarry in Wicklow died following a fall, an inquest heard. Jimmy (...)

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