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 (...)

Mary Mitchell-O’Connor told Richard Boyd Barrett that Ardmore Studios “is being placed on the market for sale as a going concern”. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

Planning restrictions on the site of Ardmore Studios in Co Wicklow mean it will be retained as a film-only zoning, Minister for Enterprise Mary Mitche(...)

Comedian Marty Feldman with Seamus Smith managing director National Film Studios photographed at Dublin Airport. Marty is here to take part in a film “The Last re-make of Beau Geste” being filmed at The National Film Studios in Bray. Photograph: Kevin McMahon / THE IRISH TIMES

It has happened to the best of us. You get all dressed up in your snazziest shirt and tie, and you fluff up your hair, and you head off to meet someb(...)

Puttin’ on the Ritz was the opening group dance in ‘Dancing with the Stars’ on Sunday night on RTÉ One. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

“Get your glitter on,” or don’t, get your slippers on, it’s Sunday night, and it’s the very first RTÉ episode of Dancing with the Stars, LIVE! from Ar(...)

Mr Casey said as many as 500 jobs were supported when Ardmore Studios was working at full capacity

A Fianna Fáil TD has called on the Government to use its stake in Ardmore Studios in Co Wicklow to veto its sale. Wicklow Deputy Pat Casey has said (...)

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