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US chipmaker Broadcom is in talks to buy software group VMware, in a takeover that could generate a huge windfall for the technology company’s largest shareholder Michael Dell. Photograph: Getty

US chipmaker Broadcom is in talks to buy software group VMware, in a takeover that could generate a huge windfall for the technology company’s largest(...)

Queen Charlotte (Golda Rosheuvel) has no trouble reaching the end of Lady Whistledown’s scandal sheets in Bridgerton, made for Netflix by Shonda Rhimes’s company Shondaland. Photograph: Liam Daniel/Netflix

Are you a starter or a completer? The distinction is important to Netflix, as it should be to any self-respecting media company trying to commandeer s(...)

Slapgate: Will Smith, Jada Pinkett Smith and Chris Rock. Photograph: Angela Weiss and Robyn Beck/AFP

Jada Pinkett Smith promoted healing in an Instagram post on Tuesday, her first public comment since her husband slapped comedian Chris Rock at this ye(...)

Customers browsed the shelves in Chapters on Dublin’s Parnell Street as the bookshop reopened on Friday. Photograph: Damien Eagers

The bookselling sector contributed €9.6 million to the Exchequer in 2021, a record year for Irish book sales in terms of revenue, according to an esti(...)

For Andrew Cotter, who is studying a master’s degree in political science at Vrije University in Amsterdam, an equivalent degree would have cost him about €10,000 in Ireland

People pursue master’s degrees for a variety of reasons, such as to progress further in a chosen career path, to hold an additional qualification in t(...)

The top 50 most-watched TV programmes can act as a mirror to current affairs. Photograph: iStock

How has what we watch on television changed over the past 10 years? Comparing the list of the top 50 programmes consumed by Irish viewers in 2021 wit(...)

Oprah Winfrey’s interview with Prince Harry and his wife Meghan, the Duchess of Sussex, was the fifth most-watched programme on Irish television in 2021. Photograph: Joe Pugliese/Harpo Productions/AFP

The amount of time Irish people devoted to watching television fell last year – but only by 11 minutes a day, figures compiled by research firm Nielse(...)

 Cian Prendergast of Connacht is tackled by Niall Scannell of Munster during the United Rugby Championship match between Connacht and Munster at the Sportsground in Galway. Photograph: Brendan Moran/Sportsfile

The New Year’s Day rugby fixture between Connacht and Munster was the most-watched programme on TG4 over the festive period. Rugbaí Beo was watched b(...)

Sky News breakfast presenter Kay Burley: the channel will be available free-to-air on Saorview. Photograph: Sky

Sky News will launch on the Saorview television platform next Tuesday, the Comcast-owned broadcaster has announced, becoming the 12th television chan(...)

RTÉ’s Late Late Toy Show, presented by Ryan Tubridy: in a ratings league of its own. Photograph: RTÉ

This week Irish television will almost certainly – unless something goes very wrong – enjoy what is reliably its biggest night of the year courtesy of(...)

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