Finally we have lift-off: Aidan O’Mahony scored his first maximum of 30 points for his final dance. Photograph: RTE/Jon Barton

For the last 12 weeks, familiar faces from the football pitch, the commentators’ box, the eye of the storm, Carrigstown, the Irish comedy circuit, and(...)

Last dance saloon: Des Cahill and Karen Byrne. Photographs: RTE

Just as Enda Kenny calls for a referendum to be held on voting rights for Irish abroad in presidential elections, our voters at home – with the combin(...)

The people’s champion: Des Cahill scored 17 points from the judges. Photograph: RTE

It’s Icons Week on Dancing with the Stars so we get to see some Beyoncé and some Bieber of a Sunday but unfortunately we lost Katherine Lynch and her (...)

Teresa Mannion: first to fall victim of the dreaded dance off. Photograph: RTE

This week on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars, the Dreaded Dance Off – aka The DDO – makes its first appearance and RTÉ news correspondent Teresa Mannion (...)

Three 10s -  perfect score for Dayl Cronin. Photograph: RTÉ

It’s Switch-Up Week this week on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars and as we are seven weeks in and four couples down, things might be a little bit too com(...)

Des Bishop: passionate paso doble and a score of 24 not enough to keep him in the competition.  Photograph: RTE

Love is all around us this week on Dancing with the Stars’ Valentine’s Special, but that love – as cruel and fickle as it so often is – did not extend(...)

Winging it: Dr Eva Orsmond and partner Sean Smullen. Photograph: RTE

Dr Eva Orsmond is the latest celebrity to be voted off RTE’s Dancing with the Stars, and while she was at the bottom of the judges’ leaderboard last (...)

Hughie Maughan: voted off Dancing with the Stars. Photograph: RTE

Hughie Maughan is the first celebrity dancer to be eliminated by public vote from Dancing with the Stars and even though he gently waltzed his way out(...)

A spray too far: Hughie Maughan on Dancing with the Stars. Photographs: RTÉ, Hughie Maughan

Talking points from week two: the women took to the floor but they were outshone by Hughie Maughan’s fake tan disaster-on-purpose

Des Cahill and Karen Byrne after their performance on the Dancing with the Stars opening show at Ardmore. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

There was high praise for the first show and Des Cahill – but as for the fake tan...