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Singers Una Healy and Loah, presenters of The Heart of Saturday Night on RTÉ One. Photograph: Rich Gilligan

There is a welcome Ronseal quality to Fanning at Whelan’s. Dave Fanning walks along Dublin’s semi-deserted Wexford Street telling viewers that for an (...)

Banksy: Christopher Walken paints over the artwork in The Outlaws. Photograph: Big Talk/Four Eyes/PA Wire

With a few swipes of a roller, the actor Christopher Walken has painted over a real Banksy artwork from the side of a building in the finale of the BB(...)

Macbeth: Saoirse Ronan appears opposite James McArdle at the Almeida Theatre in London

The four-time Irish Oscar nominee Saoirse Ronan and Mare of Easttown’s James McArdle say they took inspiration from Kim Kardashian and Kanye West for (...)

Alva’s World, made by Kavaleer Productions for RTÉ and Sky Kids, teaches children about online safety. Photograph: RTÉ

Before the sprinkling of celebrities could be shepherded on to the yellow furniture in Studio 5, RTÉ’s live-streamed season launch event began with a (...)

RTÉ’s group head of factual, Seán Mac Giolla Phádraig. ‘Obviously, the ultimate objective would be to become a growhouse for original formats we can export.’ Photograph: Andres Poveda

From murder and imprisonment to competitive make-up artistry and Irish wedding speeches, few subject limits apply to the pitches that land on the desk(...)

James Helm: ‘For five great years I had what was, without a doubt, the best job in the global operations of BBC News.’

A sunny morning in August 2011. I turned right out of the driveway one last time and the tears began. First it was me, then Charlotte, then each of th(...)

Commentator Niall Myant Best and two-time Olympic champion, Scotland’s Shirley Robertson, catered for   a viewer whose only maritime experience was watching Captain Pugwash as a child.

It was all about jibe talkin’ and not a Bee Gee in sight at the Enoshima yacht harbour as the men’s and women’s medal races in the 470 class took plac(...)

Ireland’s Mona McSharry on her way to  qualifying for the Women’s 100m Breaststroke final at the Tokyo Aquatics Centre in Japan, Tokyo. Photograph: Inpho

That lot across the water were losing count of their medals, labelling the day that was in it ‘Manic Monday’. If you were a kind person, you’d have be(...)

Inevitably the BBC investigation renewed focus on the question of what happens to racehorses after their racing career is finished. File photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

A system where money could be guaranteed to make sure thoroughbreds don’t end up in a “paupers grave situation” is being examined by Irish racing’s ru(...)

 Patrik Schick of the Czech Republic celebrates after scoring the first of his two goals in the victory over Scotland at Hampden Park in Glasgow, Scotland. Photograph:  Andy Buchanan/Pool/Getty Images

Hands up: how many of you thought Patrik Schick’s shot was heading for the Shetland Islands? Same here. Just the 49.7 metres from goal, if the fella d(...)

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