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Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

Camille O’Sullivan performing at the Irish Embassy in London for St Brigid’s Day in 2018.

From London to Warsaw to Washington this weekend, events will be held around the world celebrating the talent and creativity of Irish women, to mark S(...)

 Presidential candidate Peter Casey following a presidential radio debate at RTÉ Radio studios, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

At his launch on Wednesday, President Michael D Higgins used humour very effectively to deal with questions about his age, happy to take a page from t(...)

Newstalk’s ‘Hard Shoulder’ presenter Ivan Yates. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Ivan Yates has overtaken Pat Kenny as Newstalk’s most popular presenter, helping the station to its highest ever market share, according to the latest(...)

Nobody’s fool:  Anthony Hopkins. Photograph: Ed Miller

King Lear Monday, BBC Two, 9.30pm A mad king rules over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England, and pretty soon everything descends into chao(...)

Zoë Wanamaker, Phyllis Logan and Miranda Richardson star as friends who come to rely on each other in 'Girlfriends'. Photograph: ITV

Alison Spittle’s Culchie Club Monday, RTÉ Two, 9.30pm Are you a culchie? Do you know any culchies? Are you perhaps married to a culchie? Or maybe you’(...)

Marian Finucane: Her Radio 1 Sunday show has grown its audience by 38,000 over the past year and now has 346,000 listeners.

Marian Finucane and RTÉ Radio 1’s weekend sports coverage were the main winners in the latest radio ratings, according to the Joint National Listeners(...)

In addition to her new role with RTÉ, Sarah McInerney will continue to present the Sunday show on TV3. Photograph: Brian McEvoy

RTÉ Radio 1 has added a number of female presenters to its daily output, including former Newstalk presenter Sarah McInerney and former CNN anchor Fio(...)

The Irish Government will insist on a say in how Westminster governs Northern Ireland if no Executive is re-established at Stormont. The Belfast Agreement entitles it to such a say. Photograph: Getty Images

Our neighbour is getting increasingly troublesome. We are set for a very turbulent period in Anglo-Irish relations. The cordial engagements which Irel(...)

Former interim chief executive of Console David Hall said the charity regulator needed more power. File photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The phone bill of the suicide charity Console had not been paid for 12 months and had an outstanding bill of €23,000, according to David Hall. The f(...)

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