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Walter Figueira scored Derry City’s second goal in the 3-1 over Cork City. Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

Derry City 3 Cork City 1 Two goals in two minutes saw Derry City climb into fourth spot in the Premier Division table following this vital victory ov(...)

Maxine Peake  plays a middle-aged Leeds woman drawn into an unlikely dalliance with a widowed shoe-fetishist

Alan Bennett occupies a sacrosanct place in English drama and the original Talking Heads, which aired in two runs in 1988 and 1998, is revered as a cl(...)

Irish actor Eve Hewson in BBC’s new period drama The Luminaries. Photograph: Kirsty Griffin

Opium! Gold! Astrolabes! Fancy hats! Olde-timey sidearms! Colonialism! Sailboats! It’s the olden days again on the British national broadcaster. And t(...)

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You may have the best creative idea in the world, but it won’t come to anything if you don’t have the right place or proper equipment to produce it. F(...)

The Blindboy Podcast:  Flick through the Apple podcast charts on any given day and you will see that Irish podcasts are among the most popular in the country.   Photograph: Alan Place

In September, former Irish rugby international Jamie Heaslip posed a question on Twitter: “Should I start a podcast?” He asked his followers to vote y(...)

Cork City’s Alan Bennett has taken up a coaching role with club following the departure of John Caulfield. Photograph: Oisin Keniry/Inpho

John Cotter has hinted Alan Bennett may be about to give up playing after taking on a coaching role, along with Colin Healy, in the Cork City manageme(...)

The old country: performers during a scene showing a pre-industrial rural England as part of  the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. Photograph: Mike Blake/Reuters

In his very funny and very sad novel about the years leading up to Brexit, entitled Middle England, Jonathan Coe captures a moment that now seems stra(...)

Dundalk’s Michael Duffy heads home his side’s goal in the SSE Airtricity League Premier Division match against Cork City at  Oriel Park. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Dundalk 1 Cork City 0 Their sluggish start to the season was starting to seem like a distant memory as Dundalk completed a third straight victory her(...)

What Time Is Death? Paul Duane’s documentary charts Bill Drummond and Jimmy Cauty’s project to build a pyramid of  bricks containing human ashes

A little bit of urban English magick arrived at the Irish Film Institute on Tuesday night when Paul Duane, a singular director of films about singular(...)

The Royal National Theatre in London: “A national theatre isn’t just an organisation that puts on plays. It is also a symbol.” Photograph: Scott E Barbour/Getty

They had Richard Eyre on the radio last week. BBC Radio 4’s PM programme brought in the former artistic director of the National Theatre in London to (...)

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