Minister for Health Stephen Donnelly was defiantly upbeat when he appeared on The Last Word. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

With Dublin looking at being confined to base again due to surging coronavirus cases, it’s a good time for the capital’s inhabitants to come up with n(...)

Rupert Murdoch in The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty: Benny Hill music to be added later.  Photograph: Tom Pilston

A lot of people have pointed out that the BBC documentary series The Rise of the Murdoch Dynasty (BBC2, Tuesday) has much in common with a certain fic(...)

Rupert Murdoch. Photograph: BBC

Rupert Murdoch can’t be blamed for coronavirus. But many of the rest of the world’s ills tend to be laid at the feet of the Australian media mogul, ac(...)

Brendan O’Connor: The pandemic flattens O’Connor’s usual spiky energy. Photograph: RTÉ

Is the strain starting to tell on Brendan O’Connor? Opening Sunday’s edition of his eponymous weekend show (RTÉ Radio 1, Saturday & Sunday), O’Con(...)

 Brian O’Driscoll is attended to by  physio Phil Pask and  Dr James Robson as he lies injured on the ground. Photograph: Shaun Botterill/Getty Images

On June 25th, 2005 Lions captain Brian O’Driscoll was the victim of a spear tackle 41 seconds into the first Test against New Zealand in the Jade stad(...)

 Liveline’s Joe Duffy has been urging his audience to wash their hands, using practically any opportunity to drive the message home.

Having presided over many fractious on-air arguments in his time, Joe Duffy is well used to asking people to keep their language clean. In the light o(...)

Seamus Mallon and  John Hume at the SDLP 33rd annual conference at the Wellington Park Hotel, Belfast in 2004. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Tributes have been paid from across the political spectrum to Seamus Mallon, the former deputy first minister of Northern Ireland and deputy leader of(...)

As Labour deals with a devastating defeat at the general election, who will replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader. Photograph: Leon Neal/Getty Images

As Labour deals with a devastating defeat at the general election, here is a look at who could be in the race to replace Jeremy Corbyn as party leader(...)

Alastair Campbell  addresses The Phil debating society  at Trinity College Dublin Photograph: Laura Hutton

Former Downing Street press secretary Alastair Campbell said he cannot see London securing approval for a Brexit deal by October 31st, pushing the UK (...)

Scarlett Curtis. Photograph: David Levenson/Getty

Back in May, Scarlett Curtis travelled to Dublin to record a live episode of her podcast Feminists Don’t Wear Pink. The sold-out crowd consisted (...)

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