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Moonage Daydream: David Bowie. Photograph: Brian Ward/EMI

We never listened to music around the house when I was growing up; I only heard whatever was on the radio. It wasn’t until I moved out and went to col(...)

Ireland under-18 manager got off to a winning start as his side beat Hungary 2-0 in Budapest. Photograph:  Ryan Byrne/Inpho

Hungary U18 0 Ireland U18 2 The Republic of Ireland under-18s made it a winning start to Colin O’Brien’s reign with a 2-0 victory over Hungary in Bud(...)

Characters Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley), Star O’Keeffe (Penny and Nola Richardson), Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) are back from a third season of the show. Photographer: Miki Barlok

For all of Normal People’s talking points, the breakout star from this year’s biggest drama appears to be the chain worn by its male lead Connell – it(...)

Actor Alex Murphy: ‘I love the way anything goes in New York. I can imagine myself living there at some point in my life.’
Alex Murphy: On My Culture Radar

Restaurant KCs in Cork, which you could call a high-end chip shop. It does the best takeaway in all of Ireland. They serve pittas, burgers, chicken a(...)

Jock (Chris Walley) and  Conor (Alex Murphy) in The Young Offenders

The return of the Young Offenders represents a rare twinkle of sunlight in these dark days for Irish broadcasting. Gay Byrne has passed away while RTÉ(...)

Agnes Brown (Brendan O’Carroll) celebrates ‘Mrs Brown’s Boys’ topping the Irish Christmas television charts again. Photograph: BBC / RTÉ.

The festive episode of Mrs Brown’s Boys claimed what is by now its traditional prize of being the most-watched programme on Irish television over the (...)

Sarah Greene was awarded the Ros Hubbard Award for Acting in advance of this year’s Irish Film Festival London, for her role in ‘Rosie’. Photograph: Courtesy of Element Pictures

The Irish Film Festival London returns to London’s cinemas next week for the eighth year. The festival showcases Ireland’s latest mainstream and indep(...)

Rising stars: actor Chris Walley and film producer Fodhla Cronin O’Reilly. Photographs: BAFTA/Phil Fisk

While you might not expect to find any Irish people on an initiative named BAFTA Breakthrough Brits, the British academy has named Young Offenders act(...)

The Young Offenders: Connor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley).  Photograph: Miki Barlok

It was unclear whether the first series of The Young Offenders (RTE Two, Thursday, 9pm) would go quietly or be dragged out kicking and screaming for i(...)

Chris Walley and Alex Murphy are exquisitely cast as Jock and Conor

If you’ve already met Conor and Jock, the delinquent stars of Peter Foott’s glorious coming-of-age caper The Young Offenders, you shouldn’t be surpris(...)

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