Alison Spittle

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Body & Soul: Bonobo’s stunning set. Photograph: Debbie Hickey/Getty

Walking into Body & Soul on the second of its three days, the festival felt better organised and more detailed. The event has settled more comfort(...)

The Maori have tribal tattoos; the Indians have henna skin dye. We prefer to adorn ourselves with sun damage from neck to ears and fingertip to bicep

On Saturday afternoon at the Body & Soul Festival, I’m hosting an Irish Times panel all about Irish culture with comedian Alison Spittle, writer E(...)

RTÉ will “miss the Six Nations”, says group commercial director Willie O’Reilly. “There is no point in saying otherwise”

RTÉ is suffering ongoing shock waves from the Brexit vote and may see a decline in its advertising revenue in 2017 as a result, says group commercial (...)

Stealth drama: Sharon Horgan and Rob  Delaney in ‘Catastrophe’. Photograph: David Stewart

Last month, Lena Dunham’s Girls had its last episode. The cultural impact of the show on television is similar to the impact Frozen had on animated fe(...)

RTÉ director-general Dee Forbes: her plan is known as ‘One RTÉ’. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

RTÉ will be aiming for a touch of class in its autumn programming season. The public service broadcaster plans to bring the theme of class, pay and I(...)

Six-year-old Cindy Wang and friends at the launch  of Cruinniú Na Cásca 2017,  which will take place on Easter Monday in Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you can’t find a topic of interest in Monday’s Cruinniú na Cásca roster of talks and events, you might need to check you have a heart or indeed a p(...)

“I had no idea I was funny until I was in my thirties and I started going to AA meetings,” says author Marian Keyes. “I was telling people all these(...)

Supporters of the Waking The Feminists campaign on the Rosie Hackett bridge in Dublin on Monday. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

At this week’s Waking The Feminists event – held to mark the year-long gender equality campaign – speakers were invited to offer “one more thing” to (...)

 Alison Spittle describes the Set List improv show at the Edinburgh Festival Fringe as the most exhilirating thing she’s ever done. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

What do American comedians like Will Ferrell, Amy Poehler and Stephen Colbert have in common? They’re effortlessly funny, they never seem “on the spot(...)

Chris Greene and Ciara King: late-night presenters on 2fm, and recent stand-ins on ‘Breakfast Republic’.

Chemistry between radio presenters is one of those hard-to-define, know-it-when-you-hear-it, know-it-when-it’s-missing things. Bad chemistry in the st(...)

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