Angela Scanlon

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Growing Up, Live: Angela Scanlon is so quick-witted and unflappable that she ought to be the subject of further study

“How does a baby learn to walk and talk? Why is it that I am attracted to my partner? How can I grow old gracefully?” For a moment the scientist Deird(...)

‘This is a gig, but this isn’t a gig’: Ed Sheeran introduces the night to an audience of 400 at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday.

In a green-lit building in the well-to-do end of Camden, the ladies toilet says “Cailíní”, the gents says “Buachaillí”. We’re most certainly in the Lo(...)

Irish fans celebrate during  EURO 2016 at Stade Pierre Mauroy in Lille Metropole, France, 22 June 2016. Photograph: EPA/Laurent Dubrule

The Irish are often said to be the best sports fans in the world. We get open letters from host nations at tournaments, double-page spreads in French(...)

Dara Ó Briain and Angela Scanlon have taken over ‘Robot Wars’ hosting duties from Craig Charles and Philippa Forrester, the programme’s most famous presenting team. Photograph: Alan Peebles/PA

Robot Wars has made a triumphant return to television after 12 years. The series, which was broadcast on the BBC from 1998 to 2003, then on Channel(...)

Reality Bites: Skin Deep saw Sinead Kennedy investigate the tattoo phenomenon in Ireland

RTÉ 2 is commissioning another round of its low-budget documentary strand Reality Bites, advising producers that it is in the market for “entertaining(...)

RTÉ2’s ‘Reality Bites’ series includes 2FM DJ Louise McSharry’s ‘F*** Cancer’, which follows her as she prepares to marry her fiancé Gordon Spierin while battling Hodgkin’s Lymphoma.

What was a modest, six-part documentary strand last year has, in RTÉ2’s new autumn schedule, grown to 18 one-hour films from subjects ranging from wei(...)

Vogue Williams and Angela Scanlon during an announcement of a new season of programmes on RTÉ Two at RTÉ studios in Donnybrook, Dublin. Photograph: Gareth Chaney Collins

The 1916 centenary looms large for many Irish media groups, but how does a television channel aimed at 15-34-year-olds approach the topic? By commissi(...)

Father Ted: Its Christmas special from 1996 was the most-watched programme on RTÉ 2 in December 2014.

RTÉ 2 has taken a few swerves in direction since Father Ted and Father Dougal first got lost in the lingerie department. Back then, the channel was ca(...)

‘Clothes can have a profound effect, not only on how you see yourself but on how others see you too.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

Clothing is a divisive issue. To some it’s pure function; covering the body and preventing any potential Emperor’s New Clothes scenario. But to oth(...)

Connected, which has won RTÉ2 legions of female fans

In October of last year, Bill Malone was half a year into the job of channel controller of RTÉ2. At the time, Malone spoke at a mile a minute in hi(...)

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