Anna Nolan

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Big Brother may be watching us, but fewer people are watching Big Brother. Photograph: Channel 5 / PA Wire

Writing recently about the 20th anniversary of TV3 had me thinking about how television seemed to lunge right into a new era around the turn of the Mi(...)

Every death counts sadly: Syrians carry dead bodies after reported shelling by government forces in Douma in the eastern Ghouta region, on November 17th, 2017. Photograph: Amer Almohibany/AFP/Getty

In seven years, the casualties of Syria’s civil war have grown from the first handful of protesters shot by government forces to hundreds of thousands(...)

An open letter to Ireland and Ulster rugby officials demanding Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding never play for the sides again has appeared as an advertisement in a Northern Irish newspaper.

An open letter to Ireland and Ulster rugby officials demanding that Paddy Jackson and Stuart Olding never play for the sides again has appeared as an (...)

Biddy White Lennon on TV3’s Great Irish Bake Off

The death has occurred of the actor and food writer Biddy White Lennon who rose to prominence in the RTÉ soap opera The Riordans. She starred in the(...)

Katie and Daniel on the Irish version of First Dates

Anna Nolan, head of development at Coco Television, is no stranger to reality TV. A star of the first series of Big Brother on Channel 4 and now pres(...)

Neven Maguire: shares Aunt Maureen’s Christmas pudding recipe in his RTÉ Christmas special

Looking for inspiration on how best to eat your own body weight this Christmas? Look no further than Irish broadcasters’ gluttonous offering of food-r(...)

Lilly Higgins: taking over from Biddy White Lennon on The Great Irish Bake Off.  Photograph: Aidan Crawley

TV3’s autumn launch to the advertising industry (and likely sponsors) in late June stole some of the thunder from the station’s launch to the media ye(...)

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(...)

Coming out: ‘It can be a really hard process.’ Photograph: Thinkstock

October 11th is National Coming Out Day, but coming out isn’t what it used to be. Where once people felt restricted by the intolerance of Catholic (...)

On the road: Becks and his mates in ‘David Beckham Into the Unknown’

Before David Beckham sets off on a motorcycle trip from Rio through the Amazon rainforest “to find himself”, his wife, Victoria, reasonably asks, “Why(...)

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