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Dermot Morgan as Father Trendy. The image features in a new exhibition at the National Photographic Archive marking 60 years of television in Ireland. Photograph: John Rowe/RTÉ

This twangs the memory chords, bringing it all back. There’s Rashers and Toucher in Strumpet City; Jimmy O’Dea with Maureen Potter; Charles Haughey an(...)

Fintan O’Toole (centre) as a boy

'There has been no straight flight path from the poor and benighted Ireland of the 1950s to... shiny modernity': Fintan O'Toole looks at the story&(...)

 Gbenga Akinnagbe, Zoë Chao in Modern Love season 2. Photograph: Amazon

Cruel Summer Friday, August 6th The cult US hit finally comes to Amazon Prime Video. Indebted to the work of Kevin Williamson (Scream, Dawson’s Creek(...)

Schitt’s Creek: the Roses at 30 Fifeshire Road, in Toronto, from the Netflix series

The mansion from which the Rose family were evicted in the first episode of the Emmy award-winning comedy Schitt’s Creek has been listed for sale for (...)

Zendaya during the 72nd Primetime Emmy Awards ceremony held virtually on September 20, 2020. Photograph: American Broadcasting Companies,/AFP via Getty Images

Euphoria star Zendaya made history with her surprise victory at the Emmys, becoming the youngest actress to win the outstanding drama lead award. The(...)

‘I feel bad giving out about Schitt’s Creek but the general contentment that passes over the town is an unremitting buzzkill’

Netflix has become a nagging parent. No, scratch that. Here’s a comparison that will serve to bind my larger argument. Netflix has become Sybil Fawlty(...)

Gay Byrne and his wife, Kathleen Watkins in 1993

Was Gay Byrne a feminist? It was his fellow RTÉ presenter, Miriam O’Callaghan, who put this intriguing theory before the nation on Tuesday night, dur(...)

Gay Byrne in 1979: He was everybody and no one. File photograph: Eddie Kelly

In September 1993, I went on Gay Byrne’s Late Late Show. I had been writing in The Irish Times about Stay Safe, a schools programme designed to give c(...)

Schitt’s Creek: hidden comedy gem. Photograph: Netflix

In February 2015, Chris Elliott made his final appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman. As Letterman’s funniest and best-known collaborator, (...)

Kerry babies case: Joanne Hayes, whom 43 “important men” methodically flayed on the tribunal stand

Fallen women. Bold girls. Silly, stupid girls. Poor, unfortunate girls. They were part of the fabric of life in the Ireland of the 1980s. The unmista(...)

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