“Michael Collins and others were championing the virtues of one breed in particular – a feisty, fearless terrier they saw as the four-legged epitome of the national spirit.” Photograph: Getty Images

October 1920 was a tense month in Dublin. Then as now, the city was in lockdown, with a curfew between midnight and 5am. The War of Independence raged(...)

Carmel Hickey: ‘She was a proper mam. She was our mam.’

This article is one of a series about people who have died with coronavirus in Ireland and among the diaspora. Read more at irishtimes.com/covid-19-li(...)

Miriam O’Callaghan

In moments of crisis we cling to the strangest things. With coronavirus, it turns out Irish households can’t bear to go without a king’s ransom in sli(...)

Ryan Tubridy demonstrating how coronavirus testing works during last Friday's Late Late Show

Miriam O’Callaghan is to become the first woman to present The Late Late Show in its 58-year history. O’Callaghan will stand in for Ryan Tubridy, who(...)

Brendan O’Carroll stars in Mrs Brown’s Boys, which was the most watched show on RTÉ television on Christmas Day.

Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs Brown’s Boys was the most watched television show by Irish viewers on Christmas Day for the ninth year in a row. Mrs Brown’s (...)

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(...)

Cannes do spirit: the main competition jury at the opening ceremony of the French film festival, which is also a marketplace for film-makers from all over the world, including Ireland. Photograph: John Phillips/Getty

As you read this, the lower decks of the Palais des Festivals in Cannes are awash with producers, distributors and funders. There has been all kinds o(...)

Brendan O’Carroll generates much of his income from touring, while the appeal of the TV programme shows no sign of abating

The earning power of Agnes Brown shows no sign of slowing down as profits at a Brendan O’Carroll entertainment company almost doubled to €643,876 last(...)

Mrs Brown’s Boys Buster (Danny O’Carroll)  Screengrab: BBC

Mrs Brown’s Boys actor Daniel O’Carroll was among 73 individuals and firms who made settlements in the latest list of tax defaulters. Mr O’Carroll, s(...)

Cliona Hagan and Robert Rowinski got the top score of 21 on week two of  Dancing With The Stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Tears, twirls and tangos all make an appearance as week two of Dancing with the Stars sees the female contestants competing in earnest for the first t(...)

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