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The Today Show’s St Patrick’s Day Special, with Dáithí Ó Sé, is a national treasure chest of an episode

It will be interesting to see how the reality show The Circle will fare now that the franchise, which sees people confined to apartments and allowed t(...)

Big Tom: Cloch le Carn paid tribute to McBride as both performer and stalwart of his community. Photograph: Tuam Herald/RTÉ

Nowhere else in the world could have produced a star such as Big Tom McBride. The country singer with the endless sideburns played football for his co(...)

Funeral of Níall Tóibín in Mount Argus, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Níall Tóibín was widely loved, and “the support from friends and extended family this past week has been tremendous”, the late actor’s son Seán said a(...)

Ivan Yates: ‘It’s a national sport in Ireland to be a begrudger.’ Photograph: Cyril Byrne

No-one could accuse Ivan Yates of being shy and retiring. The presenter of The Hard Shoulder (Newstalk, weekdays) has never been short of self-confide(...)

Ryan Tubridy again ingratiates himself with the real people of Ireland on this, the latest Late Late Show Country Special.

“Hello, it’s me Big Ryan Tubridy and I eat dinner in the middle of the day. My favourite bullock is called ‘de Valera’ and my favourite song is called(...)

Brian D’Arcy of Luna Connect says the company ‘saw an opportunity to build a product for financial institutions that would accelerate their digital transformation’. Photograph: Andrew Downes

Luna Connect is a new digital lending platform primarily aimed at those lending to SMEs. It is designed to fit into the rapidly evolving financial ser(...)

The choir of St John the Baptist Catholic church in Killeagh, Co Cork, which will  sing at the World Meeting of Families. Photograph:  Michael Mac Sweeney/Provision

At Mass in St Matthew’s church in Ballyfermot, Dublin, Fr Joe McDonald is criticising homophobia within the church. He jokes about people who have ask(...)

From left, Aoife and Sean Maguire, Niamh Maguire, Erin Keaney, Patrick Keaney, Gaby Maguire and Dana Keaney are all ready to cheer on Fermanagh at Clones on Sunday. Photograph:  Ronan McGrade

“Is there some big match on?” These were the remarks of one unionist in Co Fermanagh this week as he surveys the green and white bunting strewn across(...)

Archbishop Eamon Martin said repeal of the  Eighth Amendment would ‘pave the way for a very liberal abortion regime in Ireland’. Photograph: Eric Luke

The Catholic Primate of All Ireland has asked voters to “think of two lives” when they step inside the polling booth on Friday. “To be against abort(...)

Keeping it country: Big Tom on stage at Cork Opera House (1981).

On Tuesday morning, as the tributes pour in for the late Big Tom McBride on the Ryan Tubridy Show (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays), one song in particular spri(...)

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