Brian Dowling

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Dancing with the Stars: Fr Ray Kelly and Kylee Vincent in rehearsals before the show. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Dancing wih the Stars has been a ratings juggernaut for RTE since it first aired four years ago. But what's it like to put an episode together(...)

Fr Ray Kelly with pro dancer Kylee Vincent.  Photo Credit: Kyran O’Brien Photography

Sweaty palms, racing pulses, melting heats. Either it’s the first meeting of a new Fine Gael-Fianna Fáil coalition or we’ve reached Valentine’s Week o(...)

 Between the spread of coronavirus and the savage onset of Storm Ciara, the removal of Simon Cowell’s talent contest from television screens, for one year at least, has slipped through the news cracks. Photograph: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images

The ambitious but nervous hopefuls, their dignity on the line, stand under the harsh lights, waiting to hear if they have met the approval of the voti(...)

Glenda Gilson and Robert Rowinski during the live show of Dancing with the stars. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

There are miracles, and then there is Fr Ray Kelly’s ongoing participation in Dancing with the Stars. He somehow survives again this week despite a pu(...)

Cathal Berry is contesting the newly-enlarged Kildare South constituency. Photograph: Michael Donnelly.

Dr Cathal Berry’s newly-opened campaign office in Newbridge has the air of a military command centre. In the middle of the room, a group are gathered(...)

The site is currently promoting “Bobby Sands: Remember the Hunger Strikers” jerseys featuring the number 81 on the back

The Sinn Féin company involved in the sale of republican memorabilia and occasional publications laid off its staff last year, according to accounts j(...)

Gerry Adams, while president of Sinn Féin, at a Friends of Sinn Féin fundraising dinner in New York in 2015. File photograph: Michael Nagle

A company set up by Sinn Féin to commemorate the 1916 Rising still owed €109,949 to the party’s fund-raising organisation in the United States at the (...)

David McCullagh in the This Week studio

RTÉ Prime Time presenter David McCullagh will join the team on the This Week programme with Carole Coleman and Justin McCarthy part of a new on-air te(...)

Brian Dowling as the Genie, Donal Brennan as Aladdin, Nadia Forde as Princess Jasmine, Rob Murphy as Buffy, Alan Hughes as Sammy Sausages (and in back row Carl Stallwood as Abbanazar)in  Aladdin at the Tivoli Theatre

Tivoli Theatre, Dublin **** Amid a blaze of jewel-coloured costumes, a burst of dancing whirls and a blast of Jai Ho, Aladdin appears – “I’m just Al(...)

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan on dispute with teachers’ unions: “I’ve put a very significant amount on the table and nothing has come back from the other side.” Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times.

Minister for Education Jan O’Sullivan has refused to offer further concessions to teachers’ unions who are planning to stage one-day strikes in protes(...)

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