A Skull in Connemara: Jarlath Tivnan, Maria McDermottroe and Pat Shortt in Decadent Theatre Company’s 2018 production of Martin McDonagh’s play. Photograph: Darragh Kane

On January 2nd, 1996, I hitched a lift from Nenagh to Galway. Thumbing was something I had mastered during my college years, but on this particular w(...)

Winner of best supporting actor Brían F O’Byrne poses in the press room at the Virgin TV British Academy Television Awards 2018 held at the Royal Festival Hall, Southbank Centre, London. Photograph: Ian West/PA

There were two Irish successes at the Bafta TV awards on Sunday night. Cavan man Brian F O’Byrne took home a Bafta for best supporting actor for his (...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy: the Irish singer competes in the Eurovision final on Saturday. Photograph: Pedro Nunes/Reuters

The Late Late Show RTÉ One, Friday, 9.35pm What’s the collective noun for a group of Eurovision Song Contest winners? A ballad? A dry ice? A key chang(...)

 Rob Delaney and Sharon Horgan in Catastrophe

The Crown and Black Mirror helped Netflix to a strong performance in the TV Bafta nominations, as the streaming giant’s Royal and sci-fi dramas shared(...)

 Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes said it was not ‘logical to expect that any one programme at any one time can have exact gender parity, much less any one speciality in any one programme’  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes has defended its 2017 all-male programme and said gender equality in the theatre will take time. Druid h(...)

Behind bars: Brendan Coyle and Joanne Froggatt as Bates  and Anna in Downton Abbey

It has been recommissioned for a sixth series – and why wouldn’t it when the viewing figures are so huge? It’s as much a cultural phenomenon as a t(...)

Flint-hard: Claire Danes in Homeland

Few jobs are so interesting that a camera crew can knock two hours of relatively consecutive, engaging television out of them. Even actors describe(...)

“Everything is ridiculous in McNultygate,” actor Brían F O’Byrne said  in an email to The Irish Times. “I find the whole affair depressing and enraging.”

The actor who plays Nidge’s nemesis in the RTÉ crime series Love/Hate has said John McNulty’s appointment to a State board shortly before his nominati(...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor who plays Nidge in Love/Hate is seen in the first episode of the fifth series of which was broadcast tonight.

So just to recap on where the last series of RTÉ’s flagship TV drama, Love/Hate, left off: we saw gang boss Nidge (Tom Vaughan-Lawlor) going mental in(...)

Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as Nidge in a scene from series 4 of  Love/Hate.

Love/Hate fans’ wait is almost over as season five of the award-winning television series kicks off this Sunday night on RTÉ One at 9.30pm.RTÉ have al(...)

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