Cathal Goan

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President Michael D Higgins and his friend Tom Murphy about whom Mr Higgins spoke affectionately. Photograph: The Irish Times

Playwright Tom Murphy was a “great vulnerable courageous being” and a “genius that we have lost”, President Michael D Higgins has said. Addressing a (...)

Cathal Goan will discuss whether the 16th century song Róisín Dubh represented the story of Ireland or  of a Franciscan struck by a woman’s beauty. Photograph: Matt Kavanagh

Former RTÉ director general Cathal Goan will be the keynote speaker at the annual Mícheál Ó Cléirigh Summer School in Co Donegal next month. Mr Goan,(...)

Musicians Neil Martin and Christy Moore were among those to carry the coffin of uilleann piper Liam O’Flynn at his funeral in Kill, Co Kildare.  . Photograph: Alan Betson

Liam O’Flynn “understood simplicity in a way few people did. He understood space. He understood silence,” recalled the late uileann piper’s friend and(...)

Pól Ó Gallchóir

The director-general of TG4, Pól Ó Gallchóir, is stepping down from the role after almost 17 years at the head of the Irish language television channe(...)

The project to sell off part of the Montrose campus to fund investment is under way. Photograph: Alan Betson

Dee Forbes takes over as director general of RTÉ at a moment when her predecessor and his management team have successfully steered the broadcaster th(...)

Garry Hynes and Martha O’Neill after their civil partnership ceremony  in Galway yesterday. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Druid Theatre artistic director Garry Hynes and film producer Martha O’Neill have become civil partners at a private function in Galway. Druid’s Mick (...)

Former RTÉ producer Betty Purcell: “The feather-bedding of income at the top of RTÉ, while low-paid staff carry the burden, is a travesty of justice.” Photograph: David Sleator

In her just-published memoir, Inside RTÉ , vetera(...)

Broadcaster Pat Kenny: He spanned both entertainment and current affairs, though he was  more suited to the latter

Pat Kenny was, for many years, the perfect man for RTÉ and theirs was a 41-year-marriage with more ups than downs. He spanned both entertainmen(...)

Proinsias Ó Conluain’s contribution to Irish broadcasting has been described as “immense”.

The broadcaster and writer Proinsias Ó Conluain, who has died aged 93, played a major role in preserving and promoting the Irish language and heritage(...)