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Clear History, hosted by Kevin McGahern, with team captains Joanne McNally and Colin Murphy. Photograph: RTÉ

Clear History (RTÉ Two, Friday) is Irish television’s latest attempt at a comedy panel show and it won’t come as a huge surprise to report that it isn(...)

Movers and shakers: some of the people to Watch in 2020

The hottest young talent set to make waves in the worlds of politics, fashion, food, sport, activism, art, film and TV, sustainability, entrepreneu(...)

At ClassicsNow festival, audiences are invited to explore the  arts and ideas of ancient Greece and Rome.

Ranging from Irish theatre and dance to language, literature and myth, the first ClassicsNow programme begins on Friday, November 13th. In a new weeke(...)

Matthew Malone in Fishamble’s Embargo, part of the Dublin Theatre Festival

In a meeting room on Denmark Street, a pacifist train driver is describing being tarred and feathered by a nationalist mob during the munitions strike(...)

Patrick Kielty on stage in Belfast in 2012 to celebrate the Empire Laughs Back Comedy Club's 20th anniverary. Photograph: Elaine Hill/Kelly

Patrick Kielty’s first Belfast standup set won him a keg of beer. It was freshers’ week at Queen’s University in 1989, and his housemates had nominate(...)

Waterford Sinn Féin Cllr John Hearne with his one-eyed hedgehog, Súil Amháin.

Cute animal stories always go down well with the public. The wagging tail of an irresistibly photogenic terrier called Hamish and his solo train trip (...)

The competing playwrights with Gavin Kostick and Jim Culleton of Fishamble at the start of the A Play For Ireland process. Photograph: Photocall Ireland

Not long ago, the Fishamble director Jim Culleton was confronted by a playwright who wanted to be given a break. “Do you still do plays with interval(...)

Kilkenny Cat Laughs: Dylan Moran is bringing his Dr Cosmos show to the comedy festival

Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan and Dara Ó Briain have been announced as part of the line-up for this year’s Kilkenny Cat Laughs comedy festival, over the (...)

Chairman Gary McGann and chief executive Kevin Toland at Aryzta’s AGM in 2017. The company reports half-year results on Tuesday.  Photograph: Alan Betson

MONDAY Indicators: Irish construction PMI (Feb); German industrial production (Jan), exports and imports (Jan); US consumer inflation expectations ((...)

The Bailout: Denis Conway as Taoiseach Brian Cowen in Colin Murphy’s TV version of his play Bailed Out!

Even at the distance of almost a decade, the details of how Ireland found itself bailed out by the troika – to the tune of €85 billion and a national (...)

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