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 Ryan Tubridy: a pint ends up as another tedious skirmish in the culture wars.Photograph: Kinlan Photography.

When it comes to his tipple of choice, Ryan Tubridy has always followed Flann O’Brien’s advice: a pint of plain is your only man. Judging by the prese(...)

Irish author Donal Ryan: I love all the coffee-drinking and shrugging and fag-smoking in Paris.  Photograph: Anthony Woods
Donal Ryan: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book  I’m reading Kerry Neville’s second collection, Remember to Forget Me, and it is a masterclass in short fiction. I’m delig(...)

Most riotous gig: the Dublin hip-hop duo Versatile on stage on Friday. Photograph: Enda O’Dowd

Most riotous gig Versatile, at Electric Arena on Friday evening. Gigs don’t get any more explosive. Most curious audience The crowd for Inhaler, at(...)

Francis Brennan: blending right in on Grand Tour of South Africa. Photograph: RTE

When Francis Brennan takes a holiday, even busmen take pity. The premise for Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour (RTÉ One, Sunday, 8.30pm), now in its fourth(...)

Yannis Varoufakis: ‘You [Irish] are such a weird and wonderful people.’ File image: EPA/Marta Perez

Is President Trump going to be allowed to fire nukes and end the world? No, according to former presidential adviser and apparent deep-state operative(...)

A Mexican takeaway in Co Donegal this evening won three awards, including top prize for Best Takeaway in Ireland, in the Just Eat National Takeaway Aw(...)

Six-year-old Cindy Wang and friends at the launch  of Cruinniú Na Cásca 2017,  which will take place on Easter Monday in Dublin City Centre. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If you can’t find a topic of interest in Monday’s Cruinniú na Cásca roster of talks and events, you might need to check you have a heart or indeed a p(...)

Brenda Fricker as the quintessential Irish Mammy, Bridget Fagan Brown, in My Left Foot

“Irish Mammy”: two small words – but one magnificent and treasured institution. As stereotypes go, you’d be hard pressed to find one more enduring and(...)

Choice nominees Rusangano Family: could this be the year when they show the prize that hip hop is boss? Photograph: Eric Luke

The RTÉ Choice Music Prize has announced its shortlist for 2016. The prize picks the best Irish album of the previous calendar year. This year’s sh(...)

“I think RTÉ are being very brave with this,” says Don’t Quote Me presenter Sean Hughes

At first glance, Sean Hughes seems an odd choice to helm a radio project that aims to change how broadcast comedy is made in Ireland. After all, the (...)

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