Dara O Briain

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Comedian and presenter Dara Ó  Briain in Edinburgh, Scotland. Photograph: Jane Barlow/PA Wire

Irish comedian Dara Ó Briain has helped to raise more than £26,000 (about €28,700) for a UK cancer charity after appealing for assistance in locating (...)

Brendan Grace worked in the entertainment industry for 50 years.

Tributes have been paid to the comedian, entertainer and musician Brendan Grace, who has died aged 68. Grace, a native of Dublin’s Liberties, died in(...)

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 (...)

Student Cian Gleeson addresses the house at a Coláiste Iognáid debate. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

It’s the era of intellectual tribalism, echo chambers and opinions driven by the Pavlovian response to social media “likes”. So how do you nurture ind(...)

Dara Ó Briain: Despite being a fluent Irish speaker and GAA supporter has been called a ‘West Brit’. Photograph: Alan Betson

All kinds of things can get you called a West Brit these days. Voting Fine Gael. Being from Dublin. Being from south Dublin (if the supposed wit is fr(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Blockbusters with Bob Holness. The show will return on Comedy Central with Dara O Briain as host.

The Blockbusters theme tune is starting to ring in our ears. Dara O Briain – comedian and host of Mock the Week and Robot Wars – is to host a relaunch(...)

It is remarkable that until now, Ireland has not had a children’s science centre. Photo: iStock

Imagine the BT Young Scientist for 365 days of the year! Imagine a science centre for young people where they could interact with state-of-the-art exh(...)

‘This is a gig, but this isn’t a gig’: Ed Sheeran introduces the night to an audience of 400 at the London Irish Centre in Camden on Tuesday.

In a green-lit building in the well-to-do end of Camden, the ladies toilet says “Cailíní”, the gents says “Buachaillí”. We’re most certainly in the Lo(...)

Ibiza anthems: a laser show at Amnesia, the Balearic nightclub. Photograph: Leelu/Getty

Dara Ó Briain used to tell a joke about a geriatric Generation Xer invading the dance floor at a wedding years in the future. “That’s not a dance. Thi(...)

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