Darren Smith

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Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

The Ireland Women’s hockey team are primed for the World Cup. Photo: Morgan Treacy/Inpho

World Cups don’t come around too often for Ireland. The last one was 16 years ago in 2002, the one before that 1994 and before that it was 1983. Thos(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw for the Irish Times

In the Olympia Theatre on a set designed to look like Harcourt Street, dancing, drinking, staggering and flirting young people are singing, “Whoo(...)

Flying with Kite: Sky head of entertainment Phil Edgar-Jones.  The broadcaster has chosen Kite Entertainment, makers of Gogglebox Ireland and Ireland’s Got Talent, to develop a show to be broadcast on Sky 1

Kite Entertainment, which makes Gogglebox Ireland and Ireland’s Got Talent, has signed a development deal with Sky that will fund the creation of an A(...)

Deirdre O'Kane: "I’m in an industry where 99 per cent of people in it are unemployed at any given time"

It’s been two days since the Dancing with the Stars final and Deirdre O’Kane is already onto the next thing because Deirdre O’Kane never stops. For th(...)

Ireland captain  Katie Mullan: “I think the biggest thing we can take from the 2015 World League is a realisation of how different we are now as a squad.” Photograph: Inpho

Katie Mullan says the heart-break of the Olympic qualifying process in Valencia in 2015 remains the defining moment for the Irish women’s team. Live (...)

 Melissa McCarthy as White House press secretary Sean Spicer and Alec Baldwin as President Donald Trump in a recent airing of  Saturday Night Live. Photograph:  Will Heath/NBC/NBCU

Kite Entertainment, which makes TV3’s Gogglebox, have optioned the Irish rights to the US television format Saturday Night Live from NBC Universal. (...)

Ray D’Arcy returned to RTÉ from Today FM in February 2015. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ray D’Arcy’s media production company recorded profits of nearly €215,000 last year even after paying the RTÉ star an annual salary of almost €250,000(...)

Aileen Reid on her way to finishing sixth in the Baku European Games last year.Photograph: Ryan Byrne/INPHO

She’s had her highs and lows over the past year, illness interrupting her training for lengthy spells, but along the way triathlete Aileen Reid secure(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in 2014. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

US country singer Garth Brooks has confirmed he will not be coming to Ireland next week to see a play about the debacle surrounding the cancellation o(...)

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