Dave Allen

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Erasure: Vince Clarke and Andy Bell
Andy Bell: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve just finished Rohinton Mistry’s A Fine Balance. That was out about 15 years ago, but it’s quite a thick book and took me a(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

Tommy Tiernan: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I came to consciousness in three minutes’ time in a carpet factory in Navan, with some foreman shouting ‘Cop on Tiernan! Stop daydreaming!’”

If you were wondering how Tommy Tiernan prepares for gigs – a spot of shadow-boxing, perhaps; maybe screaming into a bag for half an hour, or listenin(...)

 St Vincent’s Private Hospital. Letsbuyhealthcare aims to strike deals with private hospitals by negotiating collectively for a large number of patients who need the same treatment.  File photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

Thousands of patients may be able to access cut-price treatment in private hospitals, even though they do not have private health insurance, under a n(...)

Former Sheffield United player Ched Evans has signed with Chesterfield. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

Chesterfield have announced the signing of Ched Evans, three months before the 27-year-old faces retrial for the rape charge he had quashed in April. (...)

Five British men and an Irish woman have been arrested in Spain’s Costa del Sol in a police operation against organised crime in Salford. Dawn raids (...)

Jeff Buckley on stage at Wetlands, New York, in 1994, the year ‘Grace’ was released. Photograph: Steve Eichner/Getty Images

Some albums are born great and some have greatness thrust upon them with time. And some, like Jeff Buckley’s Grace, are a bit of both. Released(...)

Dave Allen: “All you hear is that it’s not fair. I hate that word more than anything, that fair thing, as if all things should be democratically distributed, like music talent, which we know is not”

Afew times during this interview, Dave Allen refers to himself as a “lone wolf”. The one-time bass player in post-punk band the Gang of Four an(...)

John Lonergan

He’s a small, slight figure in front of a crowd, but former prison governor John Lonergan has the audience hanging on his every word when he delive(...)

Fiji’s Kevin Naiqama is tackled by Ben Currie and Rory Kostjayn of Ireland. Photograph: Richard Gould/Inpho/Focus Images/

Ireland 14 Fiji 32: Fiji effectively ended Ireland’s World Cup dream for the second time after out-muscling them in a bruising Group A match at a p(...)