Alice Ryan: ‘It takes effort to make living in London worth it... it is worth trying to make it work because there are incredible career opportunities over here.’

Working Abroad Q&A: Alice Ryan is head of insight and planning for global television brands at BBC Worldwide in London, where she is responsible f(...)

Colin Stafford-Johnson: “Since I left school 30 years ago, Ireland has fundamentally changed. The ecology in much of rural Ireland is totally destroyed. That’s the reality.”

Colin Stafford-Johnson sits in the lobby of the Radisson Blu hotel in Dublin 8, looking as relaxed as he does when he’s sitting in a currach on the te(...)

 Two male kobudai fighting. When a female kobudai reaches a certain size and age she can turn into a male. Photograph: Tony Wu/BBC

Just what does the planet have to do these days in order to impress David Attenborough? It isn’t that the iconic presenter’s voice of quiet reassuran(...)

Is the voiceover a case of panda-ing to the American market?

One of the most resonant TV moments of 2016 is now on the big screen. I want to tell you that it’s Candice winning Great British Bake Off, but that wo(...)

Star Trek: Discovery

Star Trek: Discovery Netflix, September 25th In the 1960s, Star Trek viewers had the swashbuckling Kennedyesque James T Kirk exploring the universe on(...)

The new Irish Ferries ship, which cost €144m – a big boat that needs a big name – and the public is being asked to choose it

Brian Ferry? Ferry McFerryson? Ferry Cake? Ferry lights over the Irish Sea? The Sound and the Ferry? The Fast and the Ferryious? It’s not easy to co(...)

Global Footprint Network: calculates how many planets we would need to sustain the lifestyles of different countries, groups and individuals

“Anyone who thinks that you can have infinite growth on a finite planet is either a madman or an economist” – David Attenborough. On August 2nd the(...)

Johnaí “Dubh” Clochartaigh harvesting seaweed near Carna, Co Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

Sea Thong. Cat’s Tail. True Sloke. Sting Winkle. Confined to bed in a New York hospital some decades ago, a west of Ireland man busied himself with m(...)

 Eithne Shortall: her  fiction is written with humour and levity

Try as we might to be open-minded, reviewers can be human too and find ourselves pre-judging a book by its cover. So it was with the loveheart graphic(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar. The battle between Fine Gael and Fianna Fáil has been recast by the change in leadership in the former. Photograph: Julien Warnand/EPA

Watching the Dáil exchanges at Leaders’ Questions this week was like one of those scenes in Planet Earth where two male buffalos, hippos or wildebeest(...)

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