Deirdre O Kane

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James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Lance Daly's ‘Black 47’

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) is about to become the latest body to move its awards ceremony onto the virtual space during the era of C(...)

Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers in a pre-recorded group dance. Photograph: BBC

The time has come for a familiar annual theatre, replete with bizarre betting, dubious expressions, unsparing critics and elaborate choreography. But(...)

Comedian Deirdre O’Kane, a member of the Comic Relief in Ireland steering group, said it was a ‘key step for the project and brings us closer again to delivering help to where it’s needed’.

Applications open from Tuesday for charities to apply for almost €6 million in funding raised in the RTÉ Does Comic Relief telethon. Charities workin(...)

RTÉ Does Comic Relief: the charity fundraiser will be hosted by  Jennifer Zamparelli, Deirdre O’Kane  and Eoghan McDermott (above), plus Nicky Byrne

RTÉ is to host an Irish version of the BBC’s Comic Relief charity fundraiser later this month. Deirdre O’Kane, Nicky Byrne, Jennifer Zamparelli and E(...)

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The Taoiseach is enjoying some rare time off over Christmas and this year promises to be a particularly special one for Leo Varadkar and his family. (...)

Paul Ryder: ‘I’m a light reader, I wouldn’t get too serious because we get enough seriousness in the news’
Paul Ryder: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’m currently reading Once, Twice, Three Times an Aisling by Emer McLysaght and Sarah Breen. It’s the third part of a story of(...)

Illnesses are like journeys and decisions have to be made at forks in the road. Photograph: iStock

Illnesses are like journeys. They go up hills and down dales. Decisions have to be made at forks in the road. After a long drive, we get tired; we try(...)

Sisters Linda Jones and Jane Gantley were diagnosed with breast cancer within a year of each other. Photograph: Alan Betson

“Take each day as it comes and take all the support you can get,” advises Jane Gantley, who is recovering from the breast cancer surgery, chemotherapy(...)

Deirdre O’Kane, pictured at a Sky event in Dublin’s Westbury Hotel in February 2019, will front a new stand-up comedy series on Sky One. Photograph: Robbie Reynolds

Sky One has commissioned Irish production company Kite Entertainment to make a stand-up comedy show fronted by Deirdre O’Kane. The five-part series w(...)

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

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