Dermot Bannon

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First Dates: no hugs or kisses this year

Covid-19 has put an end to on-screen hugging or kissing between participants in the upcoming series of RTÉ ratings winner, First Dates. Stuart Switze(...)

They could be filming the new Jurassic World down there and we’d never know.

In the Batman Vs Superman of Irish lifestyle TV, Diarmuid Gavin is very much the Dark Knight to Dermot Bannon’s caped crusader. Outwardly he is dashin(...)

Joe Exotic from Netflix’s Tiger King

I think that the huge success of Netflix’s true crime exotic cat drama Tiger King is largely down to the fact that most of it takes place outside(...)

Séamus Harrington, wife Karen and family. Copyright: RTÉ and Shinawil 2020

Freud once said of the Irish: “This is one race of people for whom psychoanalysis is of no use whatsoever”. He was essentially wrong, of course (oh an(...)

Dancing with the Stars: Fr Ray Kelly and Kylee Vincent in rehearsals before the show. Photograph: Tom Honan / The Irish Times

Dancing wih the Stars has been a ratings juggernaut for RTE since it first aired four years ago. But what's it like to put an episode together(...)

Bannon and the bath: Architect Dermot Bannon has retrospectively applied for planning retention for storage sheds in his garden

Celebrity architect Dermot Bannon has come a cropper with Dublin City Council over his own high profile extension, which was the subject of a recent R(...)

At home with Dermot Bannon: A teak sideboard with Rosewood handles designed by Ib Kofod Larsen for UK company G Plan in 1964 and supplied by The Vintage Hub – Mid-Century Online. Photograph: Ruth Maria

Barbara Behan’s London home features a striking sideboard in her diningroom – part of her extensive collection of mid-century modern furniture that is(...)

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Catherine Day said the session on Saturday was to get people to ‘think how much gender stereotyping is inside all of us whether we know it or not’. File photograph: Catherine Day

Citizens’ Assembly chairwoman Catherine Day has suggested that the public may be more liberal on the issue of gender equality than might be expected. (...)

Dr Eva Orsmond is the anti-Dermot Bannon while her husband Wyatt is a no-nonsense engineer in cargo shorts.

If Room to Improve has taught us anything, it’s that the Irish have an endless taste for programmes about stressed people doing up their houses. Archi(...)

Architect Dermot Bannon and quantity surveyor Patricia Power, who has to inform him his garden will cost upwards of €100,000

I’ve got my wish and this is now a Dermot Bannon-themed column. You can say it had “room to improve” so I’ve fitted it with metaphorical big windows i(...)

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