Dermot Morgan

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In the clip, Twink and three other actors had been made up as Gladys Day and the Pits, a take off of US black quartet Gladys Knight and the Pits. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

A March 1982 clip featuring a Twink in blackface has been removed by RTÉ from its archives. She and three other actors had been made up as Gladys Day (...)

Everton goalkeeper in 1984, Neville Southall has recalled that “in the European Cup Winners’ Cup first round we played University College Dublin - a student team basically. Everyone expected a walkover, but they held us to a goalless draw in Ireland and in the last few minutes of the second leg at Goodison had a shot that clipped my bar.”

When asked to select his favourite sporting moment perhaps only a lawyer would choose two games in which his side failed to score a single goal and we(...)

Supporters of Karpaty Lviv hold a Nazi flag at a soccer match against Dynamo Kiev in Kiev in 2007. Photograph: Reuters

It was funny once. The perfectly square bit of dirt on the window. The shocked reactions of Craggy Island’s Chinese community. The local farmer who do(...)

Ardal O'Hanlon. Photograph: Alan Betson

Ardal O’Hanlon meets me in the cafe at the National Library of Ireland, next door to his father’s old workplace, Dáil Éireann. He’s neat and trim, dre(...)

’We’ve coped with 800 years of occupation, famine and popery but this, this satirical song about PAYE taxpayers, sung to the tune of 'YMCA' by Twink, Dermot Morgan and Larry Gogan, this more than makes up for that.’ Photograph: RTÉ

Last weekend RTÉ1 broadcast an all Twink clip show called Twinkling Through the Years. In it, Twink, the woman born Adele King, stands bespectacled an(...)

Daenerys Targaryen in Dublin’s Waxwork Museum. Photograph: Conor Pope

Winter has come to the Dublin Waxworks Museum just as Game of Thrones reaches its bloody climax. On Wednesday morning, the Dublin city centre tourist(...)

Ted head: Dermot Morgan as Fr Ted Crilly. Photograph: Channel 4

When my father died, on February 28th, 1998, I wasn’t with him. He was in London and I was in Blackrock, with my brother and some friends. In my mind (...)

Comedy show Father Ted ran between 1995 and 1998.

Hundreds of Father Ted fans are expected to flock to “Craggy Island”, normally known as Inis Mór, for Tedfest celebrations ahead of the 20th anniversa(...)

Part of the reason 'Father Ted' remains popular today  is that its anarchic humour has a certain timelessness.

On October 1st, 2014, thousands marched through Dublin protesting against the imposition of water charges. Many demonstrators brandished home-made pla(...)

Brent Pope, Tom McGurk and George Hook at the launch of RTÉ Sport’s comprehensive live coverage of 2008 RBS 6 Nations. Photo: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile

Once upon a time the sports journalist was an authority figure. Especially when they came brandishing RTÉ paraphernalia. Today marks the end of an er(...)

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