Dermot Morgan

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A  plaque commemorating the actor and comedian Dermot Morgan in Mount Merrion, Co Dublin. Photograph: Peter Cavanagh

A plaque in honour of the late Father Ted actor Dermot Morgan has been unveiled in Co Dublin. The plaque has been erected in Mount Merrion, where th(...)

The comedian Robin Williams said that people who remembered the 1960s weren’t really there. If you remember the 1980s, on the other hand, you probabl(...)

Frank Kelly: “he had stories coming out of his ears. It was always incredibly entertaining to be with him.”

Frank Kelly, who has died aged 77, was a wonderfully versatile comic talent who became best known for his portrait of the alcoholic Father Jack Hacket(...)

Final journey: Funeral of Frank Kelly, the actor who became best known for his role as Fr Jack Hackett in Fatherr Ted, taking place in Blackrock, Co Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Frank Kelly, the actor best known for playing a filthy alcoholic priest in a cult television series that lampooned the Catholic Church mercilessly, wa(...)

Some of Frank Kelly’s memorable radio sketches on The Glen Abbey Radio Show were phone calls from gombeen culchie Gobnait O’Lúnasa. Photograph: Finbar O’Rourke/Collins Dublin

1. Hall’s Pictorial Weekly: The long-running satirical TV programme (RTÉ, 1971- 1982) created by Frank Hall, featured a newsroom set in the fictitio(...)

A file image of PJ Mara from 1983. He was Charles Haughey’s press officer and confidant in the 1980s and Bertie Ahern’s director of elections for each of the three-in-a-row victories between 1997 and 2007. File photograph: Peter Thursfield/The Irish Times

PJ Mara was a flamboyant, larger-than-life character who played a central role in Fianna Fáil for more than three decades. He was Charles Haughey’s (...)

PJ Mara acted as director of elections for Fianna Fáil in 1997, 2002 and 2007.

Tributes have been paid to former government press secretary PJ Mara, who has died aged 73. A flamboyant, larger than life character who played a cen(...)

Hall of fame: (Clockwise from left) Patrick McCabe; Frank McGuinness; Deirdre Madden; Colum McCann; Neil Jordan; Joseph O’Connor; Sebastian Barry and Dermot Healy

When Frank McGuinness, the playwright, was 16 a teacher told him that he’d never get to university, that nobody from his background in Buncran(...)

Double act: Tom Vaughan-Lawlor as PJ Mara and Aidan Gillen as Charles Haughey in ‘Charlie’

Many of his contemporaries were put out to political pasture, but PJ Mara, the late Charles Haughey’s former press secretary, has not only survived. H(...)

Spectators line the street for the best view of the finish of stage three of the Giro d’Italia on Merrion Street, Dublin, yesterday. Photograph: Eric Luke

The worlds of two of Dublin’s most famous sons, Stephen Roche and Roddy Doyle, collided on Merrion Square in the city centre yesterday.As some of the (...)

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