Fintan O Toole

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A cormorant flies over the South Wall as storm Ophelia builds off the East Coast. The story fascinated a public obsessed with meteorological matters. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

My late grandma never missed the weather forecast on TV. In fact, she never missed either of the evening weather bulletins – the one after Six O’Clock(...)

Reclining Rossmesiter. “Some of the character names,” Paul Howard couldn’t help but notice, “were not as funny as the real names of many of the competition entrants.”

I was overwhelmed by the response to the competition to create a character for the next Ross O’Carroll-Kelly book. There were hundreds of entries and (...)

Domhnall Gleeson As has been noted by many on Twitter, he feels like a lad we know from school. But he’s actually a lad from Star Wars. “Domhnall” pr(...)

Gabriel Byrne and Ralph Fiennes in ‘My Astonishing Self’

My Astonishing Self (RTÉ1, Wednesday, 9.35pm) is a documentary about the many transformations of George Bernard Shaw, began with the long and slender (...)

Arlene Foster:  said  the “economic and constitutional integrity of the United Kingdom will not be compromised in any way”

Northern Ireland’s union with Scotland, England and Wales is described by the DUP as its “guiding star”, and always to the forefront of its representa(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called the Department of Justice ‘dysfunctional’ on Tuesday, but it is worse than that, says Fintan O’Toole.

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar called the Department of Justice “dysfunctional” on Tuesday, but it is worse than that, says Fintan O’Toole. The failure by th(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Sarah McInerney was only shifted to her current Saturday 8am slot in August, when the Drivetime current affairs programme she co-presented with Chris Donoghue was axed to make way for Ivan Yates. Photograph: Maxwells

Newstalk has confirmed Sarah McInerney will leave the station after less than four months in her current role. She will present her last show on Satur(...)

The broadcasting ban has angered some staff at Newstalk and Today FM, several of whom have complained to their stations’ management. But it remains in force. File photograph: Getty Images

The Broadcasting Authority of Ireland is to seek independent legal advice as to whether Denis O’Brien’s Communicorp has breached the terms of radio li(...)

 Irish Times journalists won seven awards at the NewsBrands Ireland Journalism Awards. From left: Patrick Freyne;  Ciara Kenny; Ruadhan Mac Cormaic;  Malachy Clerkin;  Conor Lally; David Labanyi and  Fintan O’Toole, Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

The Irish Times led the way at the 2017 NewsBrands Ireland Journalism awards, with journalists from the newspaper winning seven awards, more than any (...)

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