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Jack Charlton with Paul McGrath before the international friendly match between the Republic of Ireland and England at the Aviva Stadium in June 2015. Photograph: Stu Forster/Getty Images

There are probably close enough to a thousand images that would fill your head when you think back to Jack’s Irish reign, and so many of them popped u(...)

Garth Brooks in Croke Park in January 2014, to announce two concerts that would never take place. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

Everybody knows what Marx said about history repeating itself: first as tragedy, second as farce. But some rare events manage to unfurl as both simult(...)

“I think RTÉ are being very brave with this,” says Don’t Quote Me presenter Sean Hughes

At first glance, Sean Hughes seems an odd choice to helm a radio project that aims to change how broadcast comedy is made in Ireland. After all, the (...)

Oscar-nominated director Lenny Abrahamson. He criticised the creation of the new Department of Regional Development, Rural Affairs, Arts and the Gaeltacht

Campaigners for the arts need to reach out beyond their core constituency if they are to achieve real political change, a meeting in Dublin’s Project(...)

Anne Clarke on the set of Once the Musical in the Olympia Theatre, Dublin in 2015. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Anne Clarke of Landmark Productions is the recipient of this year’s Special Tribute Award at the Irish Times Irish Theatre Awards 2015. The presenta(...)

Gaiety Theatre, Dublin ★   Margaret (Deirdre O’Kane), a stoic mother of three, certainly doesn’t have it easy. In fact her life is such (...)

Deirdre O’Kane talks to Róisín Ingle on this week’s Róisín Meets . . .  podcast.

This week actor and comedian Deirdre O’Kane visits the podcast to tell Róisín about her role in Fiona Looney’s play Are You There Garth? It’s Me Marga(...)

Patrick McCabe: got a bit of a shock when he caught his first glimpse of the challenge set for him by RTÉ television’s new series, Play Next Door

Patrick McCabe is a pretty fearless writer. He has produced a dozen novels, a collection of linked short stories, a children’s book and several radio (...)

Ready, steady, bicker: Ludo Lefebvre, Anthony Bourdain and Nigella Lawson are the judges on The Taste

If The Taste (Channel 4, Tuesday) proves a hit for Nigella Lawson, it will be a case of revenge being a dish best served with a spoon. In the new cook(...)

RONAN McGREEVY After a year's hiatus from the airwaves, impressionist Oliver Callan brings his new show to RTÉ Radio One tomorrow eveni(...)