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Fiona Shaw and Fionnuala Flaherty in ‘Out of Innocence’

In April 1984, the body of a newborn was found on a beach near Cahersiveen in Co Kerry. A subsequent criminal investigation focused on Joanne Hayes, a(...)

Sandra Oh in Killing Eve.  Photograph: Aimee Spinks

For anyone already pining for Fleabag, Phoebe Waller-Bridge’s note-perfect comedy which ended this week, you might consider Killing Eve (RTÉ Two, Wedn(...)

Fleabag: Phoebe Waller-Bridge in the final episode. Photograph: Luke Varley/Two Brothers/BBC

If Fleabag were a conventional comedy, the kind in which outrageous behaviour is indulged and applauded until it is safely resolved in a happy-ever-af(...)

Phoebe Waller-Bridge and Andrew Scott in Fleabag. Photograph: Luke Varley/Two Brothers/BBC

Fleabag, the hit BBC series created by and starring Phoebe Waller-Bridge, will not have a third series, although fans obsessing over what will happen (...)

Derry Girls: series one up for a TV Bafta

Derry Girls and Fiona Shaw are among the Irish contingent nominated at this year’s Bafta Television Awards. The Troubles-set comedy series, created a(...)

‘Loneliness pays,’ Phoebe Waller-Bridge shrugs

Early in her career, running a small theatre company, Phoebe Waller-Bridge became fascinated with a particular kind of writing exercise. It was called(...)

Tánaiste Simon Coveney welcomes Britain’s Prince Charles before dinner at the Irish embassy in London on March 6th.

It’s been a busy week for Tánaiste and Minister for Foreign Affairs Simon Coveney as Britain’s Brexit bandwagon lurches unsteadily towards God only kn(...)

Mercier is a Tony-nominated composer (for The Testament of Mary) who wears his creative endeavours lightly. Photograph: Maurice Gunnin

Capturing the ephemeral and melding disparate musical pieces to create one coherent whole: that was the task which Mel Mercier set himself two years a(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

Dave Rudden: “I came to Doctor Who through the novelisations. I didn’t know it was a TV show as a kid.” Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

These are heady days for fans of eccentric British time travellers. Doctor Who has just returned to our screens in the mildly controversial incarnatio(...)

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