It’s not the done thing, evidently, to openly admit to liking the royals, or wanting to celebrate the royal wedding. Yet cometh the hour, it’s safe to assume that most Irish people will be throwing a glance, even a furtive one, towards the nuptials.

In the era of laptops, smartphones and Netflix, it was assumed that the end was nigh for the communal living-room screen. Instead, “event” TV was born(...)