RTÉ: If you were born in the 1990s, the national broadcaster has failed you for as long as it possibly could have. Photograph: Alan Betson

The recent national conversations about the impact of the late Gay Byrne, RTÉ’s failure to modernise, and the role of the public service broadcaster h(...)

Francis Brennan seems uncharacteristically unsure of himself

At an early juncture in Francis Brennan’s latest venture before the camera, the ebullient hotelier find himself considering the demands of a local bro(...)

‘Atmospheric’ thriller: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in crime drama Dublin Murders, a BBC-RTÉ co-production.

Dublin Murders, an eight-part adaptation of Tana French’s bestselling crime novels, and a second series of Cork-set comedy The Young Offenders headlin(...)

For comic effect Francis Brennan dons some Asian-themed headgear

Pity the poor Brennan brothers. Ten years after these fastidious Kerry hoteliers began At Your Service (RTÉ One, Sunday, 8.30pm), their business makeo(...)

Bedlinen from Piubelle, made in Portugal. But what is thread count, you ask. It’s the measure of horizontal and vertical threads in one square inch. Is it important? “Thread counts are a fad,” says Lisa Duffin of Bottom Drawer in Brown Thomas

Buying bedlinen has become a numbers game with brands trumpeting the high thread count of their sheets and duvet covers in ever higher numbers – 300! (...)

Still drawing a blank over what to buy your mother for Mother’s Day? Don’t panic-buy a foot spa, whatever you do. Instead, cast your eye over this han(...)

Cormac Sheedy: “ I think Irish people adapt really well culturally, and we are genuinely interested to engage with Emeritis, about their families as well as sport.”

Cormac Sheedy first travelled to the Middle East in 1998. It was the start of a 20-year love affair with the region. “I moved to Dubai in 2003, aroun(...)

The circumstances of the  event illustrate the transformation of the country that Irish soldiers of the Great War had left in 1914

Whether or not Finglas man Charlie Brennan was the soldier in that famous rescue scene from the Battle of the Somme documentary (An Irishman’s Diary, (...)

Francis Brennan: 'Liz Nugent’s Skin Deep is a terrific thriller'

Current favourite book I loved Liz Nugent’s Skin Deep. It’s a terrific thriller, and I won’t give the plot away. The way she portrays characters is a(...)

Francis Brennan: blending right in on Grand Tour of South Africa. Photograph: RTE

When Francis Brennan takes a holiday, even busmen take pity. The premise for Francis Brennan’s Grand Tour (RTÉ One, Sunday, 8.30pm), now in its fourth(...)

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