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Michelle Visage: “Dublin is really fun, and Irish people are hilarious.”

Current favourite book? I recently saw the miniseries Roots and I realised I hadn’t read the book it was based on by Alex Haley. So I’ve just bought (...)

Ireland’s Got Talent was a big home-grown hit

With world leaders taking their cues from the tropes of reality telly this year – from Theresa May creakily dancing around like a dusty cadaver on Bri(...)

Herald Angel winners: Rory Nolan, Garrett Lombard, Marty Rea and Aaron Monaghan in Druid’s production of Waiting for Godot. Photograph: Matthew Thompson

Irish productions have won awards and excellent reviews at the month-long Edinburgh International Festival and Edinburgh Festival Fringe, which have j(...)

Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

Body & Soul Stage Friday, June 22nd 00:30-01:45 Olof Dreijer DJ Set 23:00-00:15 Fever Ray 21:10-22:10 Fatima Al Qadiri 19:40- 20:40 FAK(...)

Shay Healy  receives a lifetime achievement award on stage at the IFTA Gala Television Awards in the RDS. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Broadcaster Shay Healy received a lifetime achievement award at the IFTA Gala Television Awards on Thursday night. Mr Healy received the award, the h(...)

Nicole Silverberg and Rachel Wenitsky of Reductress

God knows you could do with a good laugh at the moment. That is why, 24 years ago, He created Kilkenny Cat Laughs, Ireland’s premier comedy festival.(...)

Mario Rosenstock:  ‘I have a morbid fascination with ‘Fair City’ because I take the piss out of it on television.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Current favourite book? I re-read Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald all the time. It’s about every Beatles song from the first one ever recorded(...)

RDC dance troupe from Cork are the winners of Ireland’s Got Talent. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

The curtain has fallen on TV3’s inaugural series of Ireland’s Got Talent and Cork’s RDC, an army of dance school kids who crowded the stage like a moo(...)

Queen of all she surveys: RuPaul

Drag queen RuPaul has called “a mhuintir na hÉireann” “deadlaí agus maightí” in a tweet – in Irish – to show her support for Michelle Visage, one of t(...)

She's got talent: Evelyn Williams from Tallaght is the true queen of the night. Photograph: TV3

 The heat is on. The entire country is waiting with bated breath. We’re under pressure not just to perform in a typically mediocre manner but to (...)

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