Brendan O’Carroll generates much of his income from touring, while the appeal of the TV programme shows no sign of abating

The earning power of Agnes Brown shows no sign of slowing down as profits at a Brendan O’Carroll entertainment company almost doubled to €643,876 last(...)

Mrs Brown’s Boys has dramatically boosted the fortunes of its creator and lead actor, Brendan O’Carroll

A film production company co-owned by Mrs Brown’s Boys creator, Brendan O’Carroll, has reported accumulated profits of almost €1 million in accounts f(...)

A lot in common: Mrs Brown and RuPaul. Photographs:  Graeme Hunter/Logo TV

All Round to Mrs Brown’s, an RTÉ/BBC co-production, which airs in Britain with the title A Short Study of the Irish People, debuted on both stations t(...)

Mrs Brown’s Boys, starring creator Brendan O’Carroll as foul-mouthed Irish matriarch Agnes Brown, has been voted by Radio Times readers as the best British sitcom of the 21st century. Photograph: Bryan O’Brien/The Irish Times.

Mrs Brown’s Boys has beaten The Office and Gavin & Stacey to be named best British sitcom of the 21st century. The RTÉ/BBC show, starring creator(...)

Jamelia and her dance partner Tristan MacManus during a dress rehearsal for Strictly Come Dancing. Photograph: PA

Can 10 million viewers be wrong? In these days of televisual diffusion, with many of us recording programmes to watch at another time, sitting down Go(...)

Blazingly dull: The Great Fire

Given the popularity of period dramas, it’s not surprising that someone has got around to telling the story of the obviously dramatic great fire of(...)

Peep show: Women on the Inside

Filming in a prison has to be a nightmare, what with all the permissions required and the restrictions, but the director of Women on the Inside (RTÉ O(...)

How can you tell for certain that you’ve arrived? Well, if you get to be interviewed within an exhibition dedicated to your most famous creation, t(...)

The camera flies majestically towards Dublin, the credits announce a “fillum by Ben Kellett” and we get another chance to ponder one of the age’s more(...)

Brendan O’Carroll and his wife, Jenny Gibney. She plays his daughter in the award-winning Mrs Brown’s Boys. Photographer: Dara Mac Dónaill/The Irish Times

The success of Brendan O’Carroll’s Mrs Brown persona has helped the comedian’s main company record profits of €1 million last year.New accounts filed (...)