Louth farmer Jimmy Byrne with Baz Ashmawy

Of all the discussions you’re every likely to imagine Baz Ashmawy having with someone, a careful explanation of theatre-industry lingo might not rank (...)

Brendan Courtney and his mother Nuala in We Need to Talk about Mam. Photograph: RTE

Early in Brendan Courtney’s new documentary We Need to Talk About Mam (RTÉ One, Monday, 9.35pm) – cross between a frank personal diary, a financial ad(...)