Joe Duffy

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Joe Duffy: Holding a mirror to Irish life

On the face of it, the news that Joe Duffy is to appear in a pantomime is in danger of causing reality to collapse in on itself under the weight of to(...)

Michael D Higgins has been accused of treating presidential debates like radio phone-in show ‘Liveline’. Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times.

Michael D Higgins has been accused of treating presidential debates like radio phone-in show Liveline by failing to take part in some events yet calli(...)

Johnson works best when he can play off someone like his quick-witted drag-sisters but in this series he can only play off himself

With RuPaul’s Drag Race finally conquering the mainstream one Emmy at a time and now that both Shangela and Willam are on the big-screen working their(...)

Peter and Kathleen Cullen in ‘Under the Clock’

In recent years a newish genre of Irish documentary has found a welcome place in the cultural landscape. Given prominence by Ken Wardrop in his miracu(...)

Joe Duffy Motors will open a new two-storey BMW retail centre off the M50 at Charlestown, Dublin, at the end of October

BMW’s Irish dealers are to invest €37 million in their businesses and create 120 new jobs after a review by the German premium car company of its netw(...)

JP McManus has gifted €100,000 to each county board to be shared out between clubs. Photograph: Oisín Keniry/Inpho

Nothing captures the wonderful strangeness of Ireland quite like RTÉ’s Liveline radio show, a sort of public confession box for the best and worst of (...)

Louise Liam Mac an Tsaoi  from Clonberne, Co Galway, with seven-year-old son Liam

Louise Mac an Tsaoi is married to Seán and has three sons – Fiachna (27), Cormac (25) and Liam (7). Every week, we will honour someone dese(...)

Eoghan Murphy: sounded properly annoyed with O’Callaghan’s line of questioning. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s hard to think of any RTÉ presenter as being a class warrior hell-bent on upending the social order. Joe Duffy gets agitated about the iniquities (...)

Pope John Paul II’s visit to Ballybrit Racecourse in Galway in 1979. Escorts hold umbrellas over the priests who are administering Holy Communion.

Radio folk from the BBC World Service were in town last week making a programme about the upcoming visit of Pope Francis and – having grown up listeni(...)

The benefit match for former Ireland soccer international LIam Miller will now take place at the 45,000-capacity  Páirc Uí Chaoimh. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

The GAA’s decision to allow the Liam Miller benefit match to take place at Páirc Uí Chaoimh brings a brief but high-profile public relations nightmare(...)

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