Johnny Logan

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The antics of the elusive Dáil rodent have been well-chronicled.

Imagine the scene. Micheál Martin sitting down in the members’ bar having a cup of tea with a party colleague when a dirty great rat scuttles across (...)

Question 100: What was Father Ted’s routine explanation for alleged financial misconduct?

What was Father Ted’s money doing? What did Mary Robinson’s electors rock in 1990? And could Lindsay Lohan play soccer for the Republic of Ireland? (...)

Young Offenders Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley). Photograph: Miki Barlok

Christmas episodes of hit television shows The Young Offenders and Mrs Brown’s Boys are sure to put a smile on even the Grinchiest of family members’ (...)

Bohs’ goalkeeper Shane Supple has announced his retirement. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bohemians goalkeeper Shane Supple has been forced to retire from soccer with a hip injury that, he says, would prevent him playing to “the level neede(...)

My gang: The Boomtown Rats. I can vividly recall watching the band performing Lookin’ After Number One on The Late Late Show in 1977. Photograph: Fin Costello/Redferns

I miss mixtapes sometimes. I devoted years of my life to making them for myself and for girls who, I imagined, would surely fall in love with me after(...)

Ronan Goggin on Mission Ukraine

There weren’t many weeks left until the thaw, but a film of snow was still gripping Kiev’s sidewalks, stubbornly. It was February, and benign temperat(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy will represent Ireland in the Eurovision final on Saturday night. Photograph: Armando Franca/AP Photo

After many years abroad, it’s my first year back home in Dublin and Ireland has made it to the Eurovision final. Finally! On Saturday I’ll settle down(...)

Måns Zelmerlöw, whose winner for Sweden in 2015 was written by a production team who have written for Fifth Harmony and Iggy Azalea. Photograph: Nigel Treblin/Getty

In 2016, while covering that year’s Eurovision, the scale of the event and the power of the songs overwhelmed me and I became very opinionated. “The I(...)

Pricewatch reckons a good consumer needs to follow 24 commandments to make sure they get the most out of life

Moses figured 10 commandments were enough to see the world right while Jesus was able to get it down to just two. But Pricewatch reckons that a good c(...)

Poppy, Jemima, Humpty, Little Ted, Big Ted. from the BBC children’s series Play School. We need them now more than ever

Looking ahead at the telly schedules for 2018, I see many, many reboots and sequels. This can be a good thing, Netflix’s remake of Norman Lear’s One D(...)

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