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Sally Phillips: “I don’t notice the sexism now because it was so much worse when we started.”

“I remember my first stand-up gig in the 80s was a gong show,” recalls Sally Phillips – I think we can guess where this is going. “The judges would ri(...)

 Ryan Tubridy: a pint ends up as another tedious skirmish in the culture wars.Photograph: Kinlan Photography.

When it comes to his tipple of choice, Ryan Tubridy has always followed Flann O’Brien’s advice: a pint of plain is your only man. Judging by the prese(...)

Bernard O’Shea and Karl Spain

To what do you owe a parent? Karl: Developing comedy muscles. My mum passed away 15 years ago. She was a very determined woman. I got my intelligence(...)

Victorian Tea Times, Arklow, Co Wicklow

Victorian Tea Times in Arklow, Co Wicklow, offers guests the chance to dress up in costume before enjoying afternoon tea in an authentic parlour setti(...)

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.(...)

Former Greek finance minister and author Yanis Varoufakis introduced himself as ‘a failed finance minister from a bankrupt state’. Photograph: Alina Kisina

On Sunday, at the eighth iteration of Kilkenomics, casually dressed international economists stroll Kilkenny’s windy streets having strange interactio(...)

Carla Mooney gets first go in the  the Red Bull Soundome at Electric Picnic ahead of the festival’s opening on Friday. Photograph: Brian Lawless/PA Wire

SALTY DOG Friday 02.50-03.00 Salty Dog No-Stars: ‘Exile on Main Street’ 01.35-02.30 Otherkin 24.25-01.15 Booka Brass Band 23.15-24.05 DD Allen 2(...)

Parcels headline the  main stage on Friday

Body&Soul Stage Friday 01:00-01:45 Parcels 23:30-00:30 Metronomy 22:00-22:50 Anna Meredith 20:30-21:30 Talos 19:15-20:00 TooFools 18:00-18:(...)

Ivan Yates: without a cohost, his outrage seems staged and his sense of humour loses its sparkle. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Say what you like about Newstalk’s schedule, it has the virtue of consistency. Already possessing an overwhelmingly middle-aged and male roster of wee(...)

Why are we charged a Paddy Levy by  British  online retailers?

Why do Irish online shoppers often pay about a fifth more than British shoppers for the same goods from the same online retailers? Is there a 20 per c(...)

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