Katherine Lynch: “I love watching new comedians, and there’s an up-and-coming one called Josephine McCaffrey who’s good.”

Current favourite book I’m in the Pat Kenny Eason Book Club on Newstalk, with my lovely friend Brian Kennedy and Mary O’Rourke. It means I read books(...)

Katherine Lynch and Margaret Browne (right) launch Alone’s  “Have a Laugh for Loneliness this Christmas” campaign in the Powerscourt Townhouse Centre, Dublin on Tuesday, November 27th Photograph: Arthur Carron

“What did the hen say to the scrambled egg? Oh you crazy mixed up kid,” joked comedian Katherine Lynch at the launch of Alone’s Have a Laugh for Lonel(...)

Madhouse: PJ Gallagher’s mother cared for several men with schizophrenia. Photograph: Rory Murphy

MADHOUSE Abbey Theatre, Peacock stage ★★★★ You don’t have to be schizophrenic to live in Bobby’s house, but it helps. Based on the childhood reminisc(...)

Takes on female sexuality and sexual experiences feature in a number of shows in this year’s Dublin Fringe Festival, which is launched tonight (Wed Ju(...)

Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare, Co Wexford

Profits at the four-star Kelly’s Resort Hotel in Rosslare increased by 12 per cent in 2016 as a “bit more confidence” returned to the economy, the com(...)

Paul Brady: will join a formerly homeless man, Danny Bracken, on stage at Rock against Homelessness. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Rock Against Homelessness takes place in the Olympia Theatre on Friday, April 7th, and will feature Finbar Furey, Paul Brady, Delorentos, The Blizzard(...)

Teresa Mannion: first to fall victim of the dreaded dance off. Photograph: RTE

This week on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars, the Dreaded Dance Off – aka The DDO – makes its first appearance and RTÉ news correspondent Teresa Mannion (...)

Three 10s -  perfect score for Dayl Cronin. Photograph: RTÉ

It’s Switch-Up Week this week on RTÉ’s Dancing with the Stars and as we are seven weeks in and four couples down, things might be a little bit too com(...)

Des Bishop: passionate paso doble and a score of 24 not enough to keep him in the competition.  Photograph: RTE

Love is all around us this week on Dancing with the Stars’ Valentine’s Special, but that love – as cruel and fickle as it so often is – did not extend(...)

Winging it: Dr Eva Orsmond and partner Sean Smullen. Photograph: RTE

Dr Eva Orsmond is the latest celebrity to be voted off RTE’s Dancing with the Stars, and while she was at the bottom of the judges’ leaderboard last (...)

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