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Anne Enright and Lucy Vigne-Welsh in Top Girls by Caryl Churchill in 1985. Photograph: Alan Byrne

It’s fascinating how the same set of words can have so many different meanings. I’m sitting in on rehearsals for Rough Magic’s forthcoming production (...)

Game of Thrones star Sophie Turner says she’s happy to be moving on from Game of Thrones now. Photograph: Getty Images

The campaign for reproductive rights in Northern Ireland is confronted with an awkward dilemma. In recent weeks, there have been calls for studios to (...)

"In the western world, happiness is seen as the ultimate goal and I just don’t agree with that."

Jetting to New York to interview Christina Hendricks for The Observer, mirroring Gwyneth Paltrow’s Goop regime in the name of research, and karaoke-in(...)

‘Derry Girls’

One amusing running joke in Derry Girls (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm), Lisa McGee’s nostalgic ’90s-set comedy, is how little impact anything in the politi(...)

Derry Girls: series one up for a TV Bafta

Derry Girls and Fiona Shaw are among the Irish contingent nominated at this year’s Bafta Television Awards. The Troubles-set comedy series, created a(...)

Derry Girls: the portrait of the show’s stars, on the side of Badger’s Bar on Orchard Street, is a new focal point

Pump Street, Derry. Dominating the skyline is the 17th-century St Columb’s Cathedral; to the left are the city’s historic walls. Gleann Doherty, a tou(...)

The blackboard from the opening episode of the second series of Derry Girls. Photograph: Dylan Llewellyn via Twitter

It’s time for the Derry Girls backlash. I’m here to wonder why this overrated show is getting such coverage in (wait for it, wait for it) The Paper of(...)

James Maguire (Dylan Llewellyn), Michelle Mallon (Jamie-Lee O’Donnell), Erin Quinn (Saoirse Jackson), Orla McCool (Louisa Harland), Clare Devlin (NIcola Coughlan)

The first series of Derry Girls (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9.15pm), Lisa McGee’s zingy coming-of-age comedy that seemed to just about hover over the reality(...)

Derry Girls stars Louisa Harland (left), Jamie-Lee O’Donnell, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Nicola Coughlan and Dylan Llewellyn. Photograph: Channel 4

One of the best things about Channel 4’s Derry Girls has been witnessing the positive if sometimes perplexed international reaction to the series once(...)

Derry Girls: Louise Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Dylan Llewellyn and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

By any measure the first series of Derry Girls, the whip-smart sitcom about four girls and a transplanted English boy grappling with teenage frustrati(...)

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