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Sarah Harding: the singer was brimming with life, albeit in the end making do with a much more intimate stage. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sarah Harding, the Girls Aloud singer, described in the memoir she published earlier this year as the prospect of her death loomed, how she often felt(...)

‘We went to this private school and there was a lot of egos floating around ... There was a lot of stuff about status and what your dad does.’

As the popstar twins turn 30, they look back on their lengthy career in show business, and talk social justice, making babies and a new TV show (...)

The X Factor: the first series featured Simon Cowell, Sharon Osbourne and Louis Walsh as the judges. Photograph: Talkback Thames/PA

Amid the amusement, bemusement and schadenfreude that have greeted the news that the plug has been pulled on The X Factor, it’s easy to overlook the m(...)

Clear History, hosted by Kevin McGahern, with team captains Joanne McNally and Colin Murphy. Photograph: RTÉ

Clear History (RTÉ Two, Friday) is Irish television’s latest attempt at a comedy panel show and it won’t come as a huge surprise to report that it isn(...)

Louis Walsh was a judge on The X Factor television show but due to falling ratings, the long-running show did not air in 2020. File photograph: Dara Mac Donaill

Pop entrepreneur Louis Walsh is in line for a pretax windfall of about €550,000 after moving to wind up his management company. According to new docu(...)

Sil Fox at home: ‘I just want to get back to telling a gag and making people happy.’ Photograph: Tom Honan

Sil Fox hasn’t really been himself since the day in early 2019 When he got a phone call asking him to come down to a Garda station There’s no gu(...)

 Between the spread of coronavirus and the savage onset of Storm Ciara, the removal of Simon Cowell’s talent contest from television screens, for one year at least, has slipped through the news cracks. Photograph: Eamonn McCormack/Getty Images

The ambitious but nervous hopefuls, their dignity on the line, stand under the harsh lights, waiting to hear if they have met the approval of the voti(...)

Brexit’s economic consequences won’t matter. The first order of business is banishment from the headlines. Photograph: Facundo Arrizabalaga/EPA

My first post-Brexit column. A business column focused on economics, with a smattering of finance. Topics that seem quaint, perhaps beside the point. (...)

 Louis Walsh at the Intercontinental Hotel, Ballsbridge, Dublin. FiIe photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Pop guru Louis Walsh last year shared a pay pot of more than €335,000 from his main entertainment firm. New accounts filed by Walsh’s management comp(...)

Westlife in Belfast. Photograph: Christie Goodwin

AHEAD OF THEIR CROKE PARK GIGS NEXT WEEKEND, PATRICK FREYNE SPENDS THE DAY HANGING OUT BACKSTAGE WITH THE BOY BAND TURNED ‘MAN BAND’ AT THE START OF(...)

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