Marty Whelan

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Love Island: Maura Higgins and Yewande Biala

It’s 9pm. You’re out for a few pints with pals when suddenly you are overcome with worry: you won’t be home in time. You fire off a text with the urge(...)

underCURRENT: the camp cabaret spans burlesque, dance, drag and live music. Photograph: Eddie Kavanagh

The City of Dublin Working Men’s Club, established more than one hundred years ago, historically catered to the brewers, dockers, drovers and others e(...)

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? (...)

Larry Gogan: His lifelong mission to share the joy of music continues. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s a tribute to the enduring enthusiasm and professionalism of Larry Gogan that news of the veteran RTÉ star’s retirement from 2FM after close to si(...)

Rose Anne ‘Nancy’ Shankey following her second even more successful appearance on the National Lottery’s ‘Winning Streak’ in 2013. Photograph: Mac Innes Photography

An 83-year-old shoe shop owner from Co Monaghan will make National Lottery history this weekend when she becomes the first person to appear on its cas(...)

Paul Williams and Shane Coleman

It’s hard to believe Paul Williams has the time to be bored, what with anchoring a news show and engaging in verbal skirmishes with his on-air colleag(...)

Ryan O’Shaughnessy representing Ireland with ‘Together’ backstage at the 63rd Eurovision at the Altice Arena in Lisbon. Photograph: EPA/Miguel A. Lopes

Welcome to Eurovision 2018, Ireland (RTÉ One, Saturday, 8pm). You’re very lucky to be here. “We’re in with a big chance,” Marty Whelan’s voice told u(...)

 John McGuirk in the No campaign HQ, ‘Life House’, Gardiner Place, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

It’s a supposedly democratic contest that has nonetheless raised suspicions, with long-standing rumours of votes swayed by underhand tactics and nefar(...)

Minister for Communications Denis Naughten addresses the Dáil about claims in relation to Independent News & Media. Photograph: Oireachtas TV/PA Wire

So Denis Naughten will survive. He is a lucky man. The people who could have taken him out are too distracted by their own interests to seriously bo(...)

Winning Streak: presenters Marty Whelan and Sinead Kennedy. Photograph: Bryan Meade

The presenters of Winning Streak, one of Europe’s longest-running television gameshows, are meeting contestants in a reception room at RTÉ’s televisio(...)

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