Pitching in: TG4 covers live ladies’ football games in exactly the same way as the other strand of its GAA coverage, and has fast-tracked the normalisation of female participation in our games. Photograph: Lorraine O’Sullivan/Inpho

I had an American friend in town last weekend. Brian Murphy, of KNBR radio in San Francisco, has been talking to me and my colleagues in our various i(...)

The Willis Clan from Nashville, Tennessee, performing in a previous year’s Fleadh Cheoil in Cavan. Photograph: Alan Betson

With “cuts” being the most uttered word in the arts sector, festivals have continued to look to private funders to make their events happen. But sp(...)

Patrick Maher: will give Cork’s Marc Ellis a real test. Photograph: Cathal Noonan/Inpho

I was working with TG4 in Semple Stadium on the last Sunday in March this year. Cork and Tipperary were in opposition in the league quarter-final. As (...)