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Brendan O’Carroll generates much of his income from touring, while the appeal of the TV programme shows no sign of abating

The earning power of Agnes Brown shows no sign of slowing down as profits at a Brendan O’Carroll entertainment company almost doubled to €643,876 last(...)

Mrs Brown’s Boys Buster (Danny O’Carroll)  Screengrab: BBC

Mrs Brown’s Boys actor Daniel O’Carroll was among 73 individuals and firms who made settlements in the latest list of tax defaulters. Mr O’Carroll, s(...)

Young Offenders Conor MacSweeney (Alex Murphy) and Jock O’Keeffe (Chris Walley). Photograph: Miki Barlok

Christmas episodes of hit television shows The Young Offenders and Mrs Brown’s Boys are sure to put a smile on even the Grinchiest of family members’ (...)

Podge, Rodge and Doireann Garrihy (God love her)

Irish talk shows generally trade on a heady mix of light entertainment, personal tragedy and local gossip. You know, the kind of stuff that only makes(...)

Ocean’s 8: one of the big summer movies

The Graham Norton Show Friday, BBC One, 10.45pm Tonight it’s all about the all-female Ocean’s 8 crime caper. On the sofa are Hollywood star Sandra Bul(...)

Aidan Turner as Ross Poldark in ‘Poldark’. Photograph: Mammoth Screen/BBC/PA

The Graham Norton Show Friday, TV3, 9pm The guests on Graham’s sofa include Olympic and world champion sprinter Usain Bolt, who is taking part in Socc(...)

Watching the Mrs Brown’s Boys Christmas special is one of the themes suggested for 2018 Christmas stamps.

Mrs Brown’s Boys, the Late Late Toy Show and chocolate selection boxes are among contenders for this year’s Christmas stamps, An Post has said. The c(...)

 Grainia Long, chief executive, ISPCC at the launch of the ISPCC annual report in Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill / The Irish Times

The number of children using the internet and text messages to access Childline’s services increased by a third last year. Childline said it answere(...)

Ed Sheeran is the type of man who croons sweet songs to a lady lover until she shouts “Jesus Ed, I’m trying to sleep.” Photograph: Reuters/Hannah McKay

There has been a lot of talk recently about masculinity and male role models so I have decided to use recent news headlines to examine all seven kinds(...)

Part of the reason 'Father Ted' remains popular today  is that its anarchic humour has a certain timelessness.

On October 1st, 2014, thousands marched through Dublin protesting against the imposition of water charges. Many demonstrators brandished home-made pla(...)

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