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Ryan Tubridy demonstrating how coronavirus testing works during last Friday's Late Late Show

Miriam O’Callaghan is to become the first woman to present The Late Late Show in its 58-year history. O’Callaghan will stand in for Ryan Tubridy, who(...)

Mary Mallon (First from left) in a hospital bed. She was forcibly quarantined as a carrier of typhoid fever in 1907 for three years and then again from 1915 until her death in 1938. Photograph: Wikimedia Commons

At the dawn of the 20th century New York City, like numerous other locations around the world, was battling a disease that afflicted thousands of peop(...)

Dona Hermínia (played by comedian Paulo Gustavo), a housewife from Niterói, in My Mother is a Piece of Work 3. Photograph: Facebook

Brazil’s box-office wars this holiday season have seen the force desert the Skywalker clan. One of the galaxy’s most storied families has been bested (...)

Jock (Chris Walley) and  Conor (Alex Murphy) in The Young Offenders

The return of the Young Offenders represents a rare twinkle of sunlight in these dark days for Irish broadcasting. Gay Byrne has passed away while RTÉ(...)

Toblerone made the gap between the chunks in some of its chocolate bar wider while keeping the size of its packaging

In the very early 1980s when the price of a pint of plain was about to go over an old Irish pound for the first time some publicans thought they had c(...)

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(...)

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