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The Small Things: Pauline McLynn and Peter Gowan   face off on a pair of small separate stages

The Small Things ★★ Old Cork Waterworks, Cork There’s a moment in Corcadorca’s production of The Small Things when everything comes together. Pauline(...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan competing in Serbia. The big target is next year at the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

The catch. That is the blade entry into the water. Father Ted wins a £200 bet. Himself, Dougal and Mrs Doyle depart Craggy Island for the mainland t(...)

The seasoned GAA pundit Marty Morrissey and the comedian Bernard O’Shea just can’t get enough of each other

The seasoned GAA pundit, Marty Morrissey, and the comedian Bernard O’Shea just can’t get enough of each other. They bonded as two of the darker horse(...)

Comedy show Father Ted ran between 1995 and 1998.

Hundreds of Father Ted fans are expected to flock to “Craggy Island”, normally known as Inis Mór, for Tedfest celebrations ahead of the 20th anniversa(...)

“Don’t make unnecessary journeys.” – Teresa Mannion, RTÉ

“I recognise no partition. I recognise it as no crime to be in my own country. I would be ashamed of my own name and my murdered husband’s name if I d(...)

Forage for supper: Bring your mother to a wildfood masterclass at Brook Lodge in Macreddin Village, Co Wicklow

Don’t panic, it’s not this weekend: you still have a week to sort your Mother’s Day present. However, if you were born to that impossible-to-spoil (...)

 Actor Stephen Brennan and relatives carry the coffin of his mother Daphne Brennan  at her  funeral  at Terenure College Chapel, Dublin. Photograph: Eric Luke/The Irish Times

Former actor Daphne Brennan was described at her funeral as an “extraordinary Dubliner” who was also a great role model. Ms Brennan, née Carroll, died(...)

People at work at the Sorwathe Tea Plantation, 90 minutes from the Rwandan capital of Kigali. Photograph: Conor Pope

The blame for Ireland’s cataclysmic economic crash can be traced back to tea. Were it not for our enduring love of the stuff, a love stretching back m(...)

Drag queen Panti Bliss (AKA Rory O’Neill) has been nominated to complete the Ice Bucket Challenge by two Dublin-based Redemptorist priests. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times.

Two Catholic priests have undertaken the Ice Bucket Challenge and nominated the Catholic Archbishop of Dublin Diarmuid Martin, papal nuncio Archbishop(...)

Yvonne Cotton (Pauline McLynn, right) talking to Dot Cotton (June Brown), as Father Ted star McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s mother. Photograph: Jack Barnes/BBC/PA Wire

In a move from the wilds of Craggy Island to London’s Albert Square, Irish actor Pauline McLynn is joining EastEnders to play Charlie Cotton’s (...)

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