French film director Agnes Varda: late artist’s   work was fuelled by empathy. Photograph: Getty/AFP

Agnes Varda died last week, aged 90. Last Monday, I happened to watch her most recent documentary, Faces Places, made with the artist JR who specialis(...)

Hits of 2018: Cant's Cope Won't Cope, Finding Joy, Taken Down, Daniel and Majella’s B&B Road Trip,   Patrick Kielty’s My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me and  Young Offenders

What are you looking at? It’s a question that’s been keeping television station bosses up at night for another year, receiving reports of an ever-dwi(...)

British Foreign Secretary Boris Johnson has called on the British government to abandon commitments it made on the backstop for the North.

Former UK foreign secretary Boris Johnson will be remembered as “the ignoramus who triggered the break up of the UK”, comedian and presenter Patrick K(...)

Patrick Kielty: “Where there’s peace,” he says, “there’ll always be a wee bit of hope.”  Photograph: BBC

At a certain point during My Dad, the Peace Deal and Me (BBC One, Wednesday, 9pm), a personal, fascinating and rather comprehensive investigation into(...)

Al Porter launching ‘Luminosity’ at the Custom House, part of the three-day Dublin New Year Festival. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Many people cannot wait to see the back of 2016, but for the comedian Al Porter it has been a very good year. He turned up to launch the New Year Fe(...)

Sinéad Kennedy, your guide at the Rose Ball and the drama of the qualifying rounds in Road to the Dome, Monday, RTÉ One, 6.30pm

Debatable Monday-Friday, BBC Two, 6.30pmDo we need yet another quiz show on telly? That’s debatable. Patrick Kielty hosts this new daily quiz show in(...)

Rallying support: Donald Trump on the campaign trail. Photograph: Spencer Platt/Getty

‘President Trump”. Two words that seemed laughable when the Donald declared his intention to seek the Republican Party nomination to run for the White(...)

Former Sinn Féin director of publicity Danny Morrison, founder of the west Belfast Feile

Just over 25 years ago some of the most shocking images from the Troubles were transmitted across the globe. They showed west Belfast caught in a vort(...)