Ivan Yates has had more comebacks than Sinatra.  Photograph: Cyril Byrne

What is it with floridly opinionated male broadcasters of a certain age and the tersely macho titles of their shows? Eamon Dunphy started the trend wi(...)

Taoiseach Leo Varadkar  and Tánaiste Frances Fitzgerald  at the Dublin Pride Parade. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

“It’s wild how queer Ireland has become,” said Panti Bliss when she delivered the central welcome address at the Edinburgh Fringe Festival last week. (...)

Actor, writer and director Lena Dunham. “In Dunham’s world opinions and thoughts that don’t align with hers need to be shut down.” Photograph: Stuart C Wilson/Getty Images

Last week, the actor, writer and director Lena Dunham sent out a provocative tweet to her 5.5 million followers, while frustrated at a flight delay in(...)

Children from around the country compete in table tennis at the Aldi Community Games Festivals. Photo: Leon Farrell/Photocall Ireland.

The table quiz final at the Community Games is barely two rounds old and already the fat lady has started to clear her throat within earshot of the te(...)

Judit Polgár: “It’s very important where you put your goals. If my goal hadn’t been to be in the absolute best category, I would not have been able to be for 26 years the number one in the ladies’ category.” Photograph: Stefan64

“Without work, talent is lost,” said the “queen of chess”. It has been a long, hard journey for Judit Polgár. Speaking at an event held this week by (...)

Eunice Adeleye was born in Ireland to Nigerian parents in 2007. In school her favourite subject is maths. She loves to dress up and get her hair done. Photograph: Kim Haughton

Sometimes the simplest ideas are the best, and Kim Haughton’s project Portrait of a Century is genius in both its simplicity and impact. The Irish pho(...)

The Cutting Edge programme was said to include “patronising, ill informed, ignorant and insensitive comments” which should have been challenged by host Brendan O’Connor.

Two Church of Ireland women priests have taken strong exception to a portrayal of the church as “watered down Catholicism” on Wednesday night’s RTÉ On(...)

Sean O’Rourke: Loves to talk about sport in general and the GAA in particular, the only topics outside current affairs that seem to animate him.

Is Sean O’Rourke losing his edge? Three years ago he was the most formidable news anchor on the block, and his firm stewardship of News at One was vi(...)

Sculptor Donnacha Cahill’s giant pop-up audio visual sculpture, The Gramophone,  at the market outside St Nicholas’ Collegiate Church  as part of Galway International Arts Festival. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

1. Name-checking Galway’s designation as Capital of Culture works every time. ]Elvis Costello is on stage at the Big Top tent on Friday, the night (...)

Pantibar sign – from the bar’s Facebook page

Writing in the late 1920s, the German critic Walter Benjamin described the “jerky nearness” of electric signage as a new feature of city life. Where (...)