“They’re very thin but have little silicone dots all over the soles so you stick to your mat and don’t skid.”

WARNING: The following contains descriptions of imperfect feet. If you are mortified by your own trotters, you might find this a comfort but if you ha(...)

“Er, it’s the Vico Road... Do you think anyone around here cleans their own gaff?” Illustration: Alan Clarke

It’s been a busy year for Ross O’Carroll Kelly as he and his extended family continued to amuse us, 20 years after the south Co Dublin character was c(...)

Just Walliams: David Walliams received the international recognition award at the Irish Book Awards in Dublin last month. Photograph; Phillip Massey/Getty Images

David Walliams is by some distance the bestselling author in Ireland in 2017. Children’s author Walliams has sold an astonishing 177,045 books to dat(...)

New Zealand comedian Penny Ashton whose show – Promise and Promiscuity: A New Musical –  runs in Tralee, Kilmallock, Nenagh and Limerick in November

Postcards from the Ledge      Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, October 25th-November 11th, 7.30pm (Saturday matinee 2.30pm), €22-€55 – gaietyth(...)

“I don’t even want to know your reasons for being against gay marriage, Ross. I had no idea I was married to a bigot”. By now, of course, there are q(...)

“Honor steps out of the dressing room and walk onto the pitch. She’s wearing the little Leinster jersey I bought her for Christmas and I’m suddenly on(...)

 Rory Nolan at rehearsals for “Waiting for Godot”: “For that energy the comic character has to have, there has to be a dark side to it.” Photograph: Alan Betson

By Rory Nolan’s standards – which have become almost legendary in certain circles – this does not count as a classic prank. But when the PR person ph(...)

 When the owner of The Hermitage was a little boy, back when there was still a Foxrock train station, he used to take the train out here from Ter(...)

Santa Claus relaxing at home with The Irish Times. Illustration: Dearbhla Kelly

The letter comes at the beginning of December. It’s the only thing in my pigeonhole at The Irish Times one morning; a small white envelope that is un(...)

Fianna Fáil housing spokesman Barry Cowen: “The cost of building a new home will remain fundamentally unaddressed.” Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The Government’s help-to-buy scheme to assist first-time house buyers has been strongly criticised by Fianna Fáil. Party housing spokesman Barry Co(...)

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