Coppers is owned by Cathal and Paula Jackson, who have invested heavily in the business.

One of Ireland’s most famous venues, Copper Face Jacks in Dublin, is up for sale, with industry sources suggesting it could fetch up to €40 million. (...)

Darren Smith, television producer and  managing director of Kite Entertainment. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw/The Irish Times

Darren Smith apologises for checking his phone. He is waiting for last night’s television ratings to come through: when we meet, Ireland’s Fittest Fam(...)

Management at Lillie’s Bordello said they had “exciting plans coming down the tracks”.

There will be wailing and gnashing of teeth among Ireland’s minor celebrity set this weekend after news broke that Lillie’s Bordello is to close its d(...)

The cast during rehearsals of Paul Howard’s ‘Copper Face Jacks’ in the Olympia Treatre, Dublin. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw  Copper Face Jacks: The Musical: Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

If there was ever a Dublin club whose reputation precedes it, it’s Harcourt Street’s Copper Face Jacks. Even the Lonely Planet got wind of that i(...)

“It’s not goodbye yet,” said owner Mary Cremin. Photograph: Alan Betson/The Irish Times

The beloved watering hole of Dublin 4’s rugby-loving denizens is for sale and its most famous – and most barred – patron has spoken of his devastation(...)

“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(...)

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