Sean Hughes

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Capt Dara Fitzpatrick, who died along with her crewmates Capt Mark Duffy, Ciarán Smith and Paul Ormsby while on a search and rescue mission in March. Photograph: Cyril Byrne
Rest in peace ... They died in 2017
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  • December 28, 2017, 06:00

JANUARY 8 – Peter Sarstedt, English singer/songwriter – Where Do You Go To (My Lovely)? – age 75 9 – TK Whitaker, economist and former public servan(...)

The Order of Service at the funeral of comedian Sean Hughes at Islington and Camden Cemetery in London. Photograph: Yui Mok/PA Wire

Sean Hughes was laid to rest at a London crematorium on Monday to the sound of Heaven Knows I’m Miserable Now by The Smiths. The comedian, who died on(...)

Sean Hughes

They were Irish comedy’s equivalent of the Famous Five, though nobody ever called them that. Michael Redmond, Kevin McAleer, Ian MacPherson, Owen O’Ne(...)

Comedian Sean Hughes, who has died aged 51. Photograph: Alan Betson

Comedian Sean Hughes has died at the age of 51, his management company said on Monday. A statement was posted on Facebook saying Hughes - who had liv(...)

“I think RTÉ are being very brave with this,” says Don’t Quote Me presenter Sean Hughes

At first glance, Sean Hughes seems an odd choice to helm a radio project that aims to change how broadcast comedy is made in Ireland. After all, the (...)

People enjoying the good weather at Forty foot, Sandycove ,Dublin this week. Photograph: Stephen Collins/Collins Photos

A busy bank holiday weekend of marathons, music, food and flowers is ahead, but it seem s a relatively unbroken spell of sunshine this week may not co(...)

Sean Hughes, who is to return to RTÉ for a series of the comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me!. photograph: alan betson

RTÉ Radio 1 topical comedy panel show Don’t Quote Me! is returning for a six-part series as part of a total of 18 hours of new radio comedy that is be(...)

Bill Bailey: “Getting on television was purely an incidental career”

Bill Bailey once quipped that he has enjoyed a meteoric rise to fame – if the meteor in question was slowly dragged across a ploughed field by an a(...)

Belfast Magistrates’ Court has heard the woman’s new status may be linked to a potential change in her mental health status.

A Belfast judge has decided that two men, Padraic Wilson and Sean Hughes, must face trial on a number of charges relating to alleged IRA membership an(...)

‘It wasn’t Garth Brooks that they were afraid of.’ Photograph: Mario Anzuoni/Files/Reuters

I was in the back of a taxi in a seaside town. The sun was shining. The taxi man was telling me his life story. “I have four sons,” he said, “a(...)

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