Simon Delaney

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Virgin Media Television managing director Paul Farrell: ‘There are times when we have to be pragmatic.’ Photograph: Andres Poveda

Amid neon lighting strips and bizarre stunt acts, The Big Deal debuts on Virgin Media Television this Saturday, and managing director Paul Farrell is (...)

Modern Love: Lucy Boyton and Kit Harrington as star-crossed singletons on the Dublin-Galway train

Normal People has come and gone, leaving us with nothing but fading memories and lingering PTSD after the global fashion industry’s embrace of Paul Me(...)

Nanny Nellie’s Panto Telly: Peter Pan, at Cork Opera House last Christmas. Photograph: John Allen/COH

Panto season is a bit different this year, with productions either moving online or, in a few innovative cases, switching to a drive-in format. All th(...)

Colm Meaney: I do miss a good pint. You genuinely can’t get a good pint of stout anywhere off the island of Ireland. It doesn’t matter what they say. Photograph: Walter McBride/WireImage

One can scarcely imagine a face more likely to coax you back into the theatre than that of Colm Meaney. It thus made sense for Michelle King, head of (...)

Chicken pie topped with puff pastry

When I researched this recipe for my cookbook, I found out the pot pie originated in Greece. Yes, Greece. I had no idea either. The Greeks cooked mea(...)

Cyclists versus the motorists: RTÉ’s Now You See Me is about achieving better visibility, from both perspectives.  Photograph:  Nick Bradshaw

The laziest answer to road safety concerns is always a matter of visibility. If only every cyclist wore a luminous hi-vis vest, an array of front and (...)

Claire Brock will present the new 8pm news bulletin on Virgin Media One (TV3). Photograph: Brian McEvoy

News and current affairs will be boosted and there will be a Reeling in the Years-style look back at Ireland’s recent past in the first autumn season (...)

It’s Independence Day and how better to celebrate than with a classic US diner menu of pancakes, ribs and burgers

“I found the food I love most when I first arrived in the home of the Stars and Stripes: America. There I not only found food that appealed to my ’hom(...)

The Snapper ★★★ The Gate Theatre, Dublin     How well do you remember The Snapper? The second novel in Roddy Doyle’s Barry(...)

Writer Maureen Dowd: unpredictable enough to be both insightful and entertaining as a radio guest. Photograph: Getty Images

As the cervical screening scandal grows ever grimmer and the abortion referendum campaign reaches peak bitterness, hard-pressed current affairs presen(...)

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