Spike Milligan

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‘After the weekend, the Dáil reluctantly examined the latest gobbets of nothingness hacked up by the British prime minister to avoid saying anything meaningful about his withdrawal intentions.’

The non-budget leaks should be starting in earnest any minute now. The non-papers will carry all the relevant points and so will the print editions. (...)

 Pichon has been heavily involved in all aspects of the production, coming up with six original storylines for the two-act play

Liz Pichon is probably the most famous author you have never heard of. She has sold more than 4 million books since 2011 and featured in the Top 20 Mo(...)

In 1994 his contributions to British humour were acknowledged when he received a lifetime achievement award for comedy during a ceremony at the London studios. Photograph: Eddie Kelly

“What would you rather have, a boring truth or an exciting lie?” – Leo Alphonso Milligan. The above quote, attributed to his father by Terence Alan “(...)

Rhob Cunningham: “I don’t listen to it so often nowadays, I just cherish the world it opened up for me.”

As a wee nipper, I first learned of the influence a record can hold with this collection of musical poems, as narrated by the jangled wordsmithery of (...)

Seamus Finn: he was just 24 when he became the youngest editor in the country. Photograph: The Sligo Champion

Seamus Finn, the former editor of the Sligo Champion who has died aged 70, was as a cub reporter banned by Sligo Rovers from their home turf, the Show(...)

File photograph of Martin “Matt” Kivlehan, who has been  found dead in Sligo.

Gardaí have begun a murder investigation after a postmortem confirmed a man died in Sligo town on Monday as a result of stab wounds. The body of musi(...)

Opera On The Streets for MusicTown 2015. Maria Kelly, Sylvia O’Brien, Sarah Shine and Rachel Croash promoting the Wide Open Opera show for the festival.  Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

MusicTown festivalThe inaugural festival kicked off in Dublin city on Friday and will run until April 19th. The eclectic programme includes more than (...)

Spike Milligan: his father Leo was born  in Sligo where the inaugural Bright Side of Life comedy festival is taking place

Thirteen years after his death, Spike Milligan has provided a treasure trove of new material for a comedy festival in his father’s home town of Sligo.(...)

Miriam Frank: ‘Much of today’s writing appears to be celebrity related and follows fashions, relying on the expertise of others and writing to a learnt formula, rather than through the direct experience and observation of life.’

Miriam Frank is the author of My Innocent Absence: Tales from a Nomadic Life (Arcadia Books), an exploration of identity, belonging and relationships,(...)

The actor and comedian Bill Kerr, who has died aged 92, was a master of laconic understatement. He became a household name as a perfect foil for Tony (...)

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