Stefanie Preissner: ‘I’m really happy in my life at the moment. You couldn’t pay me to go back to my 20s.’ Photograph: Alan Betson

When Stefanie Preissner’s publisher asked her to write a book about saying no, she couldn’t but say yes. “I was so flattered I couldn’t say no,” the c(...)

Doireann Garrihy: her ambition is to host a magazine-style show on national radio. Photograph: Dave Meehan

On November 9th, 2016, people all over the world were trying to come to terms with a new reality in which Donald Trump was leader of the free world. T(...)

Since it first opened in 1996, Copper Face Jacks has become an Irish institution, a place where you are guaranteed to bump into a guard.

On Thursday night, Copper Face Jacks on Harcourt Street was decked out in St Patrick’s Day bunting, bracing itself for the long weekend ahead. Inside(...)

Dublin Dance Festival, Anne Teresa De Keersmaeker’s Rosas Danst Rosas, Photograph:  Anne Van Aerschot

Dreaming in Blue Until February 14th Harry Clarke’s dreamy The Eve of Saint Agnes is at the Hugh Lane in Dublin, but you can see his wonderful waterco(...)

By the time puberty strikes, girls are already playing down their ambitions, frightened to fail, or to be seen as “pushy”, “bossy” or a “show off”. Illustration: Getty Images

For women, ambition is sometimes seen as a dirty word. The rationale seems to go that it’s one thing to have success foisted upon you; it is another, (...)

Stefanie Preissner radio show ‘Situationships’ will air on RTÉ Radio 1 on Thursday. Photograph: Dara Mac Donaill / The Irish Times

Stefanie Preissner appears to be coping very well indeed, with two US TV shows in the pipeline, and a new RTÉ Radio 1 series about women’s relationshi(...)

Chris O’Dowd: “I used to write a lot in my spare time, in between jobs. But in the last three years I’ve had two kids.” Photograph: Nicholas Hunt/Getty Images

Phew, that’s a relief. I thought we’d lost Chris O’Dowd there for a minute. Not on the phone – the phone connection to LA is fine, if a little distant(...)

Seána Kerslake and Nika McGuigan as Aisling and Danielle, ‘Can’t Cope Won’t Cope’ co-dependent stars.

Drama and comedy may seem like great friends, but fundamentally they want different things. A drama asks that its protagonists are put through the wr(...)

Nobody’s fool:  Anthony Hopkins. Photograph: Ed Miller

King Lear Monday, BBC Two, 9.30pm A mad king rules over a totalitarian military dictatorship in England, and pretty soon everything descends into chao(...)

“You are like a scar that won’t fade,” Danielle tells Aisling

One of the freshest, funniest and most alarming shows on television ended 18 months ago with an otherwise pedestrian sight, familiar to most nightclub(...)

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