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‘There’s a limit to the amount of times I’m prepared to prostitute my catchphrase’ Tony Robinson in Blackadder. Photograph: Victor Watts/Rex/Shutterstock

When it happens to Richard Wilson, he gives a wave and keeps walking. Maureen Lipman, on the other hand, tends to assume an expression of weary resign(...)

Brendan Grace at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin in 2001. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

Just like Billy Connolly, Brendan Grace began in show business as a singer in a folk band. And just like Billy Connolly, Brendan Grace quickly discove(...)

Comic  Brendan Grace pictured  at the Gaiety Theatre, Dublin, in 2001. File photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

A book of condolence will be opened on Thursday afternoon and Friday for Dubliners to pay their respects to comedian Brendan Grace, who has died aged (...)

It has been a perennial bugbear of workers here that tax cuts announced in the budget are often eroded by the Government’s decision to keep tax bands and credits unchanged from the previous year

Inflation-proofing tax and welfare changes in the budget would cost the Government an additional €1.2 billion, a new study has indicated. As Eoin Burk(...)

Medical equipment seller Eurosurgical Ltd, which is in liquidation, paid €12.4 million, making it the biggest settlement on the list.

A pub featured in sitcom Father Ted, a company owned by a well-known developer and a defunct medical equipment seller were among the tax defaulters hi(...)

Ireland’s Gary O’Donovan and Paul O’Donovan competing in Serbia. The big target is next year at the Tokyo Olympics. Photograph: Srdjan Stevanovic/Inpho

The catch. That is the blade entry into the water. Father Ted wins a £200 bet. Himself, Dougal and Mrs Doyle depart Craggy Island for the mainland t(...)

Family fun in St Dominic’s Park, Drogheda,  1-5pm, Monday

Bray International Jazz Festival, Co Wicklow, May 3-6 One of Ireland’s most established jazz festivals, this four-day event turns the north Wicklow s(...)

Daenerys Targaryen in Dublin’s Waxwork Museum. Photograph: Conor Pope

Winter has come to the Dublin Waxworks Museum just as Game of Thrones reaches its bloody climax. On Wednesday morning, the Dublin city centre tourist(...)

Come Out Ye Black and Tans: the rabble-rouser was sung by The Wolfe Tones. Photograph: Terry Thorp

It has been swirling around the head for nearly a week. After decades of never hearing Come Out Ye Black and Tans, I’m going around humming it to myse(...)

Derry Girls: the portrait of the show’s stars, on the side of Badger’s Bar on Orchard Street, is a new focal point

Pump Street, Derry. Dominating the skyline is the 17th-century St Columb’s Cathedral; to the left are the city’s historic walls. Gleann Doherty, a tou(...)

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