Terry Wogan

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Tony Slattery: most of his celebrity chums and hangers-on vanished ‘when the money dried up, which was saddening. Yes, very saddening’. Photograph: Atrium

When I moved to London in 1990, I knew that, in order to fit in at school, I had to educate myself about the important British celebrities. While my c(...)

Seán Bán Breathnach agus Gráinne Uí Mhaitiú  agus iad ag obair ar  SBB ina Shuí i 1979.

Foclóir: taighde - research, leathchéad - fifty, shaothraigh - earned, lúith - vigour, bródúil - proud, díomá - disappointment, craoltóir - broadcaste(...)

Limerick’s Seamus Hickey lifts the Liam McCarthy Cup after his side ended a 45-year drought to claim the All-Ireland Senior  Championship. Photograph: James Crombie/INPHO.

All-Ireland senior hurling champions Limerick were crowned the county’s People of the Year at a ceremony on Thursday. Vickey Phelan, whose High Court(...)

Larry Gogan: His lifelong mission to share the joy of music continues. Photograph: Eric Luke

It’s a tribute to the enduring enthusiasm and professionalism of Larry Gogan that news of the veteran RTÉ star’s retirement from 2FM after close to si(...)

Finbar Furey and Imelda May performing sweet sixteen at The Late Late Show in London. Photograph: Andres Poveda

Ryan Tubridy promised viewers of the Late Late London Special “a different day in the office,” yet despite the ornate and echoey surrounds of Central (...)

The first lecture will be delivered by Bernadette McAliskey, who was a prominent civil rights campaigner and, as Bernadette Devlin, the youngest woman elected to Westminster. Photograph:  Frank Barratt/Keystone/Getty Images

A new 10-week course in Belfast will hear nationalist, unionist and other perspectives on the Civil Rights movement in Northern Ireland. The course a(...)

The  bronze sculpture in Limerick of Freeman of the city, the late Terry Wogan.

Gardaí have been asked to investigate after a €60,000 memorial sculpture of Terry Wogan was discovered “defaced” in Limerick. The bronze statue, whi(...)

When it began, Gay Byrne’s ‘The Meaning of Life’ looked like a hobby for a veteran broadcaster. He made it compelling TV

Does He exist, this divine figure we imagine? If so, how does He allow bad things to happen? And what would you say – following a long and eventful li(...)

 A fan invades the stage during the performance of SuRie (right) for  the UK at the Eurovision Song Contest  final at the Altice Arena in Lisbon, Portugal. Photograph: Jose Sena Goulao/EPA

A stage invader shouted about “Nazis of the UK media” as he snatched the microphone during the UK’s Eurovision performance. An intruder in a black an(...)

Clodagh Rodgers: spangled hot pants and insured legs just visible as she performs for the UK in 1971 Eurovision Song Contest in Dublin. Photograph:  Rolls Press/Popperfoto/Getty Images

In April 1971, when Ireland hosted its first Eurovision Song Contest it was all about Northern Ireland. The song competition was being held in the Gai(...)

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