Terry Wogan

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Ryan Tubridy expended much energy parsing conversational mores that annoy him. Photograph: RTÉ

One of the sharpest regular features in Myles na gCopaleen’s columns for this paper was the “Catechism of Cliché”, where Brian O’Nolan’s alter ego wou(...)

Portobello Plaza in Dublin – Plaza Mayor in Madrid and the Plaza de Mayo in Buenos Aires have nothing to fear. Photograph: Laura Hutton

If you told any Dubliner in the 1980s that, a few decades hence, the most talked about locales across the city – the country, perhaps – would be Porto(...)

 Minister for European Affairs Helen McEntee  at the Francis Ledwidge Museum during the State Commemoration ceremony to mark the centenary of poets death in 2017. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

The operators of the Francis Ledwidge Museum in Slane, Co Meath have appealed for donations amid concerns the cottage is at risk of being lost to futu(...)

Francis Brendan Heaslip: played rugby for Connacht and was central to the commercial and cultural life of Galway for many years

He was one of those people who was known to all by just the one name, Danno. He was born Francis Brendan Heaslip in Knocknacarra in 1938. Because he l(...)

 Presenter Laura Whitmore, who is from Wicklow and lives in London, received vile abuse on social media after posting about  being as a guest on The Locker, a British Army-backed podcast, Photograph: ITV

Alexander Boris de Pfeffel Johnson is not generally regarded as an appropriate role model in these parts, but in one respect at least we seem happy to(...)

Les Dennis, host of Family Fortunes: “No matter how rank his impressions are, Les Dennis will always be welcome in this house.”

So what’s been your lockdown life-saver? In our house, it’s Family Fortunes. Not the board game, although that’s what started it. It came at Christm(...)

RTÉ broadcaster Larry Gogan in 1969. The naturally warm voice ensured his career flourished.

Larry Gogan Born: May 3rd, 1934 Died: January 7th, 2020 Larry Gogan, who has died in Dublin aged 85, was for nearly six decades the voice of pop radi(...)

Ireland’s Seamus Coleman has words with Denmark’s Jens Stryger Larsen during the Euo qualifier at Telia Parken, Copenhagen. Photograph: Ryan Byrne/Inpho

It’s become clear that Ireland and Denmark have had enough at this stage, not just of playing each other at football but of the other crowd in general(...)

Mike Murphy (left), with Gay Byrne and his wife Kathleen Watkins in 2008. File photograph: Dave Meehan

I didn’t know who he was at the time. He was 26 or so, tidily dressed, carrying a small box of records, walking briskly down the length of the Radio É(...)

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(...)

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