Tom Dunne

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Vincent Browne: his  interview on the Ray D’Arcy Show is a curious mix of fatalism, insight and curmudgeonly caricature, but never less than enjoyable

What’s in a name? In the world of radio quite a bit, at least when it comes to a show’s nomenclature: the more generic the programme name, the greater(...)

Left Bank in Kilkenny city is Ireland’s Sky Bar of the Year. Photograph: Visit Kilkenny

A former Bank of Ireland branch in Kilkenny city has cashed in at the Sky Bar of the Year awards, taking the overall best bar in Ireland title as well(...)

 Lewis Cummings of Kerala Kitchen

Happy birthday Kerala Kitchen A south Indian cafe and takeaway on Baggot Street in Dublin run by former newspaper executives Lewis Cummings and Grain(...)

Prof John A Murphy: “As someone who, as a student and a member of staff, experienced real censorship of the old-fashioned kind, I would deplore any return to censorship under some other guise”

The historian and former independent senator, Prof John A Murphy, has warned that a new puritanism is creeping into Irish universities. Prof Murphy s(...)

Gerard Hanberry with Joyce Redmond, for whom Steve Earle wrote ‘Galway Girl’, a the launch of Hanberry’s book ‘On Raglan road: Great Irish Love Songs and the Women Who Inspired Them’. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy.

If life’s best secrets are the “open” ones, no more so than those with love at their heart. So it was with Gerry Hanberry’s research into the muses wh(...)

Peter Hook: The New Order bassist was challenged by Tom Dunne about including highly personal details about his marriage in recent memoirs. Photgraph: Lorne Thomson/Redferns

Just as the word “literally” is now used instead of “metaphorically” by so many people that its dictionary definition has changed, so “taboo subject” (...)

Enda Kenny with Pat Kenny on Newstalk: the Taoiseach tells the host that he has “got his mojo back”, a phrase that draws so much mockery that Enda Kenny must wish he could lose it again. Photograph: Maxwells

The prospect of an all-new programme line-up at Newstalk has been generating fevered anticipation throughout the summer, on Newstalk at least, but on (...)

Stradbally fields forever: an aerial view of the Electric Picnic. Photograph: Sky Tec Ireland

ELECTRIC ARENA FRIDAY 22.45-00.00 Super Furry Animals 21.00-11.15 Todd Terje 19.30-20.30 Broken Social Scene SATURDAY 00.15-01.15 Years & Y(...)

 An event marking the centenary of the 1916 Rising. File photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Historians involved in advising the decade of centenaries “point blank” refused a Government request to use the Northern Ireland peace process as a fr(...)

Musician Adrian Crowley and his daughter Alice (6) at home in Northstrand, Dublin. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

The trials of parenthood have been well documented – the years of penury, the torturous sleep deprivation, the scatological mayhem. But an overlooked (...)

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