Tommy Tiernan

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Forbidden fruit: the music festival takes over Royal Hospital Kilmainham this weekend. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

DUBLIN Bloom Phoenix Park, Dublin 8; until Monday, June 3; bloominthepark.com Ireland’s answer to the Chelsea Flower Show, Bord Bia’s annual extravag(...)

Sally Phillips: “I don’t notice the sexism now because it was so much worse when we started.”

“I remember my first stand-up gig in the 80s was a gong show,” recalls Sally Phillips – I think we can guess where this is going. “The judges would ri(...)

Shane Lowry practices ahead of the US PGA Championship at Bethpage Black. Photograph: Warren Little/Getty

The head gasket blew off. Shane Lowry had just missed a short putt to lose $100 to Pádraig Harrington and, for those feeling a blast of the cold air s(...)

There’s a dispiriting cookie-cutter feel to radio’s book segments. Photograph: iStock

Last week British newspapers reported that, in order to save money, some BBC Radio 4 presenters had been advised that it was no longer necessary befor(...)

Tommy Tiernan shows up unprepared. The effect is electric

To judge by conventional talk show standards, Tommy Tiernan makes for an awful interviewer. The host of The Tommy Tiernan Show (RTÉ One, Saturday, 9.(...)

Ruby Walsh with his wife, Gillian, and daughters Isabelle, Elsa and Gemma after he announced his retirement at the 2019 Punchestown Festival in Co Kildare last Wednesday.  Photograph: Tommy Dickson/Inpho

He had so many Walshes surrounding him at Punchestown, Robert Hall was feeling severely outnumbered. “You’re like the Jackson Five,” he said to Ted, K(...)

As his chatshow returns for a third season, the comedian talks about the need to keep going, the value of being unpredictable, and the stresses and (...)

‘Derry Girls’

One amusing running joke in Derry Girls (Channel 4, Tuesday, 9pm), Lisa McGee’s nostalgic ’90s-set comedy, is how little impact anything in the politi(...)

Irish soprano Celine Byrne on Liam Neeson: ‘I think his recent comments were taken out of context. If you listen to the whole interview, the subject of the whole thing was revenge violence.’

Current favourite restaurant? I live out in the country, Caragh in Kildare, and I’d normally go to Las Radas there, which serves delicious tapas. Pep(...)

Kilkenny Cat Laughs: Dylan Moran is bringing his Dr Cosmos show to the comedy festival

Dylan Moran, Tommy Tiernan and Dara Ó Briain have been announced as part of the line-up for this year’s Kilkenny Cat Laughs comedy festival, over the (...)

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