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‘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 (...)

Derry Girls: Louise Harland, Nicola Coughlan, Saoirse-Monica Jackson, Dylan Llewellyn and Jamie-Lee O’Donnell

By any measure the first series of Derry Girls, the whip-smart sitcom about four girls and a transplanted English boy grappling with teenage frustrati(...)

She’s Missing: Eiza González in Alexandra McGuinness’s movie, part of Dublin International Film Festival

Virgin Media Dublin International Film Festival has announced a busy programme for its upcoming edition. Beginning on February 20th, this is the first(...)

Gavin James: “My favourite place to go is Oslo in Norway. It looks like a Christmas postcard”
Gavin James: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book I’ve only started reading the Harry Potter books, by JK Rowling, for the first time, and I’m on The Prisoner of Azkaban right n(...)

Irish author Donal Ryan: I love all the coffee-drinking and shrugging and fag-smoking in Paris.  Photograph: Anthony Woods
Donal Ryan: On My Culture Radar

Current favourite book  I’m reading Kerry Neville’s second collection, Remember to Forget Me, and it is a masterclass in short fiction. I’m delig(...)

Jump to: Peter Casey Gavin Duffy Joan Freeman Seán Gallagher Michael D Higgins Liadh Ní Riada PETER CASEY Current favourite book (...)

Stephen Fry is interviewed by Gay Byrne on ‘The Meaning of Life’. Photograph: RTÉ

Blasphemy? What is it? “Impious or profane speaking of God or sacred things’’ as banned by the second of the Ten Commandments and the Irish Constituti(...)

Josepha Madigan: “I loved The Killing of a Sacred Deer, even though it terrified me.” Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Favourite current book I’ve just finished a book of 16 fascinating short stories called The Far Side of Happiness by Gerry Boland, which he gave me w(...)

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