Tommy Tiernan

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A screen shot from Government video promoting Ireland.

As for gifts, it’ll probably be the usual assortment of linen and books and a little something in silver. Or maybe Leo might surprise Donald with a b(...)

Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

The old notion that a broadcaster should be a role model of probity and integrity seems quaint in an era of institutional distrust, fake news and Oper(...)

Mark O’Connell: ‘If Ulysses were set in 2018, somewhere between 150 and 200 pages would just be the two main guys standing around at pedestrian crossings waiting for the green man to make an appearance’

You can tell a lot about a city by the way it treats its pedestrians. Dublin seems at best indifferent to its ambulatory underclass, at worst actively(...)

Brian Doherty as Mike Glavin, Gráinne Good as Sive and Andrea Irvine as Mena in Druid’s production of Sive by John B Keane at the Gaiety Theatre. Photograph: Ros Kavanagh

Sive Gaiety Theatre, Dublin. Ends Mar 3. 7.30pm (Thurs and Sat mat 2.30pm) €18.50-€46. – Last staged by Druid in 2003, at the height(...)

Deirdre O’Kane: ‘I can’t watch the refugee crisis for another minute. I can’t pass another homeless person in the street.’

The homelessness and the refugee crisis is why I started Paddy’s Night in support of Comic Relief. I can’t watch the refugee crisis for another minute(...)

Eoghan McDermott: 'I’ve deleted my Facebook and Snapchat accounts now, but I use Instagram to be nosy'

Book I’ve just finished an amazing book called I Know This Much Is True by Wally Lamb, about a brother with a personality disorder and how his twin n(...)

Derry Girls. When you’re a teenager living in the shadow of the Troubles, life still goes on. Photograph: Channel 4

When Derry Girls (Channel 4 , Thursday, 10pm) began last week, Lisa McGee’s zippy new comedy series featured a terrorist act in its opening moments. S(...)

The Young Offenders

It’s still so young as a medium: not even a century old. But so much has happened to television recently, it’s hard to say how we’ll be watching it by(...)

Tommy Tiernan: “I wouldn’t be surprised if I came to consciousness in three minutes’ time in a carpet factory in Navan, with some foreman shouting ‘Cop on Tiernan! Stop daydreaming!’”

If you were wondering how Tommy Tiernan prepares for gigs – a spot of shadow-boxing, perhaps; maybe screaming into a bag for half an hour, or listenin(...)

Tommy Tiernan

Every year, the Vodafone Comedy Festival brings some of the biggest names in comedy to the Iveagh Gardens, as well as introducing us to someone brand,(...)

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