Tommy Tiernan

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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,(...)

George Hayworth of Bourgeois and Maurice at Kilkenny Cat Laughs

Since 1995, Kilkenny Cat Laughs has become Ireland’s essential comedy pilgrimage, and this year sees former festival director and Kilkenny man Naoise (...)

Adrian Lynch: A key part of his job is to deliver big television hits at RTÉ.

With the last of the golden Dancing with the Stars ticker tape swept up, RTÉ One and RTÉ 2 controller Adrian Lynch is in talks with Shinawil, the inde(...)

It’s that time of year when many people are again wrestling with one of the great philosophical questions: “Is it about a bicycle?” Yes, tomorrow’s 51(...)

It’s worth the admission money alone to hear 70,000 Welsh people sing Bread Of Heaven in Cardiff and the resonance within it is unmistakeable.

Denmark has ‘Hygge’ but in Wales they have ‘Hwyl.’ One is all Scandinavian chill, the other a lot more turbulently Celtic. ‘Hwyl’ is the specifically (...)

Professor Ivor Browne: presented as a sort of mystical guru

Professor Ivor Browne, now in his late 80s, has managed to remain controversial and divisive throughout his long career. As chief psychiatrist with th(...)

Comedian and writer David O’Doherty brings his new show, Big Time, to Whelan’s, Dublin on December 15th, 16th 17th and 18th.

We’ve picked some suitably seasonal events that are sure to help you celebrate all that’s best about the festive season Uplifting cathedral choirs (...)

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