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Fever Ray: headlining the Body and Soul stage on Friday at the festival

Body & Soul Stage Friday, June 22nd 00:30-01:45 Olof Dreijer DJ Set 23:00-00:15 Fever Ray 21:10-22:10 Fatima Al Qadiri 19:40- 20:40 FAK(...)

Shay Healy  receives a lifetime achievement award on stage at the IFTA Gala Television Awards in the RDS. Photograph: Kyran O’Brien

Broadcaster Shay Healy received a lifetime achievement award at the IFTA Gala Television Awards on Thursday night. Mr Healy received the award, the h(...)

Kevin Barry: “I have a worry that the much-vaunted golden age of television is now over.”

Current favourite book? I was a judge for the Goldsmiths Prize last year, and H(a)ppy by Nicola Barker was ultimately the winner. It’s odd and out th(...)

Mario Rosenstock:  ‘I have a morbid fascination with ‘Fair City’ because I take the piss out of it on television.’ Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Current favourite book? I re-read Revolution in the Head by Ian MacDonald all the time. It’s about every Beatles song from the first one ever recorded(...)

Aidan Gillen as comedian Dave Allen in Dave Allen at Peace: while he looks the part, he’s not a atural comic actor

If your life story is inadequate, a young Dave Allen is advised early in the course of his own, it’s up to you to improve it. Or, to quote the Irish c(...)

Stephen James Smith: I’ve fallen in love with The Young Offenders. It’s perfect in so many ways

Current favourite book? The Twin by Gerbrand Bakker. It’s about an old man whose father passes away, and then he takes care of a younger boy. The over(...)

The Gloaming Live at the National Concert Hall in March 2018. Photograph: York Tillyer

The Late Late Show Friday, RTÉ One, 9.35pm Rock star and charity campaigner Bob Geldof leads the names joining Ryan Tubridy on Good Friday’s Late La(...)

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(...)

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