Tommy Tiernan

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Kerry’s Páidí Ó Sé is held aloft by supporters after Kerry’s victory over Dublin in the 1985 All-Ireland Football final. Ready to greed him is Kerry manager Mick O’Dwyer. Photograph: Ray McManus/Sportsfile

Phil O’Sullivan is one of 33 Kerry men to have lifted the Sam Maguire so far. Through the phantasmagorical collage of the Kerry football tradition, th(...)

‘Atmospheric’ thriller: Killian Scott and Sarah Greene star in crime drama Dublin Murders, a BBC-RTÉ co-production.

Dublin Murders, an eight-part adaptation of Tana French’s bestselling crime novels, and a second series of Cork-set comedy The Young Offenders headlin(...)

Brendan Grace worked in the entertainment industry for 50 years.

Tributes have been paid to the comedian, entertainer and musician Brendan Grace, who has died aged 68. Grace, a native of Dublin’s Liberties, died in(...)

It would appear the first European was also Irish.

I’m in the wrong business. Maybe not. Who wants to be a president or prime minister, after all? Or be in love? The latter is for fairytales; the forme(...)

Singer-songwriter Lisa O’Neill: ‘I recently watched Charlie Chaplin’s The Great Dictator from 1940 and was amazed at how relevant I found it to be.’

Current favourite book   I’m reading Innocent When You Dream: The Tom Waits Reader, an anthology of reviews and interviews. He’s deadly, to (...)

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.(...)

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