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‘I couldn’t imagine anything more exciting than politics.’ Betty Purcell at her home in Ranelagh, Dublin. Photograph: David Sleator

Betty Purcell is slight, very warm and always engaging. Sitting in the bright kitchen of her house in Ranelagh, it is strange to think how many(...)

A solemn undertaking: discretion is second nature to funeral directors. Photograph: Getty

Although it sounds like the name of some doomy goth band, the Death Care Academy is just what it says: an educational centre that provides trai(...)

News At One’s anchor Áine Lawlor has to deal with dropped connections, dead air and discombobulated contributors Frantic activity: on the News at One, Áine Lawlor has to deal with dropped connections, dead air and discombobulated contributors

As one might expect when a potentially seismic political crisis breaks, an atmosphere of chaos and confusion prevails, as beleaguered public fi(...)

Mother’s pride: When the Today FM DJ Alison Curtis told Irish friends she was taking citizenship, they asked why

With St Patrick’s Day ensuring that the exodus from our shores is even greater than normal, what with most Government Ministers going off on jo(...)

A liquidator has been appointed to the firm behind Irish Psychics Live, which was founded by former journalist Tom Higgins. A document l(...)

Modern family: Niall Gaffney, Philippa Dunne, Amy Stephenson, Rory Connolly and Shane Langan in ‘The Walshes’

Restaurant reviewers have a rule that they don’t barrel in, fork and sharp knife at the ready, on opening night – it’s only fair to let the pla(...)

Ivor Callely’s political career had ground to a halt long before his conviction in Dublin Circuit Criminal Court. But his guilty plea on charge(...)

Falling short: Bernard O’Shea, Jennifer Maguire and Keith Walsh of Breakfast Republic

As the show in the vanguard of the revolutionary makeover under way at 2FM, Breakfast Republic (weekdays) carries an unfair burden of expectati(...)

Gordon D’Arcy’s beard: notable for its thrust. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Gordon D’Arcy’s beard. It deserves its own ghostwriter at this stage. It’s a glorious sight, notable for its thrust, shape and abundance. You half-exp(...)

Broadcasters Pat Kenny and Sean O’Rourke pictured in October.  Photograph: Frank Miller / The Irish Times

Pat Kenny’s Newstalk show has gained has gained 18,000 audience since the last survey but his listenership figures are still less than a third of his (...)

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