Deirdre O Kane

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Will John and Edward Grimes, aka Jedward, turn Virgin’s The Big Deal into a ‘Jepic’ show? Photograph: Virgin Media Television

What, apart from the money, is the difference between Last Singer Standing (a Saturday night karaoke-themed game show in which singers compete for a €(...)

The Big Deal judges  – singers Jedward and Lyra and comedian Deirdre O’Kane – at Virgin Media Television’s new season launch event. Photograph: Virgin

Virgin Media Television’s new season will be led by “the biggest entertainment show we have ever done” and “the biggest drama we have ever done”, dire(...)

The Bigger Stage team (from left): Jane Russell, Sean O’Riordan, founder and chief executive Pat Kiely and Jamie Macken.

Bigger Stage, a new company set up and led by former Virgin Media Television boss Pat Kiely, will aim to make Ireland an international hub for unscrip(...)

Noomi Rapace (right) and Chris Messina star in revenge drama The Secrets We Keep, one of 30 Sky Original films this year.

Sky has stepped up its investment in film and scripted television production as it seeks to lessen its reliance on key deals with rivals in the fierce(...)

Former president of Ireland Mary McAleese has qualified for a tax exemption on earnings related to her memoir published earlier this year.

Former Irish president Mary McAleese, rock band Fontaines D.C. and actor Domhnall Gleeson were among the writers, musicians and artists awarded tax ex(...)

The Den gang have returned for new episodes. Photograph: RTÉ

The return of The Den to RTÉ and the start of Deirdre O’Kane’s new chat show for the same broadcaster are covered in this week’s TV reviews, but each (...)

Chairman: Ray D’Arcy. Photograph: Crispin Rodwell

The RTÉ presenter, who is leaving his TV chatshow for a new programme with Zig and Zag, says his working-class roots make him crave security and fe(...)

James Frecheville and Hugo Weaving in Lance Daly's ‘Black 47’

The Irish Film and Television Academy (Ifta) is about to become the latest body to move its awards ceremony onto the virtual space during the era of C(...)

Strictly Come Dancing’s professional dancers in a pre-recorded group dance. Photograph: BBC

The time has come for a familiar annual theatre, replete with bizarre betting, dubious expressions, unsparing critics and elaborate choreography. But(...)

Comedian Deirdre O’Kane, a member of the Comic Relief in Ireland steering group, said it was a ‘key step for the project and brings us closer again to delivering help to where it’s needed’.

Applications open from Tuesday for charities to apply for almost €6 million in funding raised in the RTÉ Does Comic Relief telethon. Charities workin(...)

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