Patrick Freyne

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Funny ha ha: Tina Fey and Amy Poehler. Photograph: Art Streiber/NBC/Getty

Funnily enough, no one knows what makes us laugh. Oh, sure, you know what makes you laugh: a chicken crossing the road. Somebody slipping on a banana (...)

Tom Vaughan Lawlor, who plays Nidge in RTÉ’s Love/Hate. The final episode of the show drew more than 1 million viewers. Image: RTÉ.

The finale of Love/Hate drew an audience of more than 1 million viewers, RTÉ has said. The broadcaster said the final episode of season five had an av(...)

Projected images of people in a replica first-class cabin in the Titanic Experience. Photograph: David Moir/Reuters

Down the Belfast docks there’s a big, pointy, monolithic building that looks a bit like the vehicle the Jawas drive in Star Wars. Outside is a big (...)

This year, The Ticket will be once again be rolling into the Electric Picnic, with full coverage on- and off-site. Our team of writers, includi(...)

Sad Keanu: sometimes a celebrity becomes lodged in pop culture’s digestive tract

Since we all live in the “internet” now, we decided to examine those internet-native cultural activities, leisure pursuits and art forms upon which fu(...)

Nerd herd: we discuss our trophy spouses and workout regimens. Photograph: Jason Verschoor/E+/Getty

‘Driving home for Christmas, oh, I can’t wait to see those faces, I’m driving home for Christmas, yeah,” sings Chris Rea while doling out tasty licks (...)

The Jetsons promised us rocket cars, jet packs and robot butlers. Sadly these things did not happen. But there are plenty of other futuristic business(...)

Lives apart: turning the sod on the sustainable community project in Cloughjordan. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Once upon a time, if people didn’t like society they just started a new one. In the 19th century, utopian socialists such as Robert Owen, idealistic c(...)

Pop-up population: the vacant former HMV shop on Grafton Street, Dublin. Photograph: Virtual Shopfronts

Underneath the HMV sign on the front of the former music shop at the top of Grafton Street in Dublin is what looks like a functioning men’s clothing s(...)

Wherever he lays his hat: Patrick Freyne with his lunchtime pint – and camera, letter and rupiahs – at Mulligans. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

‘According to historians, there are loads of things we used to do in the old days that we don’t do any longer,” says my editor, reading from the inter(...)

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