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    Sir Lenny Henry among stars paying tribute to ‘legend’ Chas Hodges


    Chas and Dave star Chas Hodges has been described as a “legend” and a “lovely, lovely gentleman” as stars paid tribute to the singer following his death aged...

    Chas and Dave star Chas Hodges has been described as a “legend” and a “lovely, lovely gentleman” as stars paid tribute to the singer following his death aged 74.

    Richard Ashcroft urges people to ‘turn off The X Factor immediately’


    Singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft has made an impassioned plea for young musicians to turn off The X Factor, telling them to work on their own talents...

    Singer-songwriter Richard Ashcroft has made an impassioned plea for young musicians to turn off The X Factor, telling them to work on their own talents instead.

    'Ya bleedin' spanner' - New mural to celebrate Dublin's much-loved sayings


    "Gerrup outta da", "Ya bleedin' spanner" and "Scarlet for your ma" are some of Dublin's many notable phrases you might hear walking through the...

    "Gerrup outta da", "Ya bleedin' spanner" and "Scarlet for your ma" are some of Dublin's many notable phrases you might hear walking through the city.

    Made In Chelsea’s Binky Felstead thanks fans after ’emotional’ split


    Binky Felstead has thanked her fans and other mothers for helping her through a difficult week following the news of her split from Josh “JP”...

    Binky Felstead has thanked her fans and other mothers for helping her through a difficult week following the news of her split from Josh “JP” Patterson.
    No Waterford Rose or Carlow Rose until 2020 in major festival shake-up

    No Waterford Rose or Carlow Rose until 2020 in major festival shake-up


    The Rose of Tralee selection process is set to get a major shake-up in 2019, which will see Co Waterford - which had the winning Rose this year - and Carlow without Roses until...

    The Rose of Tralee selection process is set to get a major shake-up in 2019, which will see Co Waterford - which had the winning Rose this year - and Carlow without Roses until 2020.

    My smart watch called me an ambulance while Strictly training – Susan Calman


    Comedian Susan Calman has said her smart watch once called an ambulance for her when she was training for Strictly Come Dancing, as it sensed her heart rate was too...

    Comedian Susan Calman has said her smart watch once called an ambulance for her when she was training for Strictly Come Dancing, as it sensed her heart rate was too high.
    'We're a little greyer by the end of it!' - Meet the team behind the Dublin Theatre Festival and get the must-sees

    'We're a little greyer by the end of it!' - Meet the team behind the Dublin Theatre Festival and get the must-sees


    Ahead of its launch next week with the eagerly anticipated Hamlet starring our very own Ruth Negga, Chris Wasser speaks to the team behind the Dublin Theatre Festival and discovers what to see and just what it takes to make the annual event a...

    Ahead of its launch next week with the eagerly anticipated Hamlet starring our very own Ruth Negga, Chris Wasser speaks to the team behind the Dublin Theatre Festival and discovers what to see and just what it takes to make the annual event a success

    Bodyguard finale expected to draw among biggest TV audiences of decade


    The highly-anticipated finale of Bodyguard on Sunday night is likely to attract one of the biggest TV audiences for a drama series this...

    The highly-anticipated finale of Bodyguard on Sunday night is likely to attract one of the biggest TV audiences for a drama series this decade.
    'A farmer named Alan was the last thing Big Brother wanted'

    'A farmer named Alan was the last thing Big Brother wanted'


    'Stop the lights!' If that catchphrase means anything to you then you will appreciate that a chapter in Irish broadcasting history has closed with the death of Quicksilver presenter Bunny...

    'Stop the lights!' If that catchphrase means anything to you then you will appreciate that a chapter in Irish broadcasting history has closed with the death of Quicksilver presenter Bunny Carr.

    The other side of the story


    Hands up who remembers Soundings, the Leaving Cert poetry book? Originally published in 1969 and republished in 2010 with a foreword by Joseph O'Connor, it was responsible for introducing me to the poetry of Emily Dickinson. O'Connor says: "Soundings was...

    Hands up who remembers Soundings, the Leaving Cert poetry book? Originally published in 1969 and republished in 2010 with a foreword by Joseph O'Connor, it was responsible for introducing me to the poetry of Emily Dickinson. O'Connor says: "Soundings was the book that brought poetry into hundreds of thousands of lives." He's right, it did. However, the book had one major flaw: there were 22 men in it and only one woman.

    Bridget & Eamon and Striking Out among shows that helped boost RTE coffers


    International sales of TV hits Bridget & Eamon and Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope contributed to pre-tax profits last year of €7.24m at RTE’s commercial...

    International sales of TV hits Bridget & Eamon and Can’t Cope, Won’t Cope contributed to pre-tax profits last year of €7.24m at RTE’s commercial arm.

    Rihanna adds Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary to CV


    With eight Grammys, two Brit awards and nine UK number ones, a fashion business and a charitable foundation, Rihanna now has another facet to her glittering CV – Ambassador Extraordinary and...

    With eight Grammys, two Brit awards and nine UK number ones, a fashion business and a charitable foundation, Rihanna now has another facet to her glittering CV – Ambassador Extraordinary and Plenipotentiary.

    Corrie fans demand freedom for Sally after prison attack


    Coronation Street fans are calling for imprisoned Sally Metcalfe to be freed following an attack by a fellow...

    Coronation Street fans are calling for imprisoned Sally Metcalfe to be freed following an attack by a fellow inmate.

    Carol Vorderman joins special event for Dambusters squadron


    Carol Vorderman was a guest at a parade to mark a new standard – or colours – for RAF 617 Squadron, who blazed a trail in the Second World War as the...

    Carol Vorderman was a guest at a parade to mark a new standard – or colours – for RAF 617 Squadron, who blazed a trail in the Second World War as the Dambusters.

    Labour official ‘stood down’ from visiting Carl Sargeant on day of death: inquest


    A Labour Party official was “stood down” from giving support to a politician sacked over sexual misconduct allegations on the day he was found dead, an inquest hearing has been...

    A Labour Party official was “stood down” from giving support to a politician sacked over sexual misconduct allegations on the day he was found dead, an inquest hearing has been told.

    Paul Weller fails to topple Eminem from top of album chart


    Eminem has scored a third week at number one with his album Kamikaze, fending off competition from music veteran Paul...

    Eminem has scored a third week at number one with his album Kamikaze, fending off competition from music veteran Paul Weller.

    X Factor judge Simon Cowell set for another piece of ‘Panda pie’


    X Factor judge Simon Cowell is set for another serving of “panda pie” when he comes face-to-face with a contestant who has sung for him before on the US version of the ITV singing...

    X Factor judge Simon Cowell is set for another serving of “panda pie” when he comes face-to-face with a contestant who has sung for him before on the US version of the ITV singing competition.

    How sport stars, singers and actors have fared in Strictly


    For some of the contestants about to rub sequins in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, there is a lot to live up...

    For some of the contestants about to rub sequins in this year’s Strictly Come Dancing, there is a lot to live up to.

    'I'm knocking the poshness out of it' - meet the 'Dangerous Harpist' Ursula Burns


    "I'm your f***ing harpist, I know it does not rock," sings Ursula Burns' in one of her comic songs set to the melodious pluckings of her harp. The Belfast artist has been playing the instrument for a quarter of a century, but not like you've ever heard...

    "I'm your f***ing harpist, I know it does not rock," sings Ursula Burns' in one of her comic songs set to the melodious pluckings of her harp. The Belfast artist has been playing the instrument for a quarter of a century, but not like you've ever heard it played before.

    The quirkiest celebrity baby names: Boo, Bear, River Rocket and more


    Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have named their new-born twins Boo and Walt, after he had previously referred to them as “Ping and...

    Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have named their new-born twins Boo and Walt, after he had previously referred to them as “Ping and Pong”.

    Rod Stewart announces Páirc Uí Chaoimh date


    Rod Stewart is hitting the road in support of his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, and he has one Irish date at Pairc Ui...

    Rod Stewart is hitting the road in support of his 30th studio album, Blood Red Roses, and he has one Irish date at Pairc Ui Caoimh.

    The Little Stranger: 'It takes its time and plays by its own rules - an enormously impressive piece of film-making'


    This is not a horror film — at least, not the kind that you’d think. Indeed, the strangest thing about Lenny Abrahamson’s masterful take on Sarah Waters’ acclaimed best-seller, The Little Stranger, is its reluctance to stay inside the...

    This is not a horror film — at least, not the kind that you’d think. Indeed, the strangest thing about Lenny Abrahamson’s masterful take on Sarah Waters’ acclaimed best-seller, The Little Stranger, is its reluctance to stay inside the lines.
    Mile 22 movie review: 'choppy, confusing, and structurally unsound thriller that struggles to make sense, let alone entertain'

    Mile 22 movie review: 'choppy, confusing, and structurally unsound thriller that struggles to make sense, let alone entertain'


    OH DEAR. Let me begin by saying that I’m usually a fan of the Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg partnership. Wahlberg — though often difficult to warm to — is a decent actor when he needs to be. Likewise, Berg (the director) has proven himself, on several...

    OH DEAR. Let me begin by saying that I’m usually a fan of the Mark Wahlberg/Peter Berg partnership. Wahlberg — though often difficult to warm to — is a decent actor when he needs to be. Likewise, Berg (the director) has proven himself, on several occasions, to be a tremendous storyteller.
    The House with a Clock in Its Walls review: 'An early Halloween treat'

    The House with a Clock in Its Walls review: 'An early Halloween treat'


    Time for a little magic. The year is 1955 and, following the tragic death of his parents in a car crash, young Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) is sent to live with his uncle, Jonathan (Jack Black), in the fictional town of New Zebedee,...

    Time for a little magic. The year is 1955 and, following the tragic death of his parents in a car crash, young Lewis Barnavelt (Owen Vaccaro) is sent to live with his uncle, Jonathan (Jack Black), in the fictional town of New Zebedee, Michigan.

    Gigi Hadid wears mini puffball bridal gown at star-studded Moschino show


    Gigi Hadid sported an unusual wedding dress as she walked the runway at the Moschino show in Milan, along with her sister Bella and friend Kendall...

    Gigi Hadid sported an unusual wedding dress as she walked the runway at the Moschino show in Milan, along with her sister Bella and friend Kendall Jenner.
    The Little Stranger review: 'It's not a Wes Craven style horror - it's a lot more subtle, stately and interesting'

    The Little Stranger review: 'It's not a Wes Craven style horror - it's a lot more subtle, stately and interesting'


    Lenny Abrahamson's latest film went down like a dose of the clap at the US box office, its case not helped by a thoroughly misleading trailer that led popcorn-munchers to believe they were in for an out-and-out horror fest. While there is a supernatural...

    Lenny Abrahamson's latest film went down like a dose of the clap at the US box office, its case not helped by a thoroughly misleading trailer that led popcorn-munchers to believe they were in for an out-and-out horror fest. While there is a supernatural aspect to The Little Stranger, it's unlikely to be mistaken for something by Wes Craven: it's a lot more subtle, stately and interesting than that.

    Who are Mercury Music Prize winners Wolf Alice?


    Alternative rock band Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A...

    Alternative rock band Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A Life.
    Heavy metal 'mosh pits' ape ancient tribes' rites

    Heavy metal 'mosh pits' ape ancient tribes' rites


    Heavy metal fans have evolved to communicate with each other like remote tribes in Papua New Guinea, a study by anthropologists has...

    Heavy metal fans have evolved to communicate with each other like remote tribes in Papua New Guinea, a study by anthropologists has found.

    I’ve been robbed: Lily Allen reacts to Mercury Prize defeat


    Lily Allen tweeted to say she had been “robbed” after missing out on the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize to rock band Wolf...

    Lily Allen tweeted to say she had been “robbed” after missing out on the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize to rock band Wolf Alice.
    Irish writer Burns shortlisted for Booker but rising star Rooney fails to get the nod

    Irish writer Burns shortlisted for Booker but rising star Rooney fails to get the nod


    Belfast-born author Anna Burns has been shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize for her novel 'Milkman', a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the...

    Belfast-born author Anna Burns has been shortlisted for this year's Man Booker Prize for her novel 'Milkman', a coming-of-age story set against the backdrop of the Troubles.
    Bunny: the man who stopped the lights - then showed politicians how to deal with life in spotlight

    Bunny: the man who stopped the lights - then showed politicians how to deal with life in spotlight


    Some words have the same effect as time capsules, transporting us back decades to faraway days of short pants, Cadbury's creme eggs and endless summers. Such was the case with "Stop the lights!", surely one of Ireland's most revered catchphrases, a vocal...

    Some words have the same effect as time capsules, transporting us back decades to faraway days of short pants, Cadbury's creme eggs and endless summers. Such was the case with "Stop the lights!", surely one of Ireland's most revered catchphrases, a vocal widget that remains a flexible hinge of common parlance even to this day.

    Ore Oduba will bring baby Roman on Strictly Come Dancing tour


    Ore Oduba has said he will bring his “rock ‘n’ roll baby” on the Strictly Come Dancing arena tour when he returns as host for the second year...

    Ore Oduba has said he will bring his “rock ‘n’ roll baby” on the Strictly Come Dancing arena tour when he returns as host for the second year running.

    Nick Cannon fires back at Kanye West


    Nick Cannon has fired back at Kanye West and warned the rapper not to tell him what to...

    Nick Cannon has fired back at Kanye West and warned the rapper not to tell him what to say.

    Han Solo jacket fails to meet reserve price at auction


    The jacket worn by Harrison Ford in his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back has failed to meet its reserve price at...

    The jacket worn by Harrison Ford in his role as Han Solo in the Star Wars film The Empire Strikes Back has failed to meet its reserve price at auction.
    Donut County review: A gap in the centre

    Donut County review: A gap in the centre


    A seemingly deep game with hidden shallows, Donut County builds a short two-hour experience around one clever idea. Give the player a moveable hole that grows bigger as it swallows...

    A seemingly deep game with hidden shallows, Donut County builds a short two-hour experience around one clever idea. Give the player a moveable hole that grows bigger as it swallows objects.

    Wolf Alice win Mercury Prize for Visions Of A Life


    Rock band Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A...

    Rock band Wolf Alice have won the 2018 Hyundai Mercury Prize for their album Visions Of A Life.

    Suge Knight admits manslaughter over fatal confrontation


    Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years...

    Former rap mogul Marion “Suge” Knight has pleaded no contest to voluntary manslaughter after he ran over two men, killing one, nearly four years ago.

    Carrie Underwood: From American Idol to country music giant


    Carrie Underwood was catapulted to fame as the winner of American Idol and went on to become the biggest selling artist from the...

    Carrie Underwood was catapulted to fame as the winner of American Idol and went on to become the biggest selling artist from the show.

    Emmerdale fans praise tribute to World War I heroes


    Emmerdale fans have praised the show after it stepped into the past to mark 100 years since the end of World War I and celebrated Yorkshire’s unsung...

    Emmerdale fans have praised the show after it stepped into the past to mark 100 years since the end of World War I and celebrated Yorkshire’s unsung heroes.

    Rowan Atkinson reveals regrets over Bond film role


    Rowan Atkinson has admitted he has regrets about his performance in Bond film Never Say Never...

    Rowan Atkinson has admitted he has regrets about his performance in Bond film Never Say Never Again.

    Noel Gallagher: I don’t need vindication for leaving Oasis


    Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has said his 2018 Mercury Prize nomination as a solo artist has not vindicated his decision to leave the...

    Former Oasis guitarist Noel Gallagher has said his 2018 Mercury Prize nomination as a solo artist has not vindicated his decision to leave the band.

    Mercury hopeful Nadine Shah: We need more political music


    Mercury Prize favourite Nadine Shah has said she she is glad her political album Holiday Destination has been shortlisted as she believes not enough artists are making music that reflect current...

    Mercury Prize favourite Nadine Shah has said she she is glad her political album Holiday Destination has been shortlisted as she believes not enough artists are making music that reflect current times.

    Kristen Bell confirms Veronica Mars revival


    Kristen Bell has confirmed that a Veronica Mars revival is on the way, more than 10 years after the show was...

    Kristen Bell has confirmed that a Veronica Mars revival is on the way, more than 10 years after the show was cancelled.

    Nadiya Hussain keen to do I’m A Celebrity: I’ll eat anything


    TV chef Nadiya Hussain has said she is keen to take part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, because she has no problem eating a “jug of blitzed up...

    TV chef Nadiya Hussain has said she is keen to take part in I’m A Celebrity… Get Me Out Of Here!, because she has no problem eating a “jug of blitzed up balls”.

    Gillian Anderson and Lily James to star in stage version of All About Eve


    Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in the world premiere of a stage adaptation of All About Eve directed by Ivo van Hove, it has been...

    Gillian Anderson and Lily James will star in the world premiere of a stage adaptation of All About Eve directed by Ivo van Hove, it has been announced.

    Lily Allen: ‘I’ve figured out how to put structure into my life’


    Lily Allen has said the “commercial and creative” failure of her last album Sheezus made her re-evaluate her life and realise that “being a drug-addled mother to two young children” was not where she wanted to...

    Lily Allen has said the “commercial and creative” failure of her last album Sheezus made her re-evaluate her life and realise that “being a drug-addled mother to two young children” was not where she wanted to “go”.

    Chris Evans and wife pose with new-born twins


    Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have introduced their new-born twins to the...

    Chris Evans and his wife Natasha Shishmanian have introduced their new-born twins to the world.

    Giant Harry Potter wands to light up London for JK Rowling charity


    A walkway in London will be given a Wizarding World makeover as nine giant wands will be installed to highlight JK Rowling’s children’s charity...

    A walkway in London will be given a Wizarding World makeover as nine giant wands will be installed to highlight JK Rowling’s children’s charity Lumos.

    Options for judge who will sentence Bill Cosby for sexual assault


    Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo...

    Bill Cosby could be sent to prison next week for drugging and molesting a woman at his suburban Philadelphia home in 2004 in what became the first celebrity trial of the #MeToo era.

    Evan Davis to replace Eddie Mair as Radio 4 PM host


    Evan Davis has been appointed as the new presenter of Radio 4’s PM programme, taking over from recently-departed host Eddie...

    Evan Davis has been appointed as the new presenter of Radio 4’s PM programme, taking over from recently-departed host Eddie Mair.
    'I have lost so many babies' - Desperate battle to save premature baby for mother who has already lost four on The Rotunda

    'I have lost so many babies' - Desperate battle to save premature baby for mother who has already lost four on The Rotunda


    The first episode of The Rotunda proved to be hugely emotional last week as it charted the joyous highs and crushing lows experienced by the families who spend time on the maternity hospital's...

    The first episode of The Rotunda proved to be hugely emotional last week as it charted the joyous highs and crushing lows experienced by the families who spend time on the maternity hospital's wards.

    'I have no idea if I'll write another book' - 'Normal People' author Sally Rooney


    "I have no idea if I’ll write another book,” says Sally Rooney, sitting in the bar of a Dublin hotel with a pot of tea and a bucketload of doubt. “Maybe I am one of those people who writes two novels in their 20s then never writes anything else...

    "I have no idea if I’ll write another book,” says Sally Rooney, sitting in the bar of a Dublin hotel with a pot of tea and a bucketload of doubt. “Maybe I am one of those people who writes two novels in their 20s then never writes anything else again.”