Former Miss Ireland and TV star Pamela Flood and husband Ronan Ryan will not have to pay any of the €1.2m debt they owe against the plush North Dublin home they have lived in rent free for the past nine years.
The broadcasting watchdog has rejected a number of objections lodged against TV and radio debates ahead of May’s referendum on the Eighth Amendment - but upheld in part a complaint an interview in which the head of RTE was asked who she would like to kick in the testicles.
After many years of straightforward Champions League coverage — Tuesday for TV3; Wednesday for RTÉ — all changes rather utterly for Irish viewers from tonight. The major departure is that the Virgin takeover of TV3 has meant the loss of free-to-air coverage for the Wednesday games. There is also a tweak to the kick-off times. Here’s how it works:
Not that long ago, but before TV3 let alone Sky Sports started covering the qualifiers and before the GAA was routinely accused of selling its soul, a team that had contested the previous year’s All-Ireland final was drawn away to a Leinster team with one of the worst and smallest stadiums in the country, just like Mayo were to Kildare last Monday morning.
The No side wanted lawyer Maria Steen to represent them in tonight's TV debate; RTE had previously announced Cora Sherlock would represent the No side with Sinn Féin's Peadar Toibin.
Much like the persistence of racism, to be still talking about a problem that existed in the days when Graeme Souness had a moustache and a perm feels like a depressing indictment of humanity’s inability to change for the better, writes
Sinn Féin president Mary Lou McDonald has launched a blistering attack on what she called the “utterly repulsive” media in the Republic over the treatment of the late Martin McGuinness during the 2011 presidential election.