THE man on the radio said Niall Tóibín could be regarded as Ireland’s Billy Connolly, which established that the man giving the tribute was probably less than half Tóibín’s 90 years and, as a result,recalled the performer mainly from appearances on The Late Late Show, where he did the equivalent of stand-up before stand-up was cool.
Sun, 17 Nov, 2019
100 years ago, Constance Markievicz received a letter confirming her return as MP for Dublin St Patrick’s. Ireland’s first elected female politician was in prison at the time, and the letter was addressed: “Dear Sir”.investigates her colourful life
Fri, 28 Dec, 2018
, 81, was born in Birr, Co Offaly, and worked for Guinness for three years before becoming a fulltime actor and presenter in 1963. He’s currently touring in the The Quiet Land by Malachy McKenna, which will run at Cork Arts Theatre from Tuesday, April 11 to Thursday 13.
Thu, 06 Apr, 2017
Readers with several hours to spare have probably already discovered Making A Murderer, the documentary series on streaming service Netflix which details the (literal) trials and tribulations of Wisconsin man Steven Avery as he battles for justice, and his own freedom, in the US legal system.
Sun, 10 Jan, 2016
THE short daylight hours of the Christmas holidays and of winter in general offer the opportunity for those who enjoy the outdoor world to read up on the finer details of natural history and be replete with knowledge and curiosity when the world reopens to welcome a new spring.
Tue, 17 Dec, 2013