Porbeagle sharks have been making a comeback in West Cork waters since the total ban on commercial fishing for them was placed in 2010.
Mon, 24 Jun, 2019
It comes as a joy - and even a little bit of a relief - when Pauline McLynn sits down for our interview and orders a proper pot of Irish breakfast tea.
Mon, 20 May, 2019
It’s one of the most famous lines from Father Ted: the money was just resting in my account. But at least Father Ted knew how many accounts he had.
Fri, 19 Apr, 2019
If Channel 4 ever decides to finance a remake of Father Ted, the producers might consider moving the location from Craggy Island to Westminster. Ted could do Theresa May in drag while Dougal would make a fine Jacob Rees-Mogg.
Thu, 21 Mar, 2019
The Father Ted star will play "Eamonn, the awkward, middle-aged mummy's boy of the Quinn/McCool extended family".
Thu, 14 Feb, 2019
Our super sleuth recognises the moaners and chancers and spoofers and stars of the season with his inaugural awards ceremony, writes.
Mon, 22 May, 2017
It's the work of artist John Braine who has painted the much-loved faces onto traffic boxes near Connolly Station.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
If you’re walking by Connolly Station in Dublin any time soon, you may notice some familiar faces staring back at you.
Mon, 25 Jul, 2016
For the newest generation of Irish football fans, Euro ‘88 belongs to the remote past. France 2016 will be their first time, and just maybe, let’s hope, the best of times too.
Sat, 28 May, 2016
Mon, 29 Feb, 2016
Poor Mrs Doyle and Fr Dougal.
Sun, 28 Feb, 2016
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Here’s a briefing on some of the stories and issues highlighted on irishexaminer.com today.
Mon, 02 Nov, 2015
Just how did a Japanese artist begin drawing characters from Father Ted and publishing them every day?finds out from Dublin-based sketcher Shota Kotake
Mon, 14 Sep, 2015
As Irish people we find it hard to believe that there are people out there who have not grown up watching Father Ted.
Tue, 18 Aug, 2015
Behind every star turn, there’s the no. 1 number two — the best sidekick, supporting act, partner in crime — except in the Kingdom, of course, writes
Fri, 22 May, 2015
It’s hard to believe it but today marks the 20th anniversary of the first episode of the greatest Irish sitcom ever — the inimitable Fr Ted.
Tue, 21 Apr, 2015
Can you believe Father Ted is 20 years old? The first episode was broadcast on April 21, 1995.
Mon, 20 Apr, 2015
A verdict is expected on Monday in the long-running civil action for damages by Ian Bailey over the conduct of the Garda investigation into the murder of Sophie Toscan du Plantier.
Sat, 28 Mar, 2015
A word to the wise: The final say on sport in 2014
Wed, 31 Dec, 2014
With Netflix’s purchase of ‘Love/Hate’ for European audiences further cementing the success of Nidge and the gang,
Fri, 21 Nov, 2014
Psychology Today magazine claims the average four-year-old laughs 300 times a day, while a 40-year-old only does four times.
Thu, 21 Aug, 2014
The good times are back in Wexford. Win, lose or draw on Sunday, the Model must now push on to the next level
Fri, 25 Jul, 2014
From Dracula to Fr Ted and Boyzone, we have devised some of the most brilliant, but often annoying, things on the planet, says
Wed, 09 Apr, 2014
IT BEGAN with a four-hour car ride, a ferry full of merry priests, nuns, bishops and hairy babies, and it got stranger from there.
Sun, 09 Mar, 2014
DO you remember Smiley’s People? It’s one of the great classic TV series, based on the novels of John LeCarre and starring Alec Guinness as the deep-thinking, slow moving British intelligence officer.
Tue, 25 Feb, 2014
Amongst his more familiar but less tactful friends, Donal Leahy is oft jokingly referred to as The Nearly Man. Mafi Magic and Two Excuses must accept their share of the blame for that.
Fri, 31 Jan, 2014
David Jason led tributes following the death of actor Roger Lloyd-Pack, forever known to millions for his role as amiable dimwit Trigger in Only Fools And Horses.
Fri, 17 Jan, 2014
It was long past his normal bedtime when Sean Dougall got to sleep in the early hours of Saturday morning. However, the disruption didn’t prevent him from producing an outstanding performance that led to him being hailed as the unsung hero of Munster’s Heineken Cup victory over Gloucester.
Mon, 21 Oct, 2013
According to an ancient Irish saint and Paddy Power, Bono and Father Dougal McGuire from 'Father Ted' have outside chances of presiding over the end of the world.
Mon, 11 Feb, 2013
The Limerick duo’s act is peppered with Irish references. Will British audiences get them, asks Dave Kenny
Tue, 05 Feb, 2013
Behold Enda — King of Europe.
Fri, 14 Dec, 2012
The festive season always brings a slew of TV specials. Des O’Driscoll looks back at some of the most memorable.
Sun, 09 Dec, 2012
Dougal Philps should be primed to strike for Willie Mullins in the Craic On The track 19th August Maiden at Ballinrobe tonight.
Mon, 23 Jul, 2012
They urged her to ‘go on, go on, go on’ — and so she finally did.
Mon, 26 Mar, 2012
EARLY start last Saturday morning, to get the City Special edition out on the final whistle of Ireland-Wales at the Rugby World Cup.
Mon, 10 Oct, 2011
JOHN Herriot (Letters, June 29) laments the paucity of young men entering seminaries in Ireland and, while his point is a valid one based purely on statistics, he falls into a very Irish trap of blaming everyone else.
Thu, 30 Jun, 2011
Wed, 09 Mar, 2011
ALL Scottish Premier League matches will go ahead this weekend but Ireland’s leading referees have shown solidarity with their Scottish counterparts by declining to provide back up to the Scottish FA.
Fri, 26 Nov, 2010
Journalist, broadcaster and former European Union commissioner Jim Dougal died today.
Fri, 15 Oct, 2010
DEXTER BEXLEY and the Big Blue Beastie on the Road (Doubleday; €13.90 HB), by Joel Stewart, is a sparkling story, best read aloud.
Sat, 12 Jun, 2010