Emmanuel Kehoe

Emmanuel Kehoe

TV Review: Papal saturation in the TV age

TV Review: Papal saturation in the TV age

The Papal blessing, framed in the hall ofmy grandparents' home,was from Leo XIII.

Kiely: Once banned, now celebrated

Kiely: Once banned, now celebrated

Ben Kiely's seductive, hypnotic voice is seldom heard these days.

McGahern hidden in a world of his own

McGahern hidden in a world of his own

The man, about 70 years old and a bit of a philosopher by his talk, walks down country lanes and across fields.

Reeling in the dance-hall entrepreneurs

Reeling in the dance-hall entrepreneurs

It's almost a quarter of a century since Bowser Egan asked Bridie to come into the field in Pat O'Connor's film The Ballroom of Romance.

New Year TV films

New Year TV films

St Stephen’s Day: Spartacus, 7.30am, RTE 1

New Year TV films

New Year TV films

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New Year TV films

New Year TV films

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Christmas TV films

Christmas TV films

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Christmas TV films

Christmas TV films

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Joe Cahill, the rebel with a flat cap

Joe Cahill, the rebel with a flat cap

When I was in school, revolutionaries were pictures in history books or on old people's walls: men with powdered wigs, big Fenian beards or fierce moustaches.

Sir Elton feeding on past glories

Sir Elton feeding on past glories

“Saturday night's alright for fighting,” Elton John shrieked in the days when the songs he sang had some edge, the caricature hadn't become the man and I used to listen to him - well at least a little.

Kavanagh: oh, he was a quare one

Kavanagh: oh, he was a quare one

The national station broadcast its main film about Patrick Kavanagh almost exactly a month after the conscious literary world had celebrated the actual centenary of his birth.