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Winning Streak Hits 1,000

Winning Streak celebrates its 1000th broadcast on Saturday night. It is the second longest-running game show in Europe being beaten only by Countdown in the UK. It has featured a total of 5,925 players since the first episode was broadcast on the 21st September 1990....

O’Carroll Scores Again with BBC

Where would British television comedy be without Ireland? Hot on the heels of the success of Derry Girls on Channel 4 and The Young Offenders on the BBC, comes news today that Brendan O’Carroll is to host a new comedy panel show for the BBC, and Mrs Brown will...

Kylie Party Set for Dublin and Belfast

One of the trends of 2018 has been the popularity of older artists and while Kylie Minogue is not quite the same generation as Paul Simon or others, she is likely to prove just as much a winner when her Golden Tour comes to  Dublin and Belfast in October. The...

Element Opening Pálás Cinema in Galway

Element Pictures is best known for producing movies such as Room, The Wind That Shakes the Barley and The Lobster but tomorrow in Galway they expand further into another area of the business with the opening of The Pálás cinema near Merchants Quay in Galway. Element...

Derry Girls Smash Viewing Records

New figures reveal that Derry Girls was the most popular TV show in Northern Ireland since modern records began in 2002. An average audience of 519,000 tuned into the six episodes of the show which finished its run earlier this month. That represents a 64.2 percent...

Easing the Pain of The Ticket Rush

Tickets for the Killers at the RDS on June 26th go on sale tomorrow, as well as those for the new Waterford Festival All Together Now. In advance of what is likely to be another manic Friday morning for ticket sales, Ticketmaster has today reissued their six-point...

RTÉ Hosting ‘Conversations’ on Music Industry

RTÉ is to host a day of ‘Conversations’ in advance of the RTÉ Music Choice Awards on Thursday, March 8th. The forum is designed to encourage an exchange of learning and discussion and to challenge the biggest prevailing issues facing both artists and...

Spielberg On Set in Wicklow

Movie legend Steven Spielberg is reported to be back in Ireland and filming a new production provisionally titled The Turning on the grounds of Kilruddery estate in Wicklow. Spielberg famously filmed the opening scenes for his 1997 epic Saving Private Ryan on...

All the Winners from the IMRO Awards

The Electric Picnic was a winner last night taking the prize for Live Music Festival of the Year at the IMRO Awards. Mike The Pies in Listowel won the National Live Music Venue of the Year while Vicar Street in Dublin landed the prestigious Hot Press Live Venue of the...

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