RTE2 runs with comedy double

A new comedy series with stand-up comics gets underway tonight with RTE2 showing Stand and Deliver and The Savage Eye, David McSavage’s edgy satirical show, returning for a second run. McSavage’s comedy sketches examine different aspects of Irish life, from the health service and crime to racism. The show boasts a cast of steteotypical characters which includes […]

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Josh Howie for Laughter Lounge

Josh Howie is the headline act at the Laughter Lounge comedy venue in Dublin from January 27th-29th. Howie is the son of PR doyenne Lynne Franks, who was the inspiration for Joanna Lumley’s Patsy character in the BBC sitcom Absolutely Fabulous. Howie is an ex-public schoolboy, raised as a Buddhist who trained as a rabbi […]

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Cawley NeaTBWA to handle Saorview

RTE has appointed Cawley NeaTBWA as its creative agency for Saorview, its free-to-air digital TV service due to be launched in May. Chemistry, Leo Burnett and Publicis QMP also pitched for the account. RTE says Saorview will offer viewers more channels, high definition (HD), higher quality sound, on-screen programme menus and digital teletext, all without […]

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Star Sunday newspaper folds

The Independent Star is to close its Sunday newspaper the Irish Daily Star Sunday with the loss of 17 jobs.  The Sunday newspaper did not record a profit since it was launched in 2003 and last year lost over €1 million.  It was expected to lose more in the current year. Paul Cooke, managing director, […]

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McCann promotes creative duo

McCann Erickson has promoted Emma Sharkey and Ray Swan to creative group heads in recognition of the work they have done in recent years, including campaigns for Heineken and the National Cancer Screening for Cervical Check. The duo have earned industry awards at ICAD and the Sharks. Both Swan and Sharkey joined McCanns from Ogilvy […]

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