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Ardal O’Hanlon reveals his surprising low fee for Father Ted – but he did keep a priceless momento from the set


Irish star Ardal O’Hanlon has revealed how much he was paid for starring in the classic comedy Father Ted – and it’s far less than you might think.

The comedian and actor, who played the loveable Fr Dougal Maguire for three series was paid just £2,000 per episode.

Saoirse Ronan’s father on how the acting bug has passed down through generations of his family


The father of Hollywood star Saoirse Ronan has said that he had a huge influence on his daughter’s love of acting – and that is a passion passed down the generations.

Paul Ronan is a successful actor in his own right and has starred in dozens of films and TV series since the mid-1990s including The Devil’s Own, The Boxer, Ordinary Decent Criminal and Fair City.

Beautiful Irish city is named one of the best places in Europe to raise children


The beautiful city of Galway has been named as one of the best places in Europe to raise children.

That is according to research conducted by online education website Preply.

Derry Girls star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell to make documentary about her home city’s past and future


Derry Girls star Jamie-Lee O’Donnell is set to make a new show about the history and future of the Northern Irish city.

This time the actress, who played Michelle Mallon in the global hit comedy, is going to front a documentary series about her home city.

The ten most interesting places in Ireland – according to Google Street view users at least


A list of the most interesting places in Ireland, according to users of Google Street View, has revealed by the internet giant.

It may not come as a surprise to find that many of the places are in the capital city, but some of the places might not be particularly what you might expect, considering all the attractions Ireland has to offer.

Daniel O’Donnell says ‘Charlie’s Climb’ has united the Irish people like nothing he can remember


Irish star Daniel O’Donnell has spoken about the ‘honour’ he felt at taking part in a charity climb in Co Mayo.

The singer was part of ‘Charlie’s Climb’ – a fundraising event featuring group of people who climbed up Croagh Patrick to raise money for the Irish Motor Neurone Disease Association.

Father Ted legends Ardal O’Hanlon and Pauline McLynn speak about teaming up again for the first time in 25 years


Father Ted legends Ardal O’Hanlon and Pauline McLynn have spoken about reuniting after 25 years to star together in a new Sky comedy.

The stars, who played Father Dougal Maguire and housekeeper Mrs Doyle in the classic 1990s Irish comedy, play a husband and wife in the series ‘Rosie Molloy Gives Up Everything’.

Take a look inside luxury Dublin mansion used by Hollywood star Matt Damon


An Irish mansion that Hollywood star Matt Damon stayed in for several months during lockdown in 2020 is available to rent – but only for short term visits.

The €3.5m property is named ‘Ischia’ and was built and once owned by ex-Formula 1 driver Eddie Irvine.

Irish legend Ardal O’Hanlon disagrees with cancel culture


Father Ted legend Ardal O’Hanlon has said that he disagrees with modern cancel culture and believes that audiences should be treated like adults.

He also said that Father Ted could still be made in today’s environment because ‘priest bashing doesn’t date’.

Gabriel Byrne’s psychological horror is named scariest movie of all time


A 2018 horror movie starring Irish legend Gabriel Byrne has been named the scariest film of all time by online calculator gigacalculator.com.

Hereditary, the Ari Aster directed movie, which followed the story of a family who were haunted after the death of the children’s grandmother was named at the top of the list.