Joe Duffy: for all his ability to read the electorate’s intentions, the Liveline host seems oblivious to voter fatigue

The late American writer Gore Vidal once identified “the four most beautiful words in our common language: ‘I told you so.’ ” Such triumphant self-ass(...)

‘I’m a proper northsider,’ Leo Varadkar told listeners on ‘Sunday With Miriam’. Photograph: Aidan Crawley

A few minutes into his interview with Miriam O’Callaghan, Minister for Health Leo Varadkar drops his bombshell. It’s a piece of personal information t(...)

Tuam scandal: a grotto at the site of the former mother-and-baby home  in Co Galway. Photograph: Niall Carson/PA

It’s not a profession that invites sympathy, but there must be times when it’s tough to be a shock jock in Ireland. As the catalogue of appalling reve(...)

Axed: Hector Ó hEochagáin

Hector Ó hEochagáin has never been noted for wry understatement, but this week he displayed a quiet, if unintended, irony when he joked that he was qu(...)

1Emotive': Newstalk host Tom Dunne. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill.

Returning from his holidays for the last few shows before the big upheaval, Tom Dunne (Newstalk, weekdays) admitted to feeling “emotive” but put a (...)

In tune with his listeners: Colm Hayes tapped into the national mood

Divide and conquer. From rabble-rousing politicians to radio talk-show hosts, exploiting the differences within society has long been a reliabl(...)