Broadcasters Pat Kenny and Sean O’Rourke were both absent from the PPI Awards ceremony in Kilkenny last night.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times

A news story broadcast on the Today with Pat Kenny programme won a radio award last night, though its erstwhile presenter was not there for the ann(...)

 Ian Dempsey said he was surprised at how emotional he felt at being given an outstanding service award for radio. “I’ve been at it a bloody long time,” he said.  Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons

Today FM broadcaster Ian Dempsey has been inducted into the PPI (Phonographic Performance Ireland) Radio Awards hall of fame. Dempsey (52) has been a (...)