“Why is it called the ‘ladies’ game’? That’s the one thing I never get”: Aine Lawlor during a discussion about women in the GAA

Once it may have been the highest praise women could hope for, from men anyway, but the term “ladies” hasn’t quite the acme of affirmation it used to (...)

The scene  of the fatal shooting of of Eddie Hutch Snr,  in his home on Poplar Row in  Dublin’s north inner city. Photograph:  Colin Keegan/Collins Dublin

Faced with the prospect of squabbling politicians clogging the airwaves for the rest of the month, one might think that any distraction from the elec(...)

Sean O’Rourke: Audience on Radio 1 is now higher than Pat Kenny’s was in his final full year at the station. Photograph: Cyril Byrne/The Irish Times

RTÉ Radio 1 kept its recovery going in the final months of 2015, but Today FM and RTÉ’s 2fm both saw their listener tallies slip, latest radio ratings(...)

Back in the studio after his cycle into work, a more recognisable Pat Kenny returns, by turns informed, inquisitive and toe-curlingly awkward. Photograph: Frank Miller

All broadcasters worth their salt aspire to take the road less travelled and be different. But it’s understandable when, faced with the relentless (...)

Senator Averil Power gets a hug after announcing her resignation from the Fianna Fáil party  outside Leinster House. Photograph: Cyril Byrne

Micheál Martin breezed into Dublin Castle on Saturday afternoon in high spirits. And why not? The Fianna Fáil leader had backed the right horse in the(...)

Sinead Burke with Róisín Ingle in The Irish Times studio.

This week Róisín Ingle meets Sinead Burke, who also goes by the alias Minnie Mélange when competing in (and winning) the Alternative Miss Ireland cont(...)

David McCullagh and Keelin Shanley, pictured at Wynn’s Hotel using a sepia technique. The presenters will be among those introducing a series of talks. Photograph: Ray McManus

O’Connell Street will be closed to traffic on Easter Monday as RTÉ stages a celebration of everyday life 100 years ago, with the aid of hundreds of v(...)

A weasel on a woodpecker’s back as the bird flies through the air in Hornchurch, Essex. Photograph: Martin Le-May.

“A lot of people think that RTÉ news is incredibly serious,” RTÉ deputy director general Kevin Bakhurst noted at the RTÉ Player International launch b(...)

Triumphant: Ryan Tubridy. Photograph: Colin Keegan/Collins

As Irish radio personalities enjoy some post-Christmas downtime and look back on 2014, one presenter in particular might enjoy dusting off a copy of A(...)

World Cup Supporters’ Club: John Murray

We are, one might have noticed, in the midst of a mania that grips otherwise sensible individuals once every four years, when sound judgment is rep(...)