RTÉ One’s Wexford-set drama ‘Clean Break’ starring (l-r) Damien Molony, Kelly Thornton, Adam Fergus and Aidan McArdle. The four-parter will be one of the highlights of the channel’s new season, which is being launched today.

One of the first things RTÉ One channel controller Adrian Lynch admits is that he would like more drama – “big drama”, as he calls it. Ireland’s publi(...)

A visitor to Fenit in Co Kerry was attacked while swimming at sea by a gull. The attack happened about 70 metres off the shoreline and medical attention was needed. Photograph: ThinkStock

A swimmer has been attacked by a seagull in the sea at Fenit in Co Kerry. The attack happened on Tuesday last week around 70 metres off the shorelin(...)

Ryan Tubridy was good for the 9-10am slot on RTÉ 1 and it was good for him. Photograph: Frank Miller

It has been a good week for Ryan Tubridy. For years, the broadcaster has been forced to live at least part of his life by the “book” – an insider term(...)

George Hook: “my plan is to write a trilogy.”  Photograph: Dave Meehan

Ever since he announced his intention to retire from radio, George Hook has been vague about the exact date he plans to depart, much to the confusion (...)

Brendan O’Connor on the set of ‘The Saturday Night Show’, which was axed by RTÉ One controller Adrian Lynch to  make way for a new Ray D’Arcy vehicle.

“After all these years, I’ve finally got my own email in RTÉ, ” Brendan O’Connor declared to listeners on his first morning of summer cover for Radio (...)

John Murray: gags and mischief on the last week of the show.  Photograph: Brian McEvoy

Much as a leopard can’t change its spots, so it often seems that Sean O’Rourke is unable to shake off his years as a hard-bitten, relentlessly confron(...)

Identikit: Nicola, Dylan, Sean, George, India, Jade . . . or is that Jade, India?

Made in another era – six years ago, say – a series called Exiles (RTÉ2, Thursday) might have had a different meaning: construction workers forced to (...)

Anti-water charges protests: the latest form of lump-sum charge, the water charges, is the main focus of organised opposition to taxes today. Photograph: Nick Bradshaw

Colbert, a French finance minister of the late 17th century, said: “The art of taxation consists in so plucking the goose as to obtain the largest pos(...)

We might all come together to agree that the winner of the long-haul holiday with €20,000 spending money on The Late Late Show, anchored by the  ebullient Ryan Tubridy, did not deserve it half as much as us. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

RTÉ wants to know if I want to contribute to its “guiding set of principles”. Actually, it’s inviting everybody to do this. A few weeks ago it publish(...)

Dropping the ball: Brendan O’Connor

Listeners tuning into Brendan O’Connor’s first day as stand-in host of The John Murray Show (RTÉ Radio 1, weekdays) will not be surprised by what t(...)