All Black Brendan O’Connor (centre) goes straight into the Leicester backrow. Photograph: Martin Hunter/Getty Images.

Leicester will face an immediate stern test of their European Champions Cup credentials when they kick off this season’s tournament against French (...)

Ray D’Arcy on public service broadcasting: ‘I don’t know if giving a small minority a disproportionate amount of airtime in the name of balance is serving the public’

Ray D’Arcy is sitting in the RTÉ canteen looking slightly bemused. Being back is odd, he says. “Odd,” he repeats. “Quite odd,” he adds. D’Arcy (...)

The Late Late Show returns for its 54th season tonight. If each episode were to start with a “previously on the Late Late Show” segment it would be(...)

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 (...)