Gay Byrne’s show can be sponsored for six months for a fee of €12,000.

His final show last season sparked a round of speculation that he was about to retire, but new octogenerian Gay Byrne returns to RTÉ Lyric FM as usual(...)

Gay Byrne: retiring after eight years as RSA chairman

Minister for Transport Paschal Donohoe will appoint a new chairman and least three new board members to the Road Safety Authority next month. Current (...)

 Argentina’s Lionel Messi during yesterday’s game against Switzerland at the Arena de Sao Paulo. Photograph: Clive Rose/Getty Images

Day 20 and Bill O’Herlihy warned us that “it’ll be messy after the break”, so you assumed Kenny and Richie were on punditry duty again. But it was act(...)

History in picture-postcard bites: Simon Delaney in Tales of Irish Castles

Memo to those who feel like complaining that in The Meaning of Life (RTÉ One, Sunday) Gay Byrne doesn’t come over all Paxman and skewer the Taoiseach (...)

The girl who spoke to dolphins: Margaret Howe at the house in the Virgin Islands in 1964. Photograph: John Lilly Estate/BBC

The most sensational thing to happen on TV this week – it made the front page of six newspapers – is that Eamon Dunphy used the F-word twice before re(...)

I spent a lot of my teenage years trying to get out of going to school. I had a repertoire of “tummy aches” and “splitting headaches” worthy of an Osc(...)

Openness: Majella O’Donnell (left) with Gay Byrne

Gay Byrne isn’t the star of his shows. He doesn’t flatter his guests or want to be their friend. He doesn’t have a needy look that begs guests to l(...)

Acting Garda Commissioner Nóirín O’Sullivan photographed at the Reserve Graduation ceremony at the Garda College, Templemore. Photograph: Brenda Fitzsimons/The Irish Times

Gardaí have called on the interim Garda Commissioner, Nóirín O’Sullivan to carry out a review of road fatalities to establish whether there is (...)

Love conquers: Pádraig O’Toole and Mary O’Hara in Galway. Photograph: Joe O’Shaughnessy

The bride forgot her wedding dress and had to drive 30 miles to fetch it. The groom left his suit hanging behind his bedroom door, across the Atlan(...)

Gay Byrne’s father, Edward, fought at Ypres and the Somme

Gay Byrne has revealed that his father Edward was so traumatised by his experiences in the first World War that he would get up in the middle o(...)