Sean Moncrieff discussed the dangers of Christmas at home. Photograph: Dara Mac Dónaill

It is, unfortunately, a familiar story. Sean Moncrieff (Newstalk, weekdays) hears of a benign religious tradition whose meaning and message have be(...)

1,357,400 – the average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November.  Photograph: Alan Betson

1,357,400Average audience for The Late Late Toy Show in November. Although the number of viewers was down slightly on last year, it was once again the(...)

Swansong: Clive James’s appearance on The Book Show, on RTÉ, provided the radio moment of the week. Photograph: Hazel Thompson/New York Times

For all that it’s important to stay informed, tuning into the morning news is rarely conducive to a bright start to the day. When not depressing li(...)

A complaint about a Newstalk radio presenter stating his support for same-sex marriage has been upheld in part by the Broadcasting Authority of Ireland.  Photograph: Frank Miller/The Irish Times.

A complaint about a Newstalk radio presenter stating his support for same-sex marriage has been upheld in part by the Broadcasting Authority of Ire(...)

A total of 143,000 listeners have “moved the dial” to Pat Kenny’s show on Newstalk while Seán O’Rourke, who replaced him on RTÉ Radio 1 now has 295,000 listeners, down from an audience of 334,000 recorded a year earlier.

RTÉ Radio 1 is losing listeners across its daytime schedule, the latest snapshot of the radio market shows, while Newstalk continues to make gains and(...)

UTV Ireland news editor Mick McCaffrey. Photograph: Chris Bellew / Fennell Photography.

UTV Ireland, the television channel that launches in the New Year, has appointed Sunday World journalist Mick McCaffrey as its news editor. Mr (...)

Lad humour: Dermot Whelan and Dave Moore

You know the summer holidays are over when you’re suddenly accosted by excitable children overcompensating for their anxiety about starting back at sc(...)

Nicky Byrne: effortlessly convivial

In a classic episode of the sitcom Seinfeld, the eponymous star, Jerry, approaches television executives with an idea for “a show about nothing”. I(...)

The acquisition of Pat Kenny continues to draw listeners to Newstalk with the numbers tuning-in to his programme rising by 17.5 per cent in the second(...)

Newstalker: Ivan Yates

Listening to Ivan Yates and Chris Donoghue, there are times when they sound less like news anchors and more like a vaudeville double act. As if there (...)